" And we sat there and talked for a while, just constructing our own perfect days.
The night you first met your now-fiancé or spouse will go down as one of the most pivotal nights of your life -- even though you probably didn't realize it at the time!
Maybe it was love at first sight for both of you, one of you or neither of you.
Maybe you started out as co-workers or study buddies or two people who hated each other's guts. He had scheduled a "date day" for the pair to go look at the beautiful flowers.
In any case, each of you probably has a different take on that very first encounter. Each partner should send us one paragraph telling the story from his/her perspective. Carlos Cataque, 29, popped the question to his girlfriend Kristin Pallozzi, 27, at the National Arboretum in Washington D. After spending the day enjoying the outdoors and each other, Cataque asked another couple to take their picture. You all have my permission to use the line if you need it (hey, it worked for me! Back to the story -- I walked in and she was already there, seated at a table.
For our The Night We Met series, we're asking engaged or married couples to each tell us their version of that fateful day or night. Little did Pallozzi know that the couple weren't strangers at all -- they were actually there to photograph and record Cataque's marriage proposal! She looked up from her menu and smiled at me and I was hooked. It was the easiest, most beautiful conversation I've ever had with a stranger.
As they posed for the picture, Cataque got down on one knee to pop the question. Below is the story of their first in-person encounter. I used a smooth line that went something like this, "Do you like food? No forced talking to fill in the spaces, no effort needed, just ease.Now, the couple is set to tie the knot in June 2014 in Watertown, Mass. We met online, like any well-adjusted person who doesn't have the time/desire to look for people in bars and clubs. The most memorable part of the conversation was when we talked about our idea of the perfect day.I wanted to know how well we matched so I asked her, "If money was no issue, there were no rules about weather or time, and anyone you wanted could be there, what would you do on your perfect day?My face hurt from smiling, I couldn't stop talking and I felt more comfortable than I had ever been with anyone.We started talking about what a perfect day would be to each of us.He went first, talking of bonfires and beaches with family and friends.