Elizabeth and Andrés

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How We Met

Andrés and I met in church. We knew each other from afar, but it wasn’t until 5 years ago that we became friends. We started hanging out and bonding over basketball! For Valentine’s day 2012, he asked me out on a date. After that, he spontaneously showed up at my college to take me out on breakfast dates. In April, we went out for breakfast, to the zoo, and to get ice cream shakes. We became official that day.

How He Asked

On my 23rd birthday, Andrés took me out to dinner to a lovely French restaurant, my favorite. After dinner, we were on to getting froyo, but it started raining cats and dogs. We couldn’t even get off the car due to the rain, so we went to buy an umbrella instead. The rain was literally raining on Andrés’ parade. Instead of going back for froyo, we went downtown to Arizona Center and walked under our umbrella. Upon arrival, our families and friends were there with a birthday cake for me. They all sang me happy birthday!

Then Andrés took me to an area where the fountains are, and started telling me that he loved me. He said I had showed him what true love was and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me! He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him, so of course I said yes!

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Our families were there, so it was perfect.

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