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It's been amazing seeing these two together and knowing how right they are for each other. They are surrounded with such a profound love there is no doubt they found their soul mate! Love you guys!!!
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5:00 pm Party begins / Empieza la fiesta
5:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner is served / La hora de la cena
8:30 pm Dance begins / Empieza el baile
The lovebirds met for the first time in person on April 7th. Both were punctual to arrive at Tropicana in Downey, CA. Elizabeth was already waiting by the rear door as Ernesto parked and approached her, standing there, looking beautiful. They greeted each other with a hug and proceeded to enter the Restaurant to request a table for dinner. They started their 3 hour conversation which was cut short due to the restaurant closing. It was a magical evening. They both knew there would be more of these in the near future.
First communication: Ernesto
First to suggest to talk on the phone: Elizabeth
First to provide a phone number: Ernesto
First to text: Elizabeth (to the wrong area code - 301 vs 310)
First to call: Elizabeth (even though it was accidental)
First to initiate kiss: Elizabeth
First to formalize relationship: Ernesto
The loving couple found it difficult to narrow down since every date had resulted in hours of talking, sharing, joking and getting to know each other. If they were to pick one, it would have to be April 21st, their 5th date. Two weeks earlier, Elizabeth had surprised Ernesto with tickets to go see Julieta Venegas at the House of Blues in Anaheim since he loves Spanish rock. On that day, the love birds traveled to Anaheim, enjoyed dinner at the House of Blues then proceeded to the concert hall to hear Julieta. They enjoyed the concert, standing closely, swaying together to the music and it must have been love since Elizabeth survived a night of Ernesto's singing with minimal hearing damage. At the end of the evening, as they held hands and slowly walked thru the crowded, empty for them, downtown Disney they both knew they had found someone special. As the night sped by and in a blink of an eye, Ernesto was dropping off Elizabeth at her home. He saw a future with her, one of love, patience, laughter... he... took Elizabeth's hand to hold her back for one more second, one more important second... he looked at her as he tried to formulate what he wanted to say, the words came out slowly, nervously, his tongue stumbled then he finally blurted what he wanted to say, he said "Will you be my girlfriend?". Elizabeth said yes!
Traveling / Exploring locally or abroad, trying new foods, learning about new cultures, and taking in the sights.
They have so many they have enjoyed in the US, Spain, and Italy, it's hard for them to narrow them down. However, they are looking forward to "Dinner in the Sky" in Athens, Greece. Dinner is on a table which is lifted up high via a crane to enjoy a 5 course meal with all of Athens in the background. Will this be it for the lovebirds?
Their trip to Europe in 2016. They spent 2 weeks together with Ernesto's family, as they traveled to Barcelona, Italy, Venice and Florence.
Ernesto originally wanted to propose in Europe while at the Bocca della Verita in Rome. Unfortunately, he ran out of time to get the ring and plan it out. Finally, he set his eyes on April 22nd, the day after their one year anniversary. He used his recent birthday to suggest a boat ride in the Long Beach marina with mutual close friends. Elizabeth agreed. As Elizabeth helped plan the event and invited her dear friends, Ernesto finished planning the big day and provided the details of where, how, and what time he would be dropping to one knee to said dear friends. The day came and as Elizabeth headed to the restroom before boarding the boat, Ernesto reminded everyone of the plan. About an hour into the ride, Ernesto signaled everyone the time had come without alerting Elizabeth. He thanked everyone for coming to celebrate his birthday and sharing the experience. He quickly got emotional, turned to Elizabeth and as he told her how amazing she was he dropped to one knee, reached for the box, opened it up and asked her if she would marry him? she said "Of course!"
We met via Ok Cupid, an online dating app.
Ernesto: I was scrolling through the profiles and saw a woman, covered in mud, with a smile and a sense of accomplishment. I thought "she likes mud runs, interesting" since I had been doing a few myself with my best friend and had to click on her profile. As I read through the well written, grammatically correct, slang free, travel loving profile, I saw how much we had in common. I knew I had to reach out and hope I'd hear back from her. I prepared my introduction email, writing extensively because a "how you doing?" or "hey sexy!" would not cut it nor was it my style.
Elizabeth: I opened the OkCupid message, saw this handsome guy with an amazing smile and decided to read his message. His thoroughness struck me. Many profiles lacked information and he invested the time to provide the detail necessary to peak my interest. As I continued reading thoroughly his profile, many parts rang true and the best part was that he was: Catholic, family oriented, spoke Spanish, and noted under his favorites: Paris and enchiladas (two of mine!). The list of common interests continued. I definitely wanted to get to know Ernesto more, so I responded immediately and asked that we chat some more. Eventually after emailing each other over two days, we both decided to continue the conversation over the phone and eventually, meeting in person.
At Julieta Venegas concert.
Elizabeth and Ernesto launch their personal wedsite at EEinLove.wedsite.com.
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Bienvenidos a nuestra pagina. Creamos esta pagina en forma especial para compartir con ustedes a cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar. Esperamos que gozen este breve historial sobre nosotros y futuros planes. Por favor tomen el tiempo de firmar nuestro libro de visitas.