Before we get to talking about their wedding, you gotta hear about how they got engaged. Julia calls it “the trifecta”. “In one day, we had our offer accepted on our home, I quit my job and accepted a new one, and best of all we got ENGAGED! Gaeton was taking me out to dinner to celebrate the prior two occasions; it was safe to say I had NO idea it was coming. I did not have the slightest inclination that this was happening to the point that I decided it was not worth me washing my 3 day old hair, and nails? Forget it! I had been biting them away with total confidence that I had plenty of time to grow them back before this day would come. We went to dinner at Moshulu in Philadelphia. Half way through our appetizers, Gaeton suddenly received a phone call from none other than MY mom. He decided to take it and headed outside for AT LEAST 10 minutes. People were staring at me like I got ditched… it was quite comical, but in total Gaeton/ my mom fashion to get hung up on the phone for an extended period of time. He came walking back in with a giant smile on his face. I didn’t know why, but when he suddenly fell to the floor moments later (yes FELL) and pulled out a piece of tissue paper with a ring inside, I knew. *Que the waterworks* I was so in such shock and happiness I couldn’t even get the words out. Gaeton finally said “Soooo…is that yes? Please just say something!” I of course mumbled out the word and nodded profusely. To be honest, this wasn’t the way I thought our proposal would go. But it was SO much better than I could ever imagined because damn was it SO us. We celebrated by ditching the fancy restaurant and grabbing Miller Lites at the bar around the corner from our apartment in Manayunk. This day will never not bring a smile to my face and a tear to my eye. It was perfect. ” p.s. I basically fell into Julia’s arms while walking into the airbnb….maybe there’s a theme?