Danika and Michael

How We Met

We met each other through BMX. He rode freestyle and I raced, and when our paths crossed the rest was history!

How He Asked

We were at the American Airlines Arena in Miami for an Ellie Goulding concert. While enjoying the concert with our friends from our seats, Mike somehow convinced me that our tickets would also allow us to go down to the floor area. We left our friends and made our way down to the “pit” to enjoy the last of the concert, dancing and singing along until the very last verse.

When the concert ended and I looked at Mike with slight confusion because she hadn’t sung our song “Love Me Like You”, one of her most popular songs. Just as people were gathering their things and making their way towards the exit, Ellie came running back out on stage with her entire band and began to sing our song!

By this point I was on cloud nine because of her encore performance and at the very end Mike began to whisper sweet nothings in my ear, slowly turned me around, got down on one knee, and asked me those four little words that every girl dreams about, “will you marry me?” and as I responded with an overwhelming, still in shock, “YES!” confetti and fireworks exploded around us. When I looked up, I not only found ourselves surrounded by a circle of concert goers, our friends had all surfaced from that crowd and had filmed everything. Needless to say, it was the best day of my life.

Special Thanks