Marissa and Evan

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Evan and I met on a blind date through a mutual friend on 8/25/2012. I guess you could say that after that night we were insperable.

Evan and I planned a trip to go to Italy 10/9/14 until 10/19/14 and everyone kept telling me I would get engaged while we were there. I assured them that Evan was not going to propose because he had said to me before that he felt he was too young to get engaged, and I was fine with that.

On 10/13/14, we decided to do a bus tour in Rome and went to the coliseum then went to the Altare della Patria, which is the tallest monument in Rome. We went to the top and the view was absolutely breathtaking. Evan asked a nice couple to take our picture and as I’m getting ready to pose next to him, he gets down on one knee. When I noticed I started crying and said “Oh my God, what are you doing?!” He said to me “Honey, I love you. Will you marry me?” As I continued to cry tears of joy I uttered “yes” as he placed the ring on my finger. The crowd applauded and cheered as we hugged and kissed each other.

I immediately called my mom and dad after it happened and she asked if I could send her the picture of Evan proposing. When we got home from the trip I found out my mom made a mock newspaper article explaining what had happened the day Evan proposed.

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Engagement Photo by Pravada Photography