How We Met
Sean and I had met back when he was 11 and I was 7. Our parents have been friends since we were kids, so naturally, they had this proposal in mind since we were young. Back in August 2017, my parents were at Sean’s cousin’s wedding. My mother decided to ask Sean if he was single, which she was glad to hear he was! She then proceeds to say, “You know… Michelle is single too…”. And that was it! Thanks, mom. We then went on our first date on September 28, 2017, at Wine 30 in Manhattan. The rest is history! We moved into our first apartment in Manhattan on the Upper East Side. Recently, we moved back to Long Island to start saving for our first house. Since our first date and first home was in Manhattan, the city has always been special to both of us.
How They Asked
It was an absolute fairytale. We headed out to Manhattan around 6 PM. We were supposed to meet Sean’s cousins (the same ones whose wedding my mother and father were at) in the city for dinner, but they mysteriously canceled on us last minute. We had dinner at The Skylark in Manhattan. It was absolutely perfect from the service to the atmosphere. Once finished, Sean surprised me with some VIP tickets to the Rockefeller Ice Rink. We’ve been to the tree plenty of times, in fact, the tree is the first place we told each other we loved each other- back in 2017. When we arrived, the rink was absolutely breathtaking. We skated around for a while until security announced the Zamboni was coming out. All skaters exited the rink but Sean asked the security guard if we could ~please~ take another lap. As we did, I didn’t think much of it. That is until the Lady Gaga song “I’ll Always Remember Us This Way” came on the speakers.
At that moment, I completely lost it. He basically dragged me to the front of the tree because I forgot how to skate at this moment. When Sean dropped down to his knee, the entire crowd went wild. Once I slipped the ring on, he told me to look up. Our entire family was watching us from the top of Rockefeller Center. Sean always goes above and beyond, but his proposal was one for the record books.