When his plan for a restaurant proposal didn’t pan out as planned, Jose Cupido spontaneously thought up the sweetest proposal; an engagement at the Memphis Botanical Gardens. Despite being hundreds of miles apart, fate brought him and his now-fiancée, Catherine Knowles, together through an online gaming platform in 2012. What started as a story of gaming rivals soon blossomed into a friendship followed by a love story.
After receiving a blessing from Catherine’s parents, Jose popped the question on a beaming July afternoon at the Memphis Botanical Gardens. While he isn’t good at keeping secrets, with her family in town and a day off from work, they all played a part in hiding the big surprise, leaving the bride-to-be speechless. As she posed for a picture on a stone bench, her beau got down on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him.