"Authentic, Natural, Cozy"
Jose would say, “We met in a bar,” but to me, fate was involved. I worked and lived in the city, but had a side job as a bar manager for fun. The back and forth was a lot, so I decided our Beer Fest event was going to be my last night. I was handing out drink bracelets at the door that night when in walked two grumpy looking men. I laughed, said most men would be thrilled to be here, and told them to smile if they wanted to get in. Jose proved to be charming enough to get me on a first date. We went for frozen yogurt. He loaded up the most elaborate, intricate fro-yo I’ve ever seen, and I loved how unabashedly himself he was.We lived together for a year when Jose proposed. He planned a nice dinner to do it, but when I told him I’d invited our friends to join us, he couldn’t deviate from the plan of ending the night engaged. I was getting ready and asked him how an outfit looked. He dropped to one knee and said, “It looks beautiful, you look beautiful, but it would look better with this.” He gave me my ring and we began planning!