Patricia and John
How We Met
We were set up by Johnny’s sister Diana(best matchmaker around), whom I had already been acquainted with through a friend. I met Diana at our mutual girlfriend’s bridal shower back in 2012. At that time, through conversation Diana had thought that John and I would make a great couple however I was in another relationship at the time. 3 years later at our mutual friend’s baby shower which I almost didn’t make it to that day, Diana and I crossed paths again and in conversation I mentioned that I was single. This sparked her to think of her brother again who was also single at the time, so she contacted him to let him know her thoughts and instincts on how great we would get along …2 hours later I received a call from Johnny to set up our first date and the rest is history….Talk about fate!
How He Asked
John proposed to me in Sarasota, Florida the first evening of our one week vacation in Florida. He proposed right at Sunset, the most beautiful sunset that evening, right on the beach at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Beach Club with Big letters spelled “L O V E” on the beach that John had ordered in.
The staff at the Ritz all did an amazing job helping John arrange for the perfect proposal. From closing off the beach to setting everything up and having champagne right at hand. John had also hired a photographer/videographer Zac who captured the whole thing and did a stellar job putting together a video of the proposal that we have shared with family and friends and will be able to share with our children in the years to come. By the way, I had NO idea any of this was happening or going on and did not have the slightest inclining that the proposal was happening. I was totally shocked when he got down on one knee!!!