Gaby and Nicolas
How We Met
Almost 5 years ago, we were just two strangers trying to survive the stereotypical college-life struggles. Our paths crossed when we both, unknowingly, signed up for the same Accounting course. (Side note: Nico says we met a year prior at a house party, but I was too busy being a social butterfly to remember). Clearly, Nico being the math wiz and a finance major, he aced his first exam. Me on the other hand, let’s just say, I was really good at guessing the wrong answer. So just as any girl would do, I asked the cute boy for some tutoring sessions.
Throughout the following next 2 years, Nico and I had become close friends and shared many unforgettable moments. Our friendship was like no other. We shared and talked about everything; we would even asked each other for dating advice (crazy, huh?).
Fast forward 3 years with falling in love somewhere in-between. We’re ENGAGED!
How He Asked
It started off like any other day in city. We were fortunate enough to wake up to a bright October day. Nico and I had plans to meet up with my parents in Hoboken, NJ for brunch at Malibu Diner (my family’s favorite anytime-bite-to-eat). Since the weather was absolutely gorgeous, there was no reason not to take the ferry across the river. Within a few minutes, my parents, Nico and I were all eating and discussing the plans for the rest of the day.
Before we had taken this trip to NYC, I had told Nico, it was a MUST that we go to the Brooklyn Bridge for two reasons: 1) I had never been and 2) It was the perfect spot for some “Instagram-worthy” shots.
I called up my girlfriend, Danielle, a friend from Florida, who was visiting her parents in New York (coincidently, right?), to see if she wanted to hit up the bridge with us to take some cool pictures. Obviously she said, YES. Little did I know, Danielle and Nico had been planning this for a few months now.
We finished up eating, jumped in the car and took a ride through the Holland Tunnel to get to lower manhattan. Guess what’s in lower manhattan? Ferrara! There was no way we were going to miss out on Ferrara’s while being so close. We packed up some of the best cannoli in town and picked Danielle from the station Okay, now we were officially ready to make the trip over the bridge to Brooklyn.
Naturally, Danielle and I started taking hundreds of photos. Posing this way, posing that way, you know, the usual instagramer poses. Before we knew it, 35 mins had passed and Nico and my parents were way ahead of us, just under the first arch.
We finally reached up to them and at this point, I still had no idea my life was about to change forever. Nico was there, waiting for me, right under the arch. If only I could should you how beautiful the view was right behind him. The sun was setting and blessing each building with shimmering little sparkles. It was magical.
As Nico and I began posing for some pictures, I started to hear his breath get heavy, similar to what he sounds like after playing a soccer game. It was a bit odd but I forgot about it quickly and continued posing. Danielle and my father continued to take pictures. Meanwhile, Nico was holding the ring box right behind me the whole time! You can see it in one of the photos above.
Before I knew it, he was down on one knee!
I blacked out. I was shaky. I was crying tears of true happiness. This was it!
“Will you marry me?”
YES! I said.
The whole bridge began clapping and cheering. Some were even taking pictures! This truly was a magical proposal.
It was perfect!
To Nicolas Coburn,
You are everything I’ve prayed for. There isn’t a single bad bone in your body. You always give 100% and keep your word. You know how to make me laugh even when I’m having my worst days and know how to listen when I’m troubled. Besides your good looks, you are kind and loving.
Thank you for making October, 7th 2017 one of the best days of my life. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.
I love you,
A special thank you to family & friends who helped make this day amazing.