Mariel and Parker
How We Met: Parker Mays and I met at Ohio State University. About 9 of us girls were celebrating a friend’s 21st birthday that night. Cazuelas, a small Mexican restaurant with awesome margaritas, was apparently the place to be. We had been there for about a couple of hours when Parker, his friends, AND his entire family walked in to enjoy some margaritas as well. It’s a small restaurant that our tables were basically turned into one big party.
My girlfriends and I actually first noticed his mom, Laurie. We were all so shocked at how beautiful she was! Being a group of college girls, we forced her into taking pictures with us and take some tequila shots. It was such a blast that we asked asked them all to go out with us the rest of the night.
Laurie never made it out, but according to Parker, his goal was to meet me. And I sure am one lucky girl because of his determination.
How He Asked: Parker and I had just moved in together on Monday, June 8th, 2015. We always knew we would live in Dayton, Ohio, due to his family business. We left for Charleston, South Carolina, with our friends, Melody, and Buddy, that Wednesday afternoon. It was a much needed vacation for such a hectic couple of days!