I moved from Chicago, IL to Manhattan, NY 6 years ago for a new job. I was ready for a fresh start and just looking to start my career and experience a new city.
My second weekend living here, I met Matt through mutual friends. We have been together ever since.
Fast forward 5 1/2 years, to one of the best days of my life. It was a beautiful September day and Matt had asked me if I wanted to go with him to meet his brother and brother's girlfriend at a "pup-up bar" along the East River. The East River is special to us because at that time, we had only lived on the East Side of Manhattan and were regularly going to the East River for a run or a casual walk. A perfect way to get some fresh air!
We started walking along the river and came up to this beautiful wooded path. Matt took me on to the path and got down on one knee! He asked me to marry him and I was beyond excited and thrilled that it had finally happened!! :)
Matt's brother and brother's girlfriend were hiding in the bushes taking pictures and videos. We all celebrated and popped champagne!!