Desiree + Neil At Las Ventanas Al Paraiso Rosewood Hotel - April 12th. 2017 Juan C.
Las Ventanas al Paraiso Rosewood Hotel - Juan Carlos Tapia photography
The beautiful story of how we met:
"We were both in Vegas for St. Patrick’s Day and introduced by a mutual friend. After a brief introduction, we ended up talking for 6 hours! The very next day, we met up and talked over lunch for another 5 hours. I had to fly back to Florida at the time and so he rode in the cab with me to the airport, taking advantage of every second he could be with me. With the both of us being spontaneous and loving to travel, we met up in Los Cabos, Mexico 3 weeks later and had the most incredible time. From then on, we were inseperable. One year later, he proposed to me at the very same place that we stayed. An interesting fact about our story is that about a week before we met, he found a four leaf clover at a soccer game while randomly grazing the grass. Since I was about 8 years old, I have had a little box of dried up four leaf clovers that I held onto. Being that we met on St. Patrick’s Day, we found that to be unique and special.
How He Asked:
We decided to go back to Cabo to celebrate our one year and stay at the very same resort, Las Ventanas Al Paraiso. For our anniversary night, we were set up to have a romantic beach dinner. In order to capture the moment, Neil hired a photographer and videographer and had the resort management send an email asking permission to use our dinner set up to update their romance section of their website. I of course fell for it. We had a beautiful and intimate dinner on the beach right in front of our private villa. Candles and rose petals layed over the perfectly raked sand around us.
A violinist played our favorite song from our favorite classic romance movie, Somewhere in Time. When she began to play the song I knew and loved, Neil asked me to dance. As I placed my hand on his chest, I could feel his heart pounding and I immediately knew my life was about to change. He got on one knee and I just began to cry.
I don’t even remember the exact words he said to me at that moment. It was as if I had went deaf and blind. I was temporarily paralyzed by the overwhelming emotions I was feeling. Moments after I said yes, I was presented with a big gift box. When I opened it, there was a board with a bunch of buttons and I was told to push a certain one. When I pushed the button, a beautiful display of fireworks lit up the sky. It was the most incredible night and more than I ever could have dreamed. Neil thought of every detail to make this proposal so special and unforgettable. I never thought I would ever meet a man as incredible as Neil, who absolutely adores me. I feel so blessed, I’ve got my fairytale."
- DESIREE + NEIL