It was a really rainy day, but that did not stop Ricky from asking Michelle to marry him! Big Disney fans, Michelle and Ricky got engaged at The Grand Floridan at Narcoossee’s restaurant. We were so happy to be a part of it. xo
Michelle and I went to rival high schools and were part of different social circles; she was a cheerleader and I was a band kid. We knew of each other but had never met. We met three years after high school at a local bar and quickly became close friends and started dating a little over a year later. I fell in love with her smile, laugh, sense of humor, thoughtfulness, kindness, beautiful eyes, and the list could honestly go on and on. I am very lucky she loves me back and that she fell in love with me for a lot of the same reasons I fell for her: my smile, laugh, kind heartedness, my compassion, and again another endless list of traits. After a short 24 hour trip to Disney World to see the last Wishes firework show I decided I wanted to propose to her in the happiest place on Earth. It was seeing how magical her first time going to the Magic Kingdom was and I knew it would be the perfect place to ask her. I spent two months before the proposal making reservations and gathering help from her friends and family planning how I was going to ask. I made a photobook of our relationship with her close friends and family writing something near the end. Of course at the end of the book I would ask her to marry me. I told her we were staying at All Star Movies when in reality we had reservations at Beach Club. Our first night there we had dinner at Narcoossee’s restaurant at the Grand Floridian. It was after dinner we went out onto the deck overlooking the Magic Kingdom and I showed her the book. When we arrived at the section where her family and friends had written she began to cry, realizing what was happening. At the end of the book I got down on one knee and she made a little squeak of excitement and nodded her head vigorously and said yes! We are hoping to have our wedding in either December of 2018 or early 2019.