Grooms Parents: Mother: Najwa Bournias
Brides Parents: Barb Parsons and Greg Parsons
Date of Engagement: 6/14/13
Wedding Date: Summer 2014
Shower Date: Summer 2014
How Did You Meet?: On Match.com
Engagement Story?: Fareed and I had planned to meet in Chicago as he was there for a work conference for the weekend. We met at the hotel early Friday evening and got dressed up to meet his co-workers for appetizers and cocktails at the Terrace in the Trump Tower. You can imagine it was much to my surprise that Fareed told the hostess it was a reservation for 2 under Saba. I was skeptical but he played it cool and continued to lead me to believe that we were just early to the event. We continued on to have a drink and appetizer while we waited for his work group to arrive. We admired the magnificent view of the city and walked along the terrace taking photos. Fareed said, “Wait!” I turned around and he was on one knee with the ring in hand. He said, “Will you do the honor of marrying me?” Of course I said, “Yes” with tears in my eyes and a smile ear to ear. Turns out there was no work conference at all, just a very thoughtful, loving, and generous man who wants me to marry him!!!!