The Lowdown

Marysol talks wedding dresses, ostentatious jewelry, and green cards.

Thanks Bravo fans for tuning back in to RHMIA.

On tonight's episode, my boyfriend surprised me by dropping a bomb at the place where we had our first date. We're engaged!! I was speechless.

I've known Philippe for a long time and our relationship has evolved into something beautiful.

It was so refreshing that he asked my parents for my hand before proposing and it is those values and traditions that I love most about him. I thought it was so sweet of Philippe to consult my mother about the wedding ring. I knew I recognized this stone from before; my mother and Philippe thought they were being so sneaky, while they were plotting the engagement out for weeks. My taste in jewelry is a bit ostentatious but this ring far exceeded all of my expectations.

I was really excited to go to Alexia's for a dinner featuring a cultural tradition that I have grown up with "lechon." It wouldn't be the Real Housewives show without a bit of drama… so many of you have asked me how I felt about Lea's "green Card" comment.

Here is the dirty lowdown…

Perhaps it shocked a lot of people, but I've known Lea a long time and understand her sense of humor. I'm not going to lie, at that very moment it stung and hurt my feelings. Philippe and I were sharing our engagement with the rest of the ladies and Lea turned it into a bit of a joke. Nevertheless, I know Lea didn't mean it with ill intentions and all I can say is… Philippe and I are both quick to find humor in things where most people would not. We both laugh about the "green card" comment now every time we see the commercial.

My first step towards wedding planning was finding the perfect dress with zero amount of time. I immediately thought of the fabulous fashion designer, Angel Sanchez who is one of the best gown designers and one of my personal favorite. Angel was kind enough to overnight a box of gorgeous wedding dresses (no Mom, not food) to choose from.

I invited my mom and best friend, Frank, to help me pick the perfect dress for my big day. Although all three of us chose a different dress, in the end I decided.

I hope you can tune in next week and join myself, Philippe, our friends and family as we all watch our intimate winter wedding for the very first time.

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