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Kirsy and Ariel’s Paris Proposal

Posted on February 24 by Francesca Sgambati

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“Ariel and I always talked about traveling the world together, so we both agree to book two to three trips a year to fulfill our wanderlust desire. Earlier in the year, we visited Panama, Curacao and we decided on Paris, France as our last trip of 2016. Before the trip, Ariel mention that we been on so many great trips but have no great photos capturing the beautiful places we been to, so we decided to book a photo shoot for Paris (we thought we could save the photos to showcase for a future wedding). Planning the trip was becoming incredibly overwhelming because I was In the middle of completing my final assignments for my Masters Degree. With limited time to find a dress, I searched high and low for the perfect photo shoot attire and was unsuccessful that “panicking” was a feeling that encompassed me every day. Two days before leaving to Paris I found two dresses I loved and purchased both. I departed the train and started to walk towards the bus terminal when suddenly I realized the bag with the dresses was still on the train.

I immediately went to the station’s customer service to get a hold of the train conductor but was unsuccessful. I called Ariel devastated and anguished saying how could I be so careless leaving the dresses on the train. I told him that I felt that it was best to cancel the shoot because I did not have enough time to buy another dress. Calmly Ariel assures me everything will be okay and not to worry about anything and we will find a solution. Thirty minutes later Ariel texts me multiple photos of dresses (he drove to the store to buy me another dress), he selected a dress for me and said that as long as he’s around, there was nothing I needed to worry about and that Paris will be an unforgettable trip.

Two days later, we arrived in Paris, and it was photo shoot day. We both get dress, I get my makeup and hair done, and we both looked amazing!

After five hours of photos in our formal attire, we then changed into our casual outfits and descended to Pont Neuf, a bridge full of locks where couples write their names on padlocks and lock it up to assure their love is everlasting.

We take a few photos, and the photographer tells us to do whatever pose you like; Ariel says let’s do this pose as he gets down on one knee. He then grabs my hands, my hearts starts racing, and I am thinking to myself, he going to propose or is this a part of the shoot? Ariel then proceeds to tell me that there was no better place than Paris to do this as he pulls a ring box with a small video camera that seems to be recording the whole moment and my heart feels like it’s about to jump out of my chest.

The moment he opened the box, a perfect ring was sitting inside glistening in the sunlight. I froze with excitement, nervousness, and disbelief. On November 15, 2016, I was going to marry my best friend.

The past seven years were fill with laughter, love, and happiness. He has been my biggest fan and supporter through purchasing my first home, completing my Bachelors and Master’s degree, and all the in-betweens that we have encounter together. Paris was truly unforgettable for many reasons than one and we will always treasure the special moment that cemented our relationship forever.”

“We’ll always have Paris.”

Wedding Date: 4-1-2018
Park Chateau
East Brunswick, NJ


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