Shanda and Markus

How We Met: Markus and I met in our seminar class during my junior year in high school. We became fast friends and he relied on me to get through AP Chemistry. I didn’t realize it, but I was falling for him FAST.

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How He Asked: While visiting his grandma in Daytona, Markus planned to take me to the beach every morning for sunrise. The first day, we followed that and took his GoPro to set up for pictures of the sunrise. We did this again the next day, and it involved getting up at 4:30 AM while on vacation. Once the sun was up, we were taking pictures in front of the sunrise. In the middle of all this, he got down on one knee and popped the question. I was shocked and didn’t know if he was serious. Luckily, he was. It was the most perfect, romantic proposal!!!!