We usually share wedding stories here on the blog, but we can never pass up a good engagement story! (It’s safe to say we just love LOVE!) And we know you’ll enjoy the story of Steve and Samantha:
Sam’s version of how they met: We met in the winter of 2010. I had just gotten off work and a friend talked me into going to a karaoke bar with her. I arrived and immediately saw Steve. He was dressed great, wearing a Brixton hat, and I said to my friend, “That guy is so cute.”
I kept trying to give him “the look” to initiate a conversation, and he kept looking over at me, but wouldn’t approach me. He ended up singing a Ginuwine (yes, that amazing one-hit wonder from the ’90s) song, and I was even more convinced that I had to talk to this guy. I introduced myself, we talked and laughed, and he got my number!
From there, we started building a friendship and dating, and it just never stopped. He’s the most patient and kind person I have ever met, and hilarious. He’s just the best person…for me.
Steve’s version of how they met: It was only a matter of time before Samantha and I would cross paths. Funny enough, it was at karaoke of all places! I knew the moment that she walked in that I had to meet her. I figured singing a funny ’90s R & B song would be a great way to break the ice.
We later learned that we had a mutual group of friends that frequented that bar every Monday evening. For the next few months, karaoke became the excuse to see each other.
After bonding over childhood TV shows, music, and Ray-Ban sunglasses, we started dating and never looked back. She is the perfect piece of the puzzle. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with Samantha.
The Engagement: It was our two-year anniversary, December 6, 2012. Steve made us a reservation at The Pink Door restaurant, at the “lovers” table. He had the ring in his sock at dinner, and at some point got up and handed it off to the waitress.
After a romantic dinner and drinks, the waitress came up with champagne and dessert and said “A little birdie told me it was your anniversary tonight.” I immediately thought “Ah! That’s so sweet.” Then I realized there was a little tin with flowers sitting there. The next hour is pretty much a blur. He asked me to marry him; the restaurant clapped, I cried, and could not stop smiling.
To top off the night, he had one of my best friends (and future bridesmaid) coordinate a surprise engagement party for us at our house. I was beyond shocked. I am impossible to surprise, and the whole night was just filled with one thing after the next. Best day of my life!
Congrats to this happy couple! We’re sure it will be an amazing wedding–and there better be karaoke!
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Photography by Ellie Arciaga, A Darling Felicity
Flowers by Melissa Cushman Floral Design