Danny Rios gave his girlfriend, Nicole, the surprise of a lifetime! Nicole suffers from lupus, a condition that’s often aggravated by stress. To alleviate some of the stress of planning a wedding, Rios decided to propose and get married all in one night!
For five months, he kept the preparations top secret. Rios picked out the rings and enlisted the help of Nicole’s mom for the wedding gown. On her blog, Nicole recalls her surprise engagement and surprise wedding, writing, “He took me into the middle of the tent and after saying some amazing things, got down on one knee and PROPOSED! I was overwhelmed with happiness and couldn’t let go of him.”
That was just the beginning. The happy couple tied the knot hours later, and to add to the magical moment Rios’s dad officiated for the ceremony. The newly married pair are using their special day to bring awareness to lupus.