John & Laura met one another on Facebook about 4 years ago. We had several mutual friends and Laura went to high school with John’s eldest niece. We just happened to comment on her same post at the same time as one another, saw each other's profile picture and we had to meet. Neither of us were looking, but fate and Facebook brought us together.
Our relationship continues to grow stronger and stronger with each passing day. Not only does our love grow but so does our friendship. We are truly the best of friends and enjoy each other's company, even when we're doing nothing at all, though especially when we are involved with any one of our shared interests - spending time with family, friends, our fur babies (dogs - Atlas and Lana), traveling, going to movies and concerts, eating and SUSHI! We love to make one another laugh and smile - particularly Laura who has a silly side like none other - and we always celebrate our achievements as a couple and individuals, and support one another when we encounter troubles.
John proposed on Valentine’s Day 2018. To say it was a surprise is an understatement. We chose to celebrate a low-key Valentine's with a home-cooked meal, though low-key quickly turned romantic when John presented his gifts. We had agreed not to buy one another gifts this Valentine’s Day, so John was clever and had gifts wrapped for himself - They were really for both of them. Laura was to open them one by one and each gift was an item to make our simple dinner at home more romantic; silver candlesticks, long red candles, a silver ice bucket, Nambe champagne flutes, and Crystal champagne, which we had been saving for the most special of occasions. As Laura was getting ready to sit down for dinner, John took her hand, got on one knee and proposed. Laura said yes, but was so surprised and shocked that she completely failed to look at the ring on her finger - the most perfect beautiful ring John could find - and just cried happy tears. The amazing meal was enjoyed, but was interrupted with the obvious conversations and the mandatory FaceTime calls to our parents and closest friends. Although John felt it was cliché to propose on Valentine’s Day, it was perfect and will forevermore be the best Valentine's day ever, though we will spend the rest of our lives together trying to top it.
To marry someone is a special thing, but to be able to honestly say you're marrying your best friend is a true blessing and miracle. Thank you social media for bringing us together!
~ Bride, Laura