They had a mutual friend on Facebook. He commented. She clicked on his profile and friends they became. That was it. No chatting. No messaging. Just Facebook Friends. Then Ian posted a picture of himself in a suit. Karina told him that he looked cute. Suddenly, she had his attention. The messaging began. They would meet in Vegas. Karina was on her way back to the room when Ian said he was in the lobby. Karina rushed down, hugged him and began talking and being her usually hyper self. Ian was quiet and shy, but at the end of the night he asked her out. Their first date would be at Tantalum restaurant. Ian was so respectful. He opened doors, pulled out chairs and this time talked a little more. Karina knew then she wanted him always in her life. She was falling in love. For Ian, loving Karina was natural. They had been dating three months when he told Karina that his brother in law was a pastor and that he would marry them. Karina thought he was joking, but smiled at the idea of marrying him. It would be a year and a half later when Ian made sure Karina’s family and friends would be at the same restaurant where they once had their first date. He even showed up the day before to assure that they were seated on the opposite side of the restaurant. As they walked to the Marina to board a boat for a cruise, they noticed a singer and a photographer. Karina figured it was a photoshoot. She had no clue they were friends of Ian. They chatted with them and the singer sang her a song. The singer asked her if she liked surprises. Ian told her he had a surprise for her. She thought he would start singing, but instead Ian got down one knee as the photographer took pictures. Karina said, “Yes,” and then heard her family cheer from the balcony of the restaurant. They were engaged.
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