Sonia and Preshen
How We Met
We were invited to a mutual family friend’s birthday party just over ten years ago. He was giving a toast and was a bit nervous. Truthfully I had spotted him a few years earlier at another birthday, and he had spotted me at a wedding before this party as well. But we hadn’t met until that night. We started chatting a little, and the rest, as they say, is history!
How He Asked
We went for lunch in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, to a busy little restaurant called Expresso. When he ordered a tiny starter as his lunch, I should’ve known something strange was afoot. We finished lunch and he casually suggested we take a walk along 4th Avenue to check out the shops. We came across a small gallery called The Cow Artworks. He casually suggested we have a look. We worked our way from one side of the room to the other, with me commenting on all the pictures as though I was a seasoned art critic. As I set eyes on one of the last frames, I saw four very familiar faces looking back at me. I said: “That looks just like Luca!” (my puppy) It turned out that the picture, hanging amongst all the other art, was of Luca, my two other pups, and his little dog. Printed above their sweet faces was “Say Yes”. With a shocked look on my face I turned to Preshen and saw him pulling out a ring box from his jacket pocket. And then he asked. And I said “Definitely Yes”.