Tori Monaco and Berkley Cade started dating a year ago after meeting online. After hitting it off right away, the couple knew they had found something truly special.
Tori told BuzzFeed News that she” immediately saw a future with Cade soon after they met.”
“We are each other’s first same-sex relationship, so we were blown away by our ability to connect with each other immediately and find the happiness we had been looking for.
Cade felt the same way, and realized after a year, she wanted to spend the rest of her life with Tori. She and her mother, Kristy, began brainstorming ways she could put a ring on it and propose to her girlfriend.
A couple months ago I thought I would never get a real hug from my mom again, a couple months ago I was dreading this holiday gathering, a couple months ago I thought I would stop being apart of the family. Today I write this post after a very successful couple of days where Berkley and I laughed, hugged, and loved everyone. I have never felt more a part of my family. Can't wait for the many more celebrations to come! MERRY CHRISTMAS! ?❤️
The two decided a creative an adorable way for Cade to pop the question–while visiting her family in Washington. They decided to do it during a game of Pictionary, how sweet, right?
Shortly after they planned the proposal, Tori called Cade’s mom to say she had bought a ring and wanted to propose on the same trip to Washington this month–the same plan Cade had.
Instead of letting either girl know their plans, Kristy decided to make it so they both proposed at the same time. How clever. She told Tori it was a “great idea,” and went above and beyond to time it all out. Tori told BuzzFeed Kristy said:
“When in the universe will there ever be two lesbians that want to propose at the same time, the same day, the same place, and the same way? I have to get it right.”
I have been awake for the past two hours thinking about all the reasons I adore you. As you lay sleepy eyed next to me I wonder "how the hell did I get you?" It's been six months, but it feels like I have known you forever. You definitely know more about me than you should by now! It's so easy to tell someone how much you love them, but you Berkley Cade, you never sieze to show me. I don't know what I appreciate most about your love for me.. the fact that you drive 8 hours every weekend for a couple days with me or how no matter what's happening with you, you're always worried about me first. Or is it how you always remember the little things, like how I need cotton candy for every movie or it's my nephew's birthday and you picked up the gift I forgot or simply that I am craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies this month. It might just be that you sacrifice more for me and put in more effort for this relationship than any human on Earth has ever done. So as you lay here next to me, eyes closed, in and out of sleep, telling me "Babe, I love you too, why can't you sleep? Did you have a bad dream?" I want you to know that I can't sleep tonight because the thought of having you by my side makes me so happy, puts such a light in my eyes and a spark in my heart that I can't even relieve myself of the excitement of having you for the mere hours of sleep I need. You, Berkley Cade, are the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. You are the kindest, funniest, most selfless and loving person I have ever encountered and I am beyond grateful to call you mine. Goodnight my love. @berkleycade
So, when the moment came–both women were ready to propose and the moment became one that they’ll both cherish forever (and, one that went viral on Twitter).
How can you not cry at this beautiful video? Tori said she thought Cade may try to propose on their trip, but wanted to beat her to it.
“When she began drawing the picture and had her hands shaking and was taking so long to draw the prompt, I had my heart pounding thinking she must know I am going to propose,” Monaco said. “There is no way she is proposing too. And when I got down on one knee and proposed and she was struck mute, I figured I would give a speech and she would say yes, but instead she pulls out her own ring. I [was] laughing at the coincidence, crying tears of happiness, and unbelievably shocked that something so perfect was happening to me.”