Monique and Keith

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How We Met: I met Keith at a beer pong party that was thrown by his cousins, yes very romantic! Haha. But I can say it was “love at first laugh”. He kept me laughing all night. I enjoyed his vibe so much, I needed to hang out with him again. So I asked his cousin who was a friend of mine, for his number. I texted him asking him if he wanted to go out to a bar with my sister and our friends. Since then, I fell more and more with his personality and his presence. On June 26, 2011, he asked me to be his girlfriend. I have never met someone who is always happy and cares so much about being positive.

How He Asked: I find me and Keith’s relationship very weird and unique. We never follow the traditional rules that most people would, yet we create our own. For example, one day I felt that I wanted to make a statement and be out of the ordinary. On November 12, 2013, I decided to have Keith play a fun game of scavenger hunt. I left clues starting at our apartment that led to the others. I went to all of the places that were special to us, and handed them cards that had the next clue, which then led him to a room in Caesars Palace, (our favorite hotel in Vegas) and there he walks into a room filled with rose petals and candles that spelled out Marry Me?, and me standing there in his favorite dress that I have, on.

She had him do a scavenger hunt all throughout Las Vegas, and led him to a room at Caesars Palace, which Monique had rose pedals and candles spelling out Marry Me?

He was in complete utter surprise, and just thought we were having a spontaneous date. Then I pointed at the candles that spelled Marry Me, and he said of course! Regardless of my proposal, Keith did not want me to miss out on the feeling of every girls dream of being proposed to. On my birthday August 28, 2015, he told me we were going to Knott’s Berry Farm, come to find, he surprised me to a trip to Disneyland instead. Right before midnight, he led me to Snow Whites wishing well and asked me to make a wish. After we made our wishes, he asked what I knew he wished for. He said, “I wish to be with your forever”, and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

The ring did not arrive in time for Keith's plan, but that did not matter.

Normally, there would be a ring, but Keith proposed to me with his phone out, showing me the picture of the ring. We will be getting married on September 16, 2016. And that is how #OnceUponAntonio was created.

Surprised her by the Snow Whites wishing well in Disneyland.