Jeremy and Litsa

How We Met

Well, the story starts years before we actually met, starting with the infamous “Hey, we should meet up for a drink sometime” message… when she messaged me on Facebook! I was seeing someone at the time so I told her that if that ever changed, she’d be the first to know. Fast forward a year and a half… I happened to come across that old message and decided to make good on my promise; “How about that drink?” I asked. Much to my dismay, she was now seeing somebody, so she told me the same thing I had told her a year and a half ago.

Finally, two years after our first message (and a lot of Instagram creeping later [I thought she had children… Turned out she was a nanny!), we both were single. At the time, I was promoting nightclubs as a side gig (not the douchey promoter type… Ok, well maybe a little bit.) Either way, she asked me about what was going on that Friday night so I pointed her to the best place and followed up with her Saturday to find out if she had a good time. She told me she stayed in… because she actually was talking about Saturday night and she was coming to where I was working that night. I was excited, but at the same time, I knew I would be running around working so I didn’t know how it would work out, but I figured, “Whatever, let’s see how this goes.” She arrived with her friends, I showed them around the club and I got back to working. Later in the night, her ex-boyfriend showed up so I swept her away and we talked all night long…. And I never did that. She was captivating, innocent, and absolutely beautiful. I knew something was special so I grabbed the photographer. “Take a picture,” I said. I never did that, but this was different. She was different.

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We made plans to get coffee the next week. Starbucks was packed so we grabbed lunch at my favorite eatery from back in college, The University Grille. We both got turkey clubs and we talked for hours and hours until the restaurant closed. Not wanting the day to end, we went to a night club and danced all night (I was impressed with her dancing prowess). We’ve been together ever since. And to think it all started on Facebook – thanks, Mark!

How He Asked

4 years later, I was ready. I went and bought the ring, asked her father for his blessing, and booked a trip to Cancun, Mexico. It was on like Donkey Kong. The resort had a professional photographer in the lobby so I joked with Litsa that we should do it. “It’d be fun… and pretty funny.” A few hours later (and a few more drinks later), I booked it nonchalantly by saying, “It’ll be a good way to remember a great vacation.” The day of the shoot, she asked me, “Do you think this looks good?” I stopped, picked my jaw up off the floor and proceeded to tell her, “Yea, that’ll work. You look stunning.”  And stunning she was…

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I had practiced what I was going to say and even how I was going to kneel to keep my balance. The time had come and I was nervous… So nervous. Unexpected twist: I didn’t know how to get the ring out of my luggage without her seeing while we were both in the hotel room. I couldn’t risk her seeing me getting it out. It’d ruin everything so I opted to “forget my phone” when we were leaving for the shoot. We got to the elevator and I announced my forgetfulness and proceed to sprint to the room. Once back in the room, I wasn’t sure if she was waiting or walking back but I figured I had at least a 15-second head start if she was coming back. I quickly rummaged through the bag, grabbed the box, and then realized… I had no place to put it except the back pocket of my dress pants so that what I did. I thought to myself, “Just have to keep her in front of me. There’s no way I can let her see this huge box protruding from my butt.” Didn’t plan that part, but it was the only way to hold it!

I’m pretty sure this is her thinking, “He better propose, OR ELSE!”

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Anyways, I put my game face on…

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And we made our way to the beach.

I kept trying to start, but I was overcome with happiness. “Litsa, ever since I met you…” annnd I was crying. Take 2: “Litsa, I never could have imagined..” Tears. Third time’s a charm though so I kissed her…

Took out the ring…

Asked her to marry me…

And she said YES!

We are both extremely excited! Thanks for reading!