Every time I share this proposal story, I get similar reactions. People can’t believe how over-the-top this proposal is. But after spending months with AB planning his proposal and getting to know him, I can! AB and Honey met by chance when the NYC Marathon was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. AB was in town from Saudi Arabia to run the marathon but since it was cancelled, he and his twin decided to hit the town instead. AB’s twin went out another day and met Honey and when he got home he told his brother that he met the one for him. AB couldn’t get Honey off of his mind and after getting her number from his brother, he began texting her. The rest, as they say, is history. Check out this NYC proposal.
AB flew back to New York to celebrate Honey’s birthday with her. What she didn’t know is that for months we had been planning the ultimate proposal idea. The whole family would be invited to a surprise birthday party. But even they didn’t know that AB would actually be proposing. While interviewing AB, we learned that Honey loves Cherry Blossom trees and New York so that was the basis of our proposal concept. Here is how it all went down.
We rented out the 21st floor of The Glass Houses which has stunning views of New York City. The proposal was to take place on the 21st floor and the family would wait on the 14th floor for the big “surprise” birthday reveal. AB told Honey that he was just taking her out for her birthday, but when she stepped off the elevator she could not believe her eyes. Her name was spelled out in rose petals and a harpist played “At Last.” She walked down an aisle of Cherry Blossom trees and at the end of the aisle was a haft-seen table, a Persian tradition, and an ice sculpture. AB told us that penguins are mates forever and so we had an ice sculpture made with a “Will You Marry Me?” pebble in between the penguins. AB proposed and Honey said yes.
Next, AB took Honey to the 14th floor and she couldn’t believe that all of their friends and family were there. They couldn’t believe that he had just proposed!! The group went back up to enjoy a seated dinner, birthday cake, cocktails and dancing. We are so honored to have been a part of this special day. Congratulations AB and Honey!
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Proposal Planning: The Heart Bandits
Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits
Videography: Moho Creative
Floral Design: Martin Jobes Design
Rentals: Something Different Party Rental
Venue: The Glass Houses
Caterer: Thomas Preti