Jessica and Derrick

How We Met

We were matched on e Harmony. We started chatting and decided to meet at Starbucks a few days later. We sat outside at Starbucks and talked for a couple of hours. We have been inseparable ever since.

How He Asked

We were vacationing in The Bahamas,with our kids, for Derrick’s sister’s wedding. Derrick decided that the boys, him , and myself needed to go watch the sun set on our favorite beach. We load up in the Jeep and make it to Somerset Beach with some time to spare before the sun goes down. The tide was coming in, but it was the perfect time to look for some beautiful sea shells. The kids are running around looking for shells, and Derrick and myself are enjoying the scenery. I was taking some pictures so the kids would always remember their first trip to the Bahamas. Our youngest, Cody, starts yelling for me to come and see the shell he and his brother had found. I walk over and they open their hands to reveal a beautiful seashell and an even more gorgeous diamond ring. At this point, I am a little confused as to what is going on, so I turn around to find Derrick. I find Derrick on one knee in the sand, with the sun setting behind him.

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Somerset Beach on Andros Island in the Bahamas

It could not have been a more perfect proposal.

Jessica and Derrick's Engagement in Somerset Beach on Andros Island in the Bahamas