Surprise Rooftop Marriage Proposal in Durham, North Carolina

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How We Met: We met at Boston College. He was a Junior, I was a Freshman. I got the butterflies whenever I saw him. We started officially dating 6 months later and have been together for almost 5 years now!

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how they asked: We just moved down to Durham, NC from NYC because Alex is pursuing his MBA at Duke. It was his first day of school, and he was super nervous! He didn’t sleep the night before, and I thought it was 1st day of school nerves. Little did I know…he was proposing that night! We were supposed to grab drinks with friends to celebrate their first day at the Durham Hotel.

We got up on the rooftop and it was empty, so I just thought our friends were running late. We walked over to a table with Roses & Champagne, and I immediately thought they were for someone else, so I said we need to move to another table! He grabbed my hand and said, “Actually this is for us, we aren’t meeting our friends, tonight is ours” and got down on one knee!

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As the sunset, he said, “I can’t wait to enjoy every sunset with you for the rest of our lives.”

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It was the most romantic night of my life.

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We enjoyed oysters, champagne, and the roof all to ourselves because it wasn’t opening up to the public until the next day! It was absolutely perfect.

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