They met when they were working in Minas Fish House in Hawaii. Even though they didn’t really talk much during the first year, Victor had a huge crush on Francesca. Victor shared a story with me that before he and Francesca started dating, he was with some coworkers at a dance club. While outside talking, he accidentally spilled the beans and told everyone that he is secretly in love with Francesca. Her close friend then threw Francesca under the bus, letting him know that Francesca feels the same way. This led him to finally take action and ask her out and here we are! By the time they had their first date, they had already known each other for years and felt very comfortable and could talk about anything. Victor says he felt like he was on cloud 9! Francesca definitely felt he sparks fly! She loves how sweet and genuine he is. Also, because they worked together, Francesca witnessed first hand Victor’s strong work ethic. In turn, Victor is charmed by Francesca’s combination of beauty and wittiness. He admires how she goes about her life without too much distraction from the media or pointless scrolling. She is great at communication and partnership and makes sure that Victor always feels loved. He also loves how she takes care of their kitty, and it really shows him what a great mother she will be. Victor says Francesca makes him a better person. Since they started dating, he feels very motivated to grow and become stronger both financially, physically, and mentally. He wants to make sure that he can support her to the best of his abilities. He says that Francesca taught him how to travel. Until he met her, he had never left Hawaii. You’re saying it like it’s a bad thing... She has shown him the world both physically and emotionally.
Francesca loves that Victor always listens to her, especially about her emotions. This is literally, the sweetest thing I heard – when Francesca feels blue, he tells her: “It’s just raining in your brain right now, it will pass” and it makes her feel okay about what she’s feeling. He taught her patience. The Chicago side of her is fairly fast paced and the Hawaiian side of Victor helps her slow down and be a bit more patient and accepting.
Their proposal was also the sweetest one ever! They were staying in Maui for one last trip before moving to Chicago and they went for a walk before dinner. Victor took Francesca to take a selfie next to a fountain and instead of pulling his phone out, he pulled out a box with a ring. He got down on one knee and sang for her the song “Grow Old with You” but changed the lyrics to be about their relationship. Francesca felt beyond excited and couldn’t believe it was really happening. She has always known that she wanted to marry Victor and now cannot wait to start a new chapter together as a married couple.
Francesca and Victor look forward to their life together. He can’t wait to wear his wedding band and be able to call her his Mrs. They are looking forward to purchasing their first home, strengthening their bond, and starting a family one day.
*Names have been changed