Marquita and Lawrence
Marquita is an adventurous lady who loves the water. For her 30th birthday, we visited Newport, RI to go shark cage diving so the proposal had to be memorable. My friend Bjoern Kils owns and operates New York Media Boat out of North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place in Manhattan, New York. I called up Bjoern a few days prior to the proposal date and he happily agreed to be a part of our special moment. It was a cold Sunday afternoon. Marquita and I met Bjoern on the dock and he handed us two dry suits to keep us warm. We went north on the Hudson River and checked out a few sites, then headed south and to the East River and Brooklyn. We stopped at Governors Island, and then proceeded to the foot of the Statue of Liberty. Marquita and I then headed to the bow of the vessel for a photo and that’s where I got down on one knee and proposed. She said YES!