Gemma and Sam
How We Met
We were set up on a blind date by my older sister who works with Sam. He was talking to her one day at work about trying to find his perfect girl and asked if she knew any single girls that might be a good fit for him. Little did we all know that our first date would be the start of our love story.
How He Asked
Sam had booked a trip to Rome as a surprise present for my birthday. We flew out in the early hours of the morning so we could make the most of our first day. Once we had arrived and checked into our hotel we decided to quickly change clothes and then head out to explore. Sam said he had researched a place he wanted us to visit called Villa Borghese, it’s a beautiful landscape garden. Sam led me to an opening where there was a gorgeous lake, we were surrounded by trees and stunning views.
As we were looking out onto the lake Sam told me he wanted to take a picture of us facing the lake (with our backs to the camera), I thought he was acting a bit strange but went along with it anyway. The next thing I knew he was asking me to turn around and when I did he was on his knee presenting me with the most beautiful ring.
I couldn’t believe what was happening, it didn’t feel real! My exact reaction was “WHAT! Are you serious?!” Followed by YES!
It was the perfect start to our romantic holiday. Now we get to spend forever making amazing memories like that.