Marissa and Sean

How We Met

Sean and I met as freshman in college at Fairfield University in 2012. We associated with the same circle of people but were never anything more than friends. As our junior year came to a close, we found ourselves spending more and more time with each other. Throughout the summer going into our senior year, we saw a lot of each other in NYC and he asked me to go to dinner with him one Friday night. I remember being nervous and excited at the same time because I had a feeling he was going to ask me to be his girlfriend, and he did! We are each other’s first serious relationship, which is one of my favorite things about us!

How They Asked

Sean and I were in Montauk for the week, which he knows are one of my favorite places! We arrived on Tuesday and didn’t really have much planned other than our dinner reservations for the week, so I really did not think he would be proposing! Each day we woke up early, eager to have our morning coffee outside on the balcony overlooking the ocean before going to the beach.

As we were sitting on the balcony Friday morning, Sean walked inside for a period of time. Although confused as to what he was doing, I sat there looking at the ocean. He quickly came out, and before I knew it he was down on one knee!! Good thing I didn’t follow him inside because I could not have been more surprised! To me, the best part about it was that he told me he had been looking for a ring since November… and I had NO idea!

Marissa's Proposal in Montauk, New York

Marissa and Marissa's Engagement in Montauk, New York