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photo | Anastasia Strate Photography


First off, I am one of the toughest people to surprise. Although the the proposal did not come as a full surprise to me there were many parts of it that were unexpected. I had a feeling for a few months that it was coming and when then start noticing strange things and knew it was soon. On Saturday, July 8th, Ruben came into my room and woke me up with a note. We were celebrating our 3 years that day; he was treating me to getting my hair done and going to dinner. He took me to get my hair done and we got ready and headed to out night out. After dinner, he handed me another note in the car saying the night wasn’t over yet and we were heading to a park. At this point, I had a good feeling I knew what was coming. But I was excited and couldn’t believe it! He made me look down as we approached the area and walked me out of the car into a pier at White Rock Lake in Dallas. He had a beautiful set up with flower petals and pictures of the progression of our relationship. He had one empty picture frame at the end that represented our future together. He asked me to sit down and played me a song he wrote on his guitar. Then he got down on one knee and asked me the most important question of my life and I happily said YES! I was greeted after with all my close friends who made the whole thing possible. Then we headed home to another surprise, both our family’s and close friends were waiting at my house to celebrate with us! I definitely wasn’t expecting to see so many people, but it was so great to share that day with special people. It will definitely be a day I will never forget and I cannot wait for our forever! Ruben and I will be getting married in Austin in May 2018!