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Florida Man Proposes to Girlfriend at Whole Foods Coral Gables

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Courtesy of Whole Foods Coral Gables
Lots of things happen in the checkout at Whole Foods. Wallets are emptied. Meat-eaters become vegans. And sometimes, romances blossom.

That's what happened to Vladimir Romannikov and Monica Dehombre. Call it a Kombucha meetcute.

Yesterday, in the same aisle where the organically-inclined duo met at Whole Foods Coral Gables, he proposed -- complete with rose petals, a loudspeaker, and lots of teary eyes.

Spoiler: she said yes.

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It's a love story for the ages. About a year and a half ago, Monica and Vladimir rolled up to Whole Foods simultaneously.

As she tells it, Vladimir, a med student on surgery rotation, spotted Monica in the parking lot -- then spent his entire shopping trip trying to find a way to talk to her -- even pretending to show interest in the fermented concoction known as kombucha.

He followed her to the checkout where he let out the legendary pick up line: "Do you always shop organic?"

"We finished paying and I waited for him and we took the escalator together. He asked me for my number in the parking garage. We went on our first date and never stopped after," she says.

So when it came time to make their union official, Vladimir planned a romantic proposal at the exact spot (register #2) where they met. With some help from Whole Foods employees, the whole thing went down on Tuesday afternoon. To set the scene, rose petals were scattered on the floor, Dehombre's favorite song (John Legend's All of Me) played, and a WF rep called them to the front of the store.

"So immediately I looked at him. I'm like 'Oh my God, what's happening?'" she laughs.

He professed his love via intercom, got down on one knee -- and oh, the tears. Commence happily ever after.

"It's been such a whirlwind. It's such a normal thing going grocery shopping, I had no idea this would come of it so I'm very grateful to Whole Foods," she adds.

The story, in photos:

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Courtesy of Whole Foods Coral Gables

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Courtesy of Whole Foods Coral Gables

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Courtesy of Whole Foods Coral Gables

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Courtesy of Whole Foods Coral Gables
Could then be any more adorable?! Proof positive that never know where Mr. or Ms. Right might pop up -- but, unsurprisingly, Whole Foods is probably a genetically-advantageous pool for dating prospects.

Check out the insanely sweet video of the entire proposal below.

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31 comments
Onyx E. Starz
Onyx E. Starz

when he cheats on her i hope she post it on the walls of that store as well

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

ive been there, they have good organic hot dogs

Fernie Sweetlocks
Fernie Sweetlocks

I thought u were gonna say , thats u kind of man!! Lol Lyly Mo

Lyly Mo
Lyly Mo

Omg this is so.....awkward

Diana Elena Carioca
Diana Elena Carioca

Meat eaters become vegans at whole foods only when they can't afford the succulent, phenomenal cuts of beef, chicken, lamb, seafood, pheasants, etc. on display at Whole Foods! :O But the vegan foods are barely more affordable...

Michele De Maria
Michele De Maria

Why weren't any of us there for it! It's right across the street rofl!

Victor Dominguez
Victor Dominguez

Great store...but the demo coordinator is a certified nutjob

Chris Schaaff
Chris Schaaff

Probably in the frozen food section so he could keep a hard on...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Miami being Miami... That's the hottest trendy place, to see and be seen: A WHOLE FOODS! How come he didn't go to a Publix SABOR or that SEDANO's on Calle OCHO? NaaAaah, it wouldn't have the same social-media impact (anywho, congrats to the new couple).

Kevin Jaggers
Kevin Jaggers

I usually lose my mind when someone in front of me has more than the 12 items in the express lane. I felt this was a way larger travesty, I missed the start of the Heat game, because of this.

vicequeenmaria
vicequeenmaria

Awwwwww what a feel good story.  Just goes to show you shouldn't go shopping in your schmatteh ... you never know who you're going to meet!

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

That hard up for business that you need to spam here?  Business must be slow

miamitrev2
miamitrev2 topcommenter

What, you didnt get your invite?   I'll be sure to let you know the next time someone is planning on getting engaged at a Whole Foods/Fresh Market/Trader Joes.    Actually, no I wont, I doubt too many people care about how close you are to various locations

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