Every love story is different. For some, the journey is simple and easy-going. For others, it’s a long winding road that leads to happily ever after. But for Kito and Patricia, their beautiful love story was extraordinary from the very beginning!
The two met when they were only six years old, but even then their spark was undeniable because faith and friendship brought them together. Attending Christian Life Church in Baltimore years ago, it was Kito’s first time joining the ministry’s Children’s Church. Of all the friendly faces there, the one he remembered the most was Patricia’s. She approached him with a warm, beautiful smile and the two became fast friends! Their friendship continued over many years, following them through high school and even college. As the years went on Kito found himself residing in Georgia, while Patricia moved to New York. But no matter the distance, friendship was always there; and it was friendship and love that convinced Kito that Patricia was the one!
Still residing in Georgia, Kito found that creating memories with family and close friend was more important to him, and there was no idea of “friends and family” without Patricia. Through even his darkest times, she was the one to bring sunshine and joy. Her beauty – inside and out – captivated Kito, and he found himself falling madly in love! When it was clear that she felt the same way, their extraordinary love story took off! The two began traveling the world together. With her still in New York and Kito in Georgia, they found that creating “first moments” together kept them connected and always anticipating the next new adventure for them to experience together. When it was no longer a secret that these two were on an extraordinary journey as a couple, Patricia stepped out on faith and love and moved to Georgia. It only took a few short months and Kito was ready to pop the big question.
The night was sure to be magical! Kito had always planned to propose to Patricia in an extravagant way. He wanted it to be a story that would make her smile decades from now when telling their kids and grandkids. So on January 27th, he planned an elaborate restaurant theme proposal that would sweep Patricia off her feet!
The day started with Kito treating Patricia to a manicure and pedicure, followed by breakfast with Kito’s sister, Kayin. Patricia didn’t suspect a thing! She believed Kito was being his normal sweet-self, and she was simply looking forward to the “date night” they had scheduled later that evening. But Kito had big plans! The night was set with a live band, a personal chef, 10 thousand rose petals, 157 candles, and a gorgeous Diamond Engagement Ring!
Driving to pick Patricia up for their scheduled date night, Kito was extremely nervous. He replayed his proposal speech in head what seemed like a thousand times, but then he saw her! Patricia looked stunning that evening, so much so that he wanted to propose right at that moment. Instead, he handed her a single rose and brought her to his home – now transformed into a romantic restaurant perfect for these two lovebirds. As soon as he opened the door, the band began to play. Patricia was in awe of the beautiful scenery, but still unsuspecting of the proposal to come. Even with Kito’s sister, Kayin, there taking pictures, Patricia still had no idea what was happening. It wasn’t until he finally got down on one knee that she realized just how special this moment would be for her and Kito.
He proposed with a beautiful Round Diamond Engagement Ring from Tara Fine Jewelry Company in Buford. The Engagement Ring featured a remarkable Round Brilliant Center Diamond and a stunning Pave Diamond Band with exquisite details and shimmering Diamonds around the crown. Kito said that he knew this was the perfect ring for Patricia because it was a blend of their personalities and styles, but also because the ring was the perfect illustration of their love story.
“From a far, our love is ordinary, like an ordinary solitaire ring. But, it’s when you look a little closer that you see the small special details, like our friendship, wrapped around our lives from the very beginning and it has formed our beautiful love we share today. Our love is like a diamond, forged over time and well worth the wait. That makes our relationship more than ordinary but extraordinary.”
Patricia was shocked but completely overjoyed! She nervously giggled and said “yes” to the man of her dreams. After officially becoming engaged, the couple enjoyed a night of dancing and fine dining. The band played “At Last” by Etta James for Kito and Patricia’s first dance as a newly engaged couple, and Chef Jerry created a 5-course island inspired meal that included Curry Chicken Spring Rolls, Seared Filet of Beef Tenderloin, and so much more. This beautiful couple continued the rest of their extraordinary night with dancing, laughter, and – most importantly – love!
Not everyone gets to experience an extravagant proposal or gets to enjoy an extraordinary romance, but Kito and Patricia certainly did! It was God, in His extraordinary wisdom, that knew when to bring these two together. It was extraordinary friendship that kept them connected over the years. Even through pain and trials in life, it was Patricia’s extraordinary love and compassion that helped bring Kito into a place of light and joy! Yes, Kito’s proposal was grand and something that is truly unforgettable, but the true testament that makes their love extraordinary is the unconditional love that they share between one another.
To Kito and Patricia, everyone here at Tara Fine Jewelry Company wishes you the best! We can never express just how much it means to us that we were able to play a part in one of the most magical moments in your lives. Your love is an inspiration to us all, and we count it a privilege to see it firsthand! We wish you both blessings, happiness, and a lifetime of extraordinary moments together. Congratulations!