It started with one word, “hello,” and has blossomed into years of love. Aundrey Long, 32, and Christine Humes, 29, met on the River Walk in San Antonio and have been inseparable ever since. This is their love story.
What were your first impressions of each other?
A: My first impression was the she was very kind. She didn’t make me feel silly for only being brave enough to say “hello” when I first met her.
C: I was very intrigued by him. When I saw him, everything around me sort of faded away.
Describe your partner in three words.
A: Funny, patient, and thoughtful.
C: Intellectual, romantic and hilarious.
What is your favorite thing about your partner?
A: Her laugh because it brings so much joy to my heart.
C: He always has this way about him that calms me and brings me to peace.
Tell me about the proposal from your own perspective.
A: I decided it would be nice to go to the Adler Planetarium for the day. When we arrived, I was so nervous. Things around me started to blur, and as I looked at her and stepped back to get on one knee, I noticed her begin to cry happy tears. It was the happiest I’ve ever felt.
C: I had absolutely no idea he was going to propose when he did. I thought our trip to the planetarium was him being romantic. I remember standing close to him and listening to him speak when all of a sudden he stepped away and got on one knee! I couldn’t believe it was happening.
What was your experience like shopping for the ring at Diamonds Direct? Tell us why you love the ring.
A: They helped me make sure the finished product was something that was nothing less than perfect. The customer service was amazing, and I will always shop there for many more surprises for my now wife!
C: I love the craftsmanship of the ring and know that it was custom made just for me. It’s perfect.
A: Love is more than physical; it’s a beautiful adventure of the mind that you get to share with someone.
C: Learn how to the love the person that you’re with in the way they want to be loved, not necessarily the way you want to love them.
What are you most looking forward to about spending the rest of your lives together?
A: I’m looking forward to having an amazing woman by my side to venture throughout the world with.
C: I am looking forward to all of the memories we’re going to make and share and learning about each other.