Chloe and Ben

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How We Met

Ben and I met in 2008 during our freshman year of high school. We were assigned seats together in study hall, I wouldn’t stop talking to him and we started dating on November 4, 2008 and have been together ever since.

How He Asked

On December 18, 2015 we left for a cruise with my parents to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico. I had picked out my ring a few months back, so I knew that Ben had it. Right before we left for vacation, I saw the box when Ben got our passports out of the safe, so I thought for sure that he wouldn’t be proposing on our trip. The trip was going great, December 21st was my birthday, and the next day we were going to be in Cozumel, I told my mom, “I wish Ben would propose tomorrow in Mexico so that I could say ‘Once upon a time in Mexico’, but I know he won’t”. The next day in Mexico, we took a speed boat to a private island called “Isla Pasion”. We spent the day laying in the sun and drinking margaritas (two of my very favorite things to do). It was getting close to time to leave and my mom suggested we go take some pictures, I complained because I wanted to continue laying in the sun and I refused to put my clothes on because they were still wet from the speed boat ride. We took some pictures and ended up under a wooden pergola. My mom was snapping pictures like she always does when Ben dropped down on one knee! He planned everything to totally surprise me. My parents were in on it of course, and it was special to me to have them there. He knows how much I love Cozumel, so he wanted to do it there on the beach where I love to be. He even made a ring box that would lie flat in his pocket so that I wouldn’t see it and suspect anything. It was worth the 7 year wait!

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