Heather and Matt
How We Met
After being in a couple different relationship that didn’t work out, I decided to try online dating. Never did I ever think something would turn out so amazing. Tinder was my choice of dating sites because of my sister. (Thanks!) I swiped right and I swiped left. I had many matches but never “connected”. That’s when I met Matt. His picture is what caught my eye. He was actually work the night I finally messaged him back, he had previously messaged me a whole month before. I just never responded! His baby blue eyes and his uniform got me! We talked for about a month before we actually met in person. When it was time to finally meet, we met at a bar and I had gone with a couple friends because, it’s hard to trust anyone now a days. We were waiting outside for him and when I saw this white car pass, I just knew it was him. When he got out and started walking up to me, the first thing I said to him was, “WOW your tall!” We go in and have some drinks, play pool and we danced the night away! It was like a dream. He had to be at work early the next morning but he too, was having so much fun! We both stayed until the bar closed! When it was time to leave we walked to his car and it was in November so it was chilly. He held me in his jacket until my friend came around with her car. I told myself, I’m not gonna kiss him tonight… let’s just wait and see what he will do or say. He was totally Ohk with it. He said I was different. But when we did have our first kiss, it was like the 4th of July, Fireworks galore, so amazing! After hanging out just a few more times, he asked me out! I of course say yes, Cause he’s too darn cute! Since then life has been so amazing!
How He Asked
I had made plans for our family to go to the beach and take some family pictures. We had just came back from an excursion in Tulum, the Mayan Ruins and everyone said, “Today’s a perfect day for the pictures!” (After already being there for 4 days!) So we all went back and got ready. As we waited in the lobby for the rest of our family to get there, I realized I needed my lip gloss (yes I did really lmao). Matthew said no, I was shit outta luck. Next thing you know, a tour guide for the travel club approached us and asked us if we were interested in joining the travel club. We looked at each other and the first thing I thought was our family was gonna be here to meet us any minute and I’m still mad because you wouldn’t let me go get my lip gloss.
(But now I know Matthew already had something up his sleeve!) We agreed, why not, he said it would be really quick. (Just a few Pamphlets right?) We jump in the private golf cart and the tour guide drives us to the office for the travel club. As we walk in, we talked with the front desk associate and we were offered some drinks, we then get back into the cart and we’re chauffeured to a boat that was docked along the salt river. (It’s man made! Salt because it keeps away mosquitoes!) We get on and I’m thinking man, they’re really trying to sell us! It was us two, the driver and one other person that was a photographer.(Now I know he was really there just for us!) A lot of people knew that I have suspected this all along especially since we had both of our families going with us!) But funny thing is, today, at this moment, I honestly didn’t think anything of it. The photographer was so good I never saw him point the camera our way one time! We drive around our resort in amazement of the views from the waters standpoint. After some time we come upon a dock to get off. We don’t get off tho.
A saxophone player gets on and plays us some tunes… Matthew grabs a hold of my hand and rubs the top as he’s holding it tight. I noticed he was shaking a little too. This is when I start to think omg what if!? But yet I still wasn’t sure he was going to (he tried proposing in a Walmart on April fools before) …. as we travel around more of the resort we come upon another dock and I begin to hear the saxophone player playing the melody to OUR song, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. I start freaking out saying omg this is our song!! How amazing!!! I turn to look around and I see red and white balloons with all of our cute pictures hanging from them and our family dressed in what I had planned for us all to wear for our family beach photos.
As you can see, I was frozen in shock, I couldn’t believe what I was reading. They each were holding signs with words that spelled WILL YOU MARRY ME? I turn back to him and see him on one knee. I start crying uncontrollably. He says some sweet words to me (I was so blown away I can’t remember) and I of course say YES ! My ring is so beautiful and I can now say I am engaged to my best friend, my soulmate and my one true love!