Courtney and Luis

How We Met

Luis and I first met, unofficially, my freshman year in high school (his sophomore year) when he ran into me in the hallway. From that moment on I absolutely could not stand him for knocking me down and not apologizing! However, a year later towards the end of my sophomore year we officially met through mutual friends at lunch one day and I decided he wasn’t such a bad guy. We bonded over talks about soccer, and we were both very intrigued by each other. When it came to dating we were both super shy, so it took a lot of convincing on both sides but we eventually decided to hang out. After about a month of hanging out, he asked me to be his girlfriend on June 17, 2010 and we have been inseparable ever since!

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How He Asked

On September 19, Luis asked me if I wanted to take a random trip to my all time favorite city, Charlotte, North Carolina, one day and of course I said yes! We spent the day shopping and eating and then he asked if I wanted to finish the night on one of our favorite spots atop a 12 story parking deck in the heart of downtown. We spent a while playing around with a newly purchased selfie stick before he asked me to help him set it up on the top of his car so we could take some full length pictures, I thought this was kind of weird but just went with it. After we set it up he went to set the timer and came back over to me. Right before the camera was supposedly going to take the picture he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring! I was in such a state of shock I couldn’t get the word yes out, but when I finally did the tears started flowing and I was the happiest girl on the planet!

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