Chaker and Hillary

How We Met

Hillary and I first met by playing music together at a church camp. Two years after that first encounter, we saw each other at a friend’s wedding, and she asked me to hang out. We ended up exploring a local nature observatory and stayed up talking until 4 AM.

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Chaker and Hillary's Engagement in St. Augustine Beach

While I was driving her home, I told her that I was attracted to her and wanted to get to know her better. A few dates later, I knew Hillary was the one for me. She lived in Orlando, and I lived in Atlanta so we dated long-distance for over two years. While we dated, I put away $100 every month to be able to buy her an engagement ring when I graduated college.

Chaker's Proposal in St. Augustine Beach

How He Asked

For memorial day, we took a vacation with our friends to St. Augustine Beach in Florida. After a long day at the beach, we went to explore a historic fort and eat dinner downtown. My friends asked me to take pictures of them which gave me the chance to dial in the settings on my camera just how I wanted them. I then handed my camera to my friend and asked him to take some pictures of Hillary and I. While she was looking the other direction, I dropped to one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with me.