Marilyn and Ismael

Marilyn and Ismael's Engagement in Paris, France

How We Met

This isn’t one of those high school or college sweethearts stories. For those that don’t know our story it was December 18, 2015 when Ismael and I swiped right on tinder and were a match, a match made in heaven of course.. A week later we went on our first date. January 9, 2016 he asked me to be his girlfriend and our story began.

How He Asked

After spending 10 days in Greece I thought we were heading back home to NYC. At the airport in Athens, Greece Ismael tells me I have good news and bad news which one do you want to hear first. I had an exam that Monday, it was now Saturday (two days before the exam). He tells me the bad news is that you won’t have much time to study, but the good news is that we are going to Paris for a day. I didn’t think anything big was about to happen. We flew into Paris and once we arrived at our hotel Ismael starts to rush me to get ready. It was about to rain and little did I know he wanted to beat the rain so that the proposal isn’t ruined. While walking to the Eiffel tower, we held hands and his palms were sweaty (Ismael never sweats) I asked him why are your palms sweaty and he said maybe because its humid. I still had no idea about what was about to happen. While walking there, Ismael is texting with my brother Robert the entire time and sharing locations so that he knows where to meet us. We arrive at the Eiffel Tower and start to take pictures, while posing I see Ismael’s facial expression change so I turn around and there was my brother with the ring. It was at this moment that Ismael got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

Our proposal story is so unique and thoughtful, I can’t thank Ismael enough for putting so much thought and effort into giving me the best proposal ever!