Mariana and Joe were introduced through mutual friends at a bonfire the summer of 2013. You could say that Joe was love struck by Mariana that evening. Joe, being a fun loving guy, decided to scare Mariana and her friends. It was dark and Joe jumped out from behind a tree, scaring Mariana enough that instantaneously she smacked him. They laugh about it now of course, and it is certainly a funny beginning to their love story.
Years later, Joe would again take Mariana by surprise. After a Vincenzo’s dinner, Joe asked their server to take a photo. Joe quickly glanced at the photo and insisted that another be taken. As the server prepared to snap another shot, Joe got down on one knee and popped the question. Once again, taking Mariana by surprise.
“I started to cry and hugged him and it took me a few minutes to remember to say yes to his proposal; it came as a complete shock.”- Mariana