Chantel and Michael

How We Met: Michael and I met on our first day of college in 2007. I saw him in the college bookstore and could not believe how handsome he was! Lucky for me, he was roommates with one of my high school friends, so I got to see him almost everyday. It took a couple of months for him to come around but we finally started dating.

how they asked: Seven years later we went to NYC to visit my best friend. Christmas is my FAVORITE time of the year, I love how happy people are and all of the decorations. I had never been to NYC so we decided to go during the holiday season, what better way to experience the city than during Christmas? On Saturday afternoon we spent the day walking around New York, going to Macy’s, Times Square and everything in between. I had been waiting all day to finally get to Rockefeller Center to see the tree. When we got there I was so amazed at the tree and everyone who was there that I had not even noticed my best friend pass the ring to Michael. We found the perfect spot to get pictures in front of the tree (along with thousands of other people!) When it was mine and Michael’s turn to get our picture I was fixing my hair to get the perfect picture, when all of a sudden he got down on one knee (in a very deep puddle). The hundreds of people surrounding us moved out of the way, started to cheer, and capture this magical moment on camera. I could not have chosen a better proposal than this. It was a moment that I will never forget for as long as I live. Almost 2 months later, I still think about it and get butterflies in my stomach.

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