Samantha and Peter
How We Met
Peter and I met when we were 16 years old, at a softball game at our high school. We were introduced by a mutual friend and instantly hit it off. The first two years of our relationship were a little bit rocky, but we were young and this was something so new to the both of us. When we were seniors in high school, I was the captain of the cheer-leading team, he was the captain of the football team and we went to prom together…total storybook relationship (i know!) and from then on, we knew it was meant to be. We went to different colleges our freshman year, but spent every weekend together creating the most amazing memories. One of our favorite things to do was go walk on the beach at night in Coney Island. Peter transferred schools and joined me at Brooklyn College where we both cheered together and we were each other’s support system through everything! My teaching career and his business career make for some pretty interesting story times!
We’ve spent the last 9 years falling more in love with each other every day, and constantly learning new things about each other. I’m a Met fan, he’s a Yankee fan, I’m a Jet fan, he’s a Giant fan so sport seasons are a pretty rough time, although it makes for some pretty fun subway series games! We have created some of the most amazing memories and look forward to creating so many more. Our personalities are so well balanced and we really keep each other on our toes. We both knew quite a few years ago that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together and when we looked into our futures we simply couldn’t imagine them without each other. He’s the Buzz to my Woody, the Simba to my Nala, the Bam Bam to my Pebbles, and the Beast to my Belle!
How He Asked
Now, everyone’s favorite question to ask us is “when are you getting engaged already?!” Saturday, June 24th, Peter and I were going to Coney Island to see the fireworks, something we do on a regular basis in the summer. We went into MCU Park where the Brooklyn Cyclones play to say hello to his brother and uncle and I was chatting up a storm, as I always do, while Peter was trying to get me to leave. When he finally got me out of the stadium, we were walking up the steps located next to the parachute jump. After a few feet of walking on the boardwalk I noticed a sign that said “Tale As Old As Time…We Met 2008…We Started Dating 5.11.10… and then the date 6.24.17.” I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan so of course “tale as old as time” was all that it took to get my attention. Now, here I was thinking someone was getting engaged or married somewhere and I wanted to find them, not realizing the dates on the sign were my own!
Little did I know, that when I turned to my left to tell Peter how excited I was, he would be down on one knee behind me asking me to marry him with the most beautiful ring inside of a rose shaped box! I was in total shock!
Our friends Taylor, Amanda and Marco popped out and were taking pictures and videos and our friend Marco of course did one of his signature champagne showers right in the middle of the boardwalk!The strangers that were cheering for us and clapping, made it all the more special. He had our friend Jessie take the most beautiful pictures to capture that moment perfectly! Now, it’s official…he asked and I said “it’s about damn time!”