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“Bae-celona!” We Got Engaged In Our Favorite City!

I wasn’t surprised that he did it; the “when and where” are what got me! 

Going back to Barcelona was always on the agenda. The beautiful and whimsical destination stole both of our hearts during our first visit in 2015. While we fell in love with the city, we were simultaneously falling harder for each other. 

Barcelona does that, though.

Its architecture, mood and vibe whisper sweet nothings in your ear and silently seduces you. It’s an authentically romantic location that flings you in the middle of your very own fairy tale.

My fairy tale played out at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks in front of dozens of locals, tourists and romance-seekers who are now characters in a story I’ll read to anyone willing to listen. It’s a tale I wont soon forget.


Barcelona, 2015

We’re Engaged!

New Year’s Eve 2017 we got engaged under the Arc de Troimf; one of Barcelona’s most beautiful, elaborate and historical structures.

I was told we were going to shoot a segment for work. After all, our first trip here was for work and being the workaholics we both are, it didn’t come as a surprise that I had to put on my TV host hat for a few seconds.

I didn’t question it and was just game to shoot, get ready for our New Year’s Eve party later that night and keep it moving.

Little did I know, though, my title was getting ready to move from girlfriend/partner/friend-of-12 years, to fiance’! 

Watch for yourself! 


barcelona, spain

The entire trip, leading up to that special moment, I just had a feeling. I couldn’t quite place it, but it was very present. Even on the drive over, my stomach sank, and I kept asking myself if this “segment we had to shoot” was real. I brushed off the thought, not wanting to get too excited.

Honestly, there have been many special moments in our relationship where I thought he was gonna pop the question and he didn’t…LOL!!!! We travel so much and do so many dope things, my Spide-y senses were always tingling.

But my feelings were spot on this time around, we were in Barcelona again, our favorite city, and from the moment we landed I felt the love!




I certainly wasn’t expecting the little crowd that gathered and wanted selfies with us! LOL! I had no clue that this was a thing and the next time I witness a proposal, I’m demanding my selfie with the happy couple!

I would love to know how those selfies we posed for came out, ugh!

The proposal was true to us and who we are as boyfriend and girlfriend fiance’s; it was quiet, reserved, not showy but caught everyone’s attention.

After we got engaged, it was definitely time to party! We headed out to Shoko Nightclub to ring in the new year!

Watch us celebrate!

Nothing says “I love you” like travelling with with the love of your life! It strengthens your bond, builds trust and if you’re in Barcelona…could lead to a proposal! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner now’s the perfect time to start planning for your special weekend getaway, romantic cruise or couples’s retreat. I’m already sifting through the Going Places Travel itineraries to curate the most romantic experience for V-Day and the honeymoon, of course!

OMG choosing a honeymoon location is going to be so hard!!!!!


20 Responses
  • Felicity Ingraham
    February 9, 2018

    Guys, don’t ever go to bed mad! Stay up and talk it out if you have to!

  • Cardell
    February 6, 2018

    CONGRATULATIONS! Beautiful Engagement

    • ianthia
      February 7, 2018

      Thanks, Cardell!

  • Requel
    February 5, 2018

    Just Beautiful

    • ianthia
      February 7, 2018

      Thanks so much!

  • Samantha
    February 5, 2018

    Just awesome! Love the idea for the proposal. Very romantic guy who knows how to treat a lady.

    • ianthia
      February 5, 2018

      Thanks so much! He got me good!

  • Diane
    February 5, 2018

    Congratulations to you both. You are an inspiration to many especially people who love to travel to different places/countries. Continue to enjoy your life and always keep God as your center, beginning, and end.

    • ianthia
      February 5, 2018

      Thanks, Diane! Your kind words are much appreciated!

  • Felicity Ingraham
    February 5, 2018

    Ianthia… girl I am crying! I am so happy for you! You guys are amazing and you will grow even stronger together! Blessings and love! Tears still falling it was so beautiful lolll

    • ianthia
      February 5, 2018

      Awwww Felicity, thanks so much for sharing the tears with me! lol!

  • Ruby burrows
    February 5, 2018

    Congratulations. All the best to both of you and blessings! Bora Bora should be nice!

  • Vernita
    February 4, 2018

    I am so very happy for you guys, stay Faithful to God and each other always!!!!

  • Tura
    February 4, 2018

    Love it make your day about you too and it will be easy

  • Tanjanaika Woodham
    February 4, 2018

    Congratulations my well traveled niece, I am living vicarusley through you hun,so where are we going next Lol? Enjoy your live babes that’s the way to live

  • Kencovia
    February 4, 2018

    I’m so happy for you both. Classic romance, in a city quite fitting for the special moment. I wish you both a marriage filled with joy and love through and through.
    TIP: Enjoy the planning process.

  • Teeara
    February 4, 2018

    OMGGGGG This is the sweetest proposal! WWWWWWWW very thoughtful <3

  • Gregoryia
    February 4, 2018

    This was beautiful. Wishing you lots of love and happiness.

  • Tamara
    February 4, 2018

    Ianthia, that engagement video moved me to tears! So happy for you guys! Keep the fire burning and I’m praying a blessing over you both.

    • Trina
      February 4, 2018

      Congratulations. Now to watch the video

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