Gabriella and Brian
How We Met
Brian and I met in our college days back in 2009 when we were in Seattle, Washington. The sparks started when we were in the same class and we started to talked to each other. Day by day we started to spend some time together and he offered to pick me up to class every morning and drop me off when I finished all my classes. Of course, a sweet gesture will always melt a girl’s heart like mine! And somewhere in January 2010, we started dating.
How He Asked
6.5 years goes by… July 2016, we were in Bali for my friend’s wedding (so I did not expect anything, it was just a normal usual short getaway for me). I did not notice a single odd thing from him or from my friends, they were all good actors and actresses (acting normal like usual). So, the day after my friend’s wedding, I had a “friendship” photo-shoot with my girlfriends in one of the nicest beach in Bali while the guys decided to “stayed” in the villa, still I did not notice something odd from this.
When it comes to sunset, the photographer asked me to face the sun and he was going to shoot me from behind, so I did listen to his instruction. And then, I feel someone grabbed my hand from behind and I was so surprised that I saw Brian cause I thought he was at the villa with the guys. He started to give his speech which was very touching and sweet, afterwards 6 of his friends started to line up behind us wearing a shirt with a writing on each of everyone’s back, saying ” Will You Marry Me?” Of course, the answer is YESS YESS YESS!!!
It was very an unforgettable and unexpected moments for me. For 6.5 years of relationship is not a smooth journey with us, it was a hell of roller coaster road for us, but we finally make it through. I do believe that what’s meant to be will always find their way. One beautiful quotes to always remember – “He has made everything beautiful in its time” -Ecclesiastes 3:11