Madison and Christopher

Where to Propose in Central Park, New York City

How We Met

We met through my best friend Olivia! She introduced us, and our first interaction was on Instagram by accidentally liking each other’s photo from 64 weeks ago, HOW EMBARRASSING! But… then he liked one of mine! After that, we first met face to face running into each other at Church on Easter, April 19th, 2014. We spent the next weeks or so getting to know each other, and then after three weeks I went back home to California for the summer. He gave me a diamond necklace to remember him while he was back in Arizona, where we both attended ASU. A couple months later I came back to Arizona for a week, and it happened to be the day of his 19th birthday. I went to dinner with him and his family, and later that night he pulled up to the Starbucks location we first hung out at. My kids cup of hot chocolate had written on it, “Will you be my Girlfriend?” and of course , I said, “YES!” and the rest is history!

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How He Asked

On January 7th, 2017 we woke up to a full Snow Day in New York City! It was one of the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. The city was covered in white snow. We spent the day trying not to get too cold by having brunch in side at Sadelle’s in SoHo. Than we made our way through Washington Square Park and the Flatiron District. Christopher had been telling he really wanted to go to Central Park! Because who many times of your life can you go to Central Park, while it’s snowing! We came off the subway on the lower east corner of the park and it was the most beautiful site I had ever seen. We strolled through the different parts of the park, taking many photographs, and we came upon this beautiful patch right below the Gansevoort Bridge. I held onto Chris as he began to tell me how much he loved me and that there was something he wanted to do before he left to start his first job at Saatchi & Saatchi while I was back in Arizona finishing my last semester of college. He got down on one knee and said, “I want to be with you for the rest of my life; Will you marry me?”

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I started crying tears of happiness and pretty sure I said the word, “yes!” haha. I was so over joyed and as we turned around there was standing a professional NYC photographer taken photos of the special moment we just had.

Christopher had pretended to be texting a “George” all day and know to clicked, “George” was the secret photographer coming to shoot our engagement! We spent the next hour doing a photo-shoot in snowy Central Park. Christopher made reservation at The Breslin, inside of The Ace Hotel in Manhattan. We enjoyed our dinner together as an engaged couple, and later on went to go see our first Broadway show together, Aladdin! It was the best day of my life, and we are so excited to get married on November 3rd, 2017.

Special Thanks

Maria Mili
Secret Photographer