August 11, 2018
Matthew held his marriage proposal to Mari at Lafayette Park, a park they frequented with their dog a few minutes walk from their house. In addition to surprising her with a big shiny ring, Matthew, with the help of his sister in law, Christine, helped organize a forty-five person party at the park complete with champagne and custom cookies and décor, transforming a corner of Lafayette Park into their own private party space, Mari was overcome with emotion as she was greeted by a huge cheer and hugs from so many of her friends and family. It was one of the most elaborate and festive celebrations for a marriage proposal I have witnessed, and I only later found out from Matthew that he also rented out a bar for five hours as they celebrated with “shots everywhere for everyone”.
If this ten-year relationship party is any indication of how their wedding is going to be, I can only imagine how much fun and love will be put into it! 🙂