From an ice cream first date to a rooftop engagement session
Gaby and Moe’s blissful rooftop engagement session all began with an ice cream date. The two connected right away at a local shop that Moe selected.
“We talked a little bit as we ordered, got our ice cream, and sat down at a picnic table under a tree,” Moe says. “I remember it being a really nice July evening—warm air and a gentle breeze. Gaby was facing the sun as it set and I remember thinking their face looked as warm as my heart felt.”
Moe interrupted Gaby in the middle of a sentence to ask if they could hold hands. Gaby said yes, and they held hands across the table while talking for hours.
“I knew just one ice cream date wouldn’t cut it for me,” Moe says. “I was in.”
As the date went on, Moe realized Gaby had barely touched their ice cream.
“I asked them if they didn’t like the flavor. ‘No, it’s not that,’ they said, ‘I’m just lactose intolerant.’ I burst out laughing, then stared at them. ‘Why didn’t you say something? We could’ve gone somewhere else.’ Gaby shrugged, ‘You wanted ice cream.”’
The moment is a running joke between the couple, but for Moe, it also showed the kind of person Gaby truly was.
“At the bottom of it all lies the first of many selfless acts Gaby has done for me. When it’s the right person, they’ll let you pick an ice cream date when they’re lactose intolerant. And then some.”
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