How did you two meet? tell us your story.
Clarissa: We met through a mutual friend in 2006 and then I moved to LA and came back to the bay in 2008. Our mutual friend invited me out to Santana Row in San Jose, CA and also invited Ashvin and his friends to join us. When he stepped out of the car wearing a fedora hat I was hooked. After dating for a year I knew he was “The one”
Describe the proposal.
Clarissa: He proposed in Calistoga at a bed and breakfast on one knee. I didn’t know that he was planning on proposing. He kept it pretty casual for me to not even figure out that something was up. We were just talking about us, our relationship, our future which didn’t strike me that he is trying to get to something and then he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. My reaction was to laugh and then cry…I never responded with a yes because I was in shock, but it was definitely a yes.
What was your favorite memory from your proposal?
Clarissa: My favorite memory is of Ashvin getting down on one knee and asking me to him.
What do you love most about each other?
Clarissa: Makes me laugh/ He is realistic / He is my outlet and makes me calm.
Ashvin: Loyal, caring, silly and thoughtful
We rarely fight and like to pick on each other. We are always laughing together.