Derek and Ryan

How They Asked

I knew I wanted to marry Ryan from the day I met him. We saw each other on the corner of the street in the East Village and locked eyes and I was done for. Our first date was 7 hours long and we both called our moms and said: “I’ve met my husband.”

I called his entire family and my family and friends and planned a day in the park. Keeping it a secret was so tough! To get him there, I told him we were meeting friends in the park for a picnic and Rose. We walked to my favorite bridge in Central Park and I told him how I never wanted to live another day without him.

He said yes and our entire group popped up from hiding and showered us with love and champagne. I told him we had one more surprise and we went back to the bar we went to on our first date for an engagement party with our friends. The entire day was magic.

Proposal Ideas Central Park (NYC)

Derek's Proposal in Central Park (NYC)

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Central Park (NYC)

Special Thanks

Stephany Yantourn
 | Photographer