Rachelle and Mike | Falling in Love in Newport

How We Met: Mike and I met 9 years ago yesterday (January 25th, 2005) in gym class in high school. We instantly clicked and became close friends. After 5 years we realized there was something there between us. We began dating on September 6th, 2010.

How He Asked: A few days before he proposed, he surprised me with the fact that we were going to historic Newport, Rhode Island for the weekend to “celebrate” his cousins birthday. We stayed at the upscale “Hotel Viking” At One Bellevue Ave (the beginning of the street where the mansions are) The day after we arrived, mikes cousin, cousins fiancé, myself and Mike went to tour the mansions. we toured first “The Marble House”, second “The Breakers”, and lastly “The Elms”. After touring the homes, the four of us went outside and walked the ground than went to the center door on the back side of the house to take pictures. After taking pictures he’s cousin (with the camera) started walking up the stairs towards us as my boyfriend turns and faces me. He than starts telling me about how much he loves me and my son (from a previous relationship) so much and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me than proceeds to get down on one knee and ask the big question. With the ocean on one side of us and a beautiful mansion on the other. It was absolutely beautiful especially with the snow on the ground!

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