Our story: I met Gabe in 1997. He is three years younger than me and is my High School friend Emily's younger brother. I never thought of him in that way when we were kids (14 to 17 is a huge difference). I kept in contact with Em over the years but she lived in South Florida while I was still in Daytona. My brother got married in November, 2009. At the reception, I saw this handsome guy from afar. After questioning around as to who this person was (who I caught staring at me multiple times), I found out it was Emily's brother Gabe. He facebook requested me that night.
|One of our first photos together in 2010|
|First Vacation Trip, June 2010|
Gabe always told me that we wouldn't get engaged until after he graduated. In December 2012, he graduated with his Masters Degree. I was giving him until this July, when I would have to have the awkward conversation no girl wants to start.
Dom Perignon or Perrier Jouet Flower bottle....then laughed and said Mumm Rose. Dom P really is my fav, so when he walked in the door with an unknown species I was confused and gave him a look. "What is that?" "A $100 bottle of champagne" "What? Why?" "It's your birthday!" (my mind instantly goes, why didn't he get Dom or Perrier Jouet if he was spending that much - I am a brat.....). He excitedly told me about how pretty this bottle was and told me to come look at it. Tzarina Champagne comes in a black box - inside this box was another box which had ring inside. How fitting, I got proposed to by a bottle of champagne!!
|New Orleans Jacksons Square, the sight of where we will exchange our vows|