How We Met

A Brother’s Best Friend…

The first time Ashley and Karim met was at a softball game. Karim and Ashley’s older brother, Lorenzo Jr., have been great friends for several years. Ashley had always been amused with hilarious stories of their bar outings together. It’s a good thing Lorenzo was in the mix because Karim was working his best pick up lines that night and Ashley wasn’t having any of it…

In true millennial fashion, Karim “friended,” Ashley on Facebook where he spent the next couple of month’s vying for Ashley’s attention by “liking,” her statuses or pictures. Little did they know, one evening Lorenzo Jr. invited them to dinner at Chuy’s where they spent the evening laughing away.

At the end, Karim offered to pay for Ashley’s dinner, which she refused so then he invited her out for a drink, which was also declined. Karim was striking out left and right.

Re-Encountered…

The Proposal

The Proposal

They lost contact again for a few months until Ashley reached out to him again via social media regarding a funny Facebook post. They spent the whole evening picking up where they left off – never missing a beat and laughing non-stop until their faces hurt from smiling so hard! They exchanged phone numbers and later that week they met at Gloria’s (his choice) on their first date for dinner.

For the first time in Ashley’s life, she was at a loss for words (due to nerves, yes shocking…) and Karim spent the entire evening talking for the both of them. Afterwards, he took Ashley home to meet his parents because in his words, he knew Ashley “was special and wasn’t going anywhere”.

Inseparable…

As fate would have it, Karim and Ashley became inseparable and three years later on the gleaming white beaches of Hawaii overlooking the turquoise waters Karim got down on one knee and asked Ashley to spend the rest of her life with him. To add icing to this sweet love story Karim’s father too, married his best friend’s sister!