Nicole and Danny

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How We Met

We met 4 years ago in 9/2016 through friends and became friends over the years. We were there for each other through everything and grew closer through all of our challenges. In May of 2019 we realized how much we cared for each other and that we were absolutely perfect for each other. He was everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more!

How They Asked

Danny planned a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the North Fork vineyards. My brother Vinnie and his girlfriend Adrianna joined us for the day. We started our day at Raphael and had a wine tasting with our favorite cheeses and meats. We fell in love with Raphael over the Summer and couldn’t wait to be back there. Our next stop was Pellegrini Vineyards where we walked up to this picture perfect white gazebo. A photographer that was “taking pictures for the website” offered to take our pictures as couples, and as Vinnie and Adrianna went first, I thought nothing of it. Then it was our turn, and I walked up on the first step. Danny told me where to stand, which I found so funny. I tend to be a little “bossy” at times, but Danny took charge and said, “Just let me do this.” I laughed and looked at him wondering what he meant. He kissed me and told me, “I love you. You’re my best friend, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” Then he knelt down on one knee and it hit me! I started to cry in disbelief, this was it! It was happening! He said, “Will you marry me?” As I cried, I nodded my head, and managed to say “YES!” I hugged him tighter than I ever have and kissed my new fiancé! Then I realized everything around me and laughed and smiled and playfully hit Danny’s shoulder. He really got me! But the surprise wasn’t over, little did I know. We drove back to my family’s house and when we arrived, there were no cars in the driveway. I couldn’t wait to walk in and show my parents! As I hugged them, they pulled me into the dining room, where I found both of our families and our closest friends! I screamed in disbelief, how amazing and perfect! The room was filled with flowers and lights, it was better than a dream. To have everyone we love, together with us, for the best moment of our life was all I ever could have wanted and more! I’m so lucky to get to marry the man of my dreams and build a life and family together, everything we have ever dreamed of, together, forever.