Erin and Matthew

Erin and Matthew's Engagement in Country Fair in Medford, NY

How We Met

We were friends for a while. Matt attempted an escape from the friend zone back in 2011 with a “not-a-date” at Dave & Buster’s where he boasted his prize grabber claw machine expertise. Long story short, he was successful and over the years we have fallen in love repeatedly through this bond over “fun and games” whether it be at carnivals or amusement parks.

How They Asked

It was another, regular Sunday funday for us. We had plans to go to a food truck festival and then an arcade afterward. We have played a countless number of prize grabber machines over the course of our seven-year relationship. There is just something about all things carnival and games that we share a bond over. This claw machine was holding a special prize, though! A teddy bear with a RING! Matt coordinated this incredibly intricate plan with the amazing staff at the County Fair. They rigged the machine to make sure he won, however out of nerves, he missed the bear twice.

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Once he successfully retrieves the bear, he gets down on one knee and I am truly in shock! The videographer and photographer he hired captured the entire thing followed by an engagement shoot at the park immediately after!!! It was an amazing experience to be able to incorporate so much of our relationship into this momentous day!

Our Video

Special Thanks

Studio 27
 | Photographer
Studio 27
 | Videographer