Bianca and Jeff

How We Met

Jeff and I knew of each other in high school. We began speaking while he was in the military stationed in Florida. One month before he deployed overseas, he came home and we went out on dates every weekend. We decided that we would stay together during his thirteen month tour overseas, and we have been together ever since!

How He Asked

January 16, 2016 was our six year anniversary. As every other anniversary we headed into the city to celebrate. Jeff told me he had a surprise location for brunch. We arrived in the city, and had taken a taxi downtown into the financial district. The taxi dropped us off right outside Robert F Wagner junior park. We had taken a short walk towards the water, we began to walk along side the Hudson River. Along the way, we came across a panhandler sitting on the cold, wet ground holding a cardboard sign saying “Magic Tricks 4 Changel” Jeff being his usual self, he pulled money out of his pocket and put it in his paper cup. As we began to walk away, the man blurted out “Hey! You forgot your magic trick!” At that moment, Jeff grabbed my right hand, turning us around as the panhandler yanked a small rope leading to a banner to fall from the railing. The banner reveled Jeff’s proposal in big, bright red letters “Bianca, Will You Marry Me?” Unknown to me, the pandhandler was my future B.I.L. who revealed himself as Jeff got down on on one knee. While ugly crying uncontrollability, I screamed yes! We ended up having a imprompt photo shoot with mascara running down my face leading to a delicious brunch at Balthazar in Soho. We celebrated all afternoon with mimosas, and bloodymarys. Let’s just say, it was the best anniversary – yet!

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