JoAnn and Michael
How We Met
I had just started a new job and I received a phone call from someone (my now fiancé) in the firm asking me if I was Portuguese. It was an odd question but I said yes, and he was like I could tell by your name, I’m Portuguese too. We became friends after that. Turns out this stranger would be the one I would one day marry!
How He Asked
We were on a family vacation in Portugal and we decided to visit a nearby town called Agueda. Michael knew I loved this place because they do a wonderful art festival every summer and decorate the streets with floating umbrellas. It’s truly a magical site! My mom was there also along with my cousins, his mom and sister as well. We were all walking down the Main Street when Michael asked me to take a picture. We finished taking the picture and the next thing I knew he said “are you ready for this” and got down on one knee. I was completely shocked! He told me he loved me since the day he married me and wanted to spend his life with me and asked me to marry him. I said yes! I was so surprised and he chose the perfect place surrounded by my family. It was absolutely wonderful.