Emmy and Raul’s story began back in 2008 when they met in college. They were in the same Business program, the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and had several classes together. At that time, Emmy had no clue that Raul was interested in her, and Raul knew that Emmy was unavailable.
It wasn't until after graduation that the couple-to-be tested the dating waters. For Emmy, an important – if not required – characteristic of a date is that he must have good dancing skills. As it turned out, Raul did not fail to impress, as his dancing skills – and other attributes – helped him win Emmy over. It wasn't long after their first few dates that they knew they were meant for one another.
In the summer of 2012, Emmy and Raul decided to vacation in Hawaii after attending a wedding in California, where Raul surprised Emmy by proposing. Bodamaestra is extremely happy to be part of Emmy and Raul’s big upcoming wedding event on June 28 in Bethesda, MD.