Leah and Phil
How We Met
It all started about 5 years ago when Phil and I met at work. We both were working at Macy’s at the time. When Phil first asked me out, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to go. However, I’ll never forget what my grandma said after I told her about the date. She said “ What’s the worst that could happen, maybe you’ll fall in love. Give it a try.” So, I did. My grandmother was right… Phil and I did fall in love.
How He Asked
A few years later, we went on our first trip together to Japan. It was an amazing trip! At one point, we had hiked a really tall and steep mountain ( Mount Misen- located on Miyajima Island right off of Hiroshima). The hike was very hard for me and I struggled a lot, but Phil helped me the whole way. I knew in that moment I was going to marry this man. Exactly 3 years later from the first time we first hiked Mount Misen, we were back in Japan. Phil had wanted to hike the mountain again. This time I hiked it with ease. When we reached the top, Phil was on one knee proposing to me. I was so overwhelmed by the breathtaking views and also by this amazing man proposing right in front of me. Of course, I said yes! It was a magical moment I will never forget!