All of my life, I watched fairy tale after fairy tale unfold on the "big screen," but I never thought about it happening to me until fate stepped in and offered me a chance at my very own real life fairy tale.
I was studying abroad in London, England during my Junior year of college. My friends and I decided that on our last weekend abroad, we would go on a weekend getaway to Barcelona, Spain. We arrived at our hostel to meet 3 English boys; Andrew and his other 2 friends. We were only there for the weekend, but after meeting Andrew, something just felt right. I shrugged it off, as I was heading back to the US shortly thereafter.
We kept in touch via social networking sites and skype video dates. Until Andrew and his friends decided to make a trip to the States the following June (California to Vegas). Of course I flew out to meet them and we were able to spend 2 weeks together, which is all we needed to know that we had to give love a chance. We were fortunate enough to be able to travel back and fourth until I decided to move to England and attend Graduate School the following autumn. Andrew and I moved in together and during the New Year holidays, he flew us to Venice, Italy and proposed to me on the balcony of our hotel, at midnight, surrounded by fireworks reflecting off the waters of the Grand Canal. It was without a doubt, the most romantic moment of my life.
We are planning on getting married in November of 2011 with a wedding celebration to occur in June of 2012. I cannot wait until I get to become Mrs. Andrew Groom.