Chloe and Brooks

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Central Park, New York City

How We Met

I moved to Tampa in 2014 to start my general surgery residency. All the new surgery interns went to a Rays baseball game and that’s where I met Brooks, who was about to start his neurosurgery residency. We became good friends soon after, navigating our way through the challenges of surgery and intern year! Eventually, we spent all of our free time outside of the hospital together. And now the rest is history!

How He Asked

We were going to New York for the annual neurosurgery charity softball tournament for the weekend. I got to the city a night before Brooks did. I spent all of Friday with my friends having lunch, walking around, and just enjoying the beautiful weather. Brooks’ flight was delayed that afternoon so we postponed dinner until he arrived. We ended up in Central Park just wondering around. My friends led me on a wild goose chase around the park until we reached the Bow Bridge at sunset. Brooks walked up behind me and totally surprised me with his proposal! I can’t believe my friends helped him pull it off and we celebrated after with champagne on the bridge! The photo below was taken by a complete stranger who happened to walk by the moment and captured it!