Anjelica and John

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How We Met

We met on March 23rd of 2018. We instantly bonded over an older couple that was dancing in risque fashion at our local bar. LOL. Less than 2 weeks after that he had asked me to be his wedding date while I was shopping in Macys and I literally fell to the floor because at this point I was already obsessed. That same week he told me I’m his next girlfriend and that he was already in love with me. I had just gotten out of a 4-year relationship so we had a mutual understanding that I wanted to take things slow.

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We could only go so slow & on July 13th, 2018 he had asked me to be his girlfriend before a couples dinner. For the next 3 months we literally only spoke about how lucky and in love we were. The “honeymoon” stage rolled over into a beautiful, mature, trustworthy, relationship, and we’ve continued to grow in the best way possible since.

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How They Asked

November 27th, 2021 was the best day of my life thus far. It was his niece’s 1st birthday and we had a plan to go celebrate at Angelinas Tottenville in Staten Island. When he arrived, his sister mentioned that she wanted to snap some pictures of us as a Christmas gift for his grandfather who is currently in the hospital with Covid. We walked to the back and started taking beautiful pictures on the water. I ran over to his sister to make sure the lighting was okay, which I now know they both wanted to kill me for doing LOL.

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While taking a few more pictures he whispers, “Kiss me,” and as I turn around and grab his face I instantly feel his pulse beating a thousand miles per minute, practically beating out of his body. “So you’re my best friend in the entire world…” and cue blackout. I don’t remember a thing. Not seeing him down on one knee, not a word he said, not even seeing the ring for the first time, nothing. I somehow subconsciously made it through, had called all my friends and family, had said yes and before I knew it we were on our way back to our place and had 60 people waiting to celebrate us. He surprised us all. My aunts, uncles, cousins, & friends, it couldn’t have been a more perfect night. AND THE RING IS INSANE. The prettiest ring I’ve ever laid my eyes on.

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Special Thanks

Allison Cipriano
 | Photographer
Tommy Bracco
 | Photographer