Vanessa and Bradley

Marriage Proposal Ideas in Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA

How We Met

We matched on Tinder and were both incredibly nervous. After talking for about a week, we met at Harpoon Brewery in Boston. He was waiting outside for me leaned up against the wall, looking very cool, I must add. What was remarkable about that date is how absolutely easy and normal it was to talk, to make each other laugh.

Vanessa's Proposal in Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA

Six months later, we went back to Harpoon and he told me he loved me, for the first time, in their gift shop. And after how thoughtful, and sweet, and incredibly nervous he was, I knew with absolute certainty that he was the person I wanted as my teammate for life.

How They Asked

A little over a year after we first said “I love you,” we bought a house and moved to the suburbs. Getting engaged was inevitable, but I didn’t expect him to ask me until after my sister’s wedding in May of 2019. On the two year anniversary of our first date in October of 2016, we decided to go back to Harpoon. I took his picture leaned up against the wall just like he had two years prior—and he still looked very cool. We sat at the end of the same table, in the same spots as we did that first time. I wanted to reenact being there when we had no idea that we had found that one person, that partner for life.

When we were about to leave, I was the one who pulled him to where we first said “I love you,” and he laughed at the silliness of me trying to reenact everything, even though he knew I would. He told me he loved me as he did a year and a half prior and then said “so much that I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” And I was in complete shock. All week I had been wanting him to propose just like that and I had to constantly remind myself that it wasn’t going to happen yet because I was the one who wanted to wait until after May. But he felt that it was time too, and I cannot wait to be with him for every amazing thing to come in life. I never thought I would find someone who knew me so well, to know exactly how I wanted him to propose (and actually when I wanted him to propose…). But I did! And I can’t wait to marry him.