On the 17th of August 2019, two people were destined to cross paths. Simply unplanned, unexpected, and romantically spontaneous; our story began.
I saw Valeriya for the first time across the lounge. Where she was enjoying a peaceful drink with her best friend Summaya.
I was mesmerized by her elegance, she had this magnetic pull that made me brave enough to approach her.
After gathering enough courage to approach her, small talk lead to a conversation, which lead to laughter, then exchanging number and agreeing to meet again.
Shortly after a few dates, we felt a pull towards each other. We started our adventure. Even though we have both lived in Dubai for many years, everything we did seemed like we were doing it for the first time. That is because we were doing it for the first time together.
We enjoyed each others company, we enjoyed each others friends and families. Not long after, I knew that this is the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I imagined my future with him and every though brought a happy feeling to me. He then did it! On the 18th of September 2020, a day that seemed so normal. He surprised me with the most beautiful proposal in the middle of the sea. A beautiful setting, and so romantic!
And of course, I SAID YES!