This couple first met in the atrium at the Church at Rancho Bernardo through mutual friends Julie Best and Jeff Rodriguez last July. Over the next few months they continued to see each other at church but remained acquaintances. On Christmas Day they both participated in a homeless outreach event downtown and got to know each other better. After the first of the year, Brian all of a sudden appeared on Facebook and they became "friends" and started chatting on messenger. Next thing you know Maria planned a group comedy night where Brian treated Maria to 2 diet sodas! Hmmm so one night Maria shows up at the Hands of Hope with a car full of boxed furniture from IKEA and Brian greets her and quickly adds that he is a "master installer!" How convenient and perfect! 3 nights later furniture was being installed while dinner was being cooked, then dinner together on patio. Next night they watched American Sniper, next day back to IKEA, more installing, next day hiking and then church together. They became quickly became inseperable and best of friends!
What else is there to say? Oh, Brian proposed to Maria on the very spot that they met, in the atrium at CRB. It was a complete surprise to Maria but EVERYONE else knew! He really surprised her.
Now, they are GETTING MARRIED... in the VERY SAME SPOT THEY MET!