Engagement Wednesday: Zahíra Domenech and Jose Ruiz

Photo by: Jose Ruiz Photography

For those of you that have watched the Jennifer Lopez movie "The Wedding Planner" you will be familiar with her popular quote "Y'know, "those who can't do, teach"? Well those who can't wed, plan" well that is not the case for Zahíra Domenech owner of Eventus by Zahíra!

Zahíra is one of the top wedding planners in Puerto Rico and has been in the industry for more than 10yrs, little did she know when she started planning weddings that it would lead to her meeting the love of her life. Jose is a top photographer on the island and very well know in the industry. As destiny would have it they met on a 4th of July at a mutual friends house. Their connection was immediate and after that first meeting they spent the next 28 days hanging out and getting to know each other. They shared a passion for salsa dancing, long conversations and spending time with friends. One of the characteristics Zahíra loves the most about Jose is his chivalry and knack for surprises. One of her favorite memories, is the day he officially asked her to be his girlfriend.

From the Bride to Be...Jose is the king of surprises!! He had an upcoming work trip to Punta Cana and asked me to tag along. One evening he told me to dress up because we were having dinner with some clients. After dinner he asked me to take a walk with him around the hotel. The hotel had a large pool area which looked gorgeous, especially with the sky full of stars and a full moon. The pool had this very romantic illuminated bridge, as we were walking Jose stopped right in the middle and with his hands shaking he grabs mine and starts to tell me how much he loves me and how much I mean to him.  Suddenly he says "Zahira, I have been thinking about this for months and I would like to ask you if you would give me the honor of becoming my girlfriend". My first reaction was to laugh, because I couldn't believe that at this age someone would ask me to become their girlfriend so formally, like kids did in high school. And that is what I love so much about Jose, his romanticism and attention to detail. Of course I said yes and we have been inseparable ever since.

Fast forward to earlier this year when Jose pulled off the ultimate surprise when he collaborated with industry friends as well as Zahíra's family to give the love of his life the surprise of a lifetime when he proposed. Here is a little preview in photos, come back to the blog later today to get the full engagement story as well as the video!

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