Toni and Bryan

How We Met

We met online about 5 years ago while living in NY. Our first date was at a small wine bar in the Financial District. We each had 2 (maybe 3) cocktails and had the typical first date conversation. “Where did you go to school” “How many siblings do you have?” We ended up having a great time and he called me the next day to plan a second date!

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Detroit, MI

We dated for a few months and then between new jobs and moving we lost a touch for a bit. Fate brought us back together and a long-distance relationship was in the cards for us. Lots of flights between NY, LA, and Detroit for about 2 years and then we finally were in the same city again. Detroit is now home for us and we also gained the cutest English Cream Golden Retriever named Benson!

Where to Propose in Detroit, MI

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Detroit, MI

How They Asked

He planned a date night for us on a Saturday night in Detroit. The weather was pretty bad and it was supposed to rain the entire day/night. I tried to convince him to stay in, but he insisted we should still have our night out. We were walking to the restaurant (at least I thought we were) and I noticed a cute pavilion with string lights.

He asked me if I could hold the umbrella for a second and I said “sure”. The minute he handed me the umbrella, he got down on one knee!! My first words were “ OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING?” I could not have imagined it to be any more perfect. After I said “YES”, I turned around to see his colleague, who’s a professional photographer. He captured every moment!

Special Thanks

Dan Mannes
 | Photographer