Ashesh & Nika
"I had known I wanted to propose to Nika on a surprise trip she had booked for me on my birthday to Disney World last year in 2013. For us that trip was truly magical- we became kids again and experienced the magic of fairytales first hand. So when it came time for me to pop the question I thought it’d be best to go back to our happy place. After months of planning I had somehow convinced Nika to come to Orlando to spend some time with me after a family wedding and I knew this would be the perfect chance to give her a night to remember for the rest of her life.
She has always said her favorite fairy tale was Cinderella, and during our last trip had spoken about going to have dinner in Cinderella’s Castle. Normally reservations here are hard to come by but because this time I was prepared we walked in and got a prime spot at the window for dinner. As we sat there and talked about what we had done and what we had left to do I kept amping myself up to ask her when the time came, the waitress finally brought out the dessert platter and I knew it was time for action. The waitress put down a tray on the table apologizing for not having the desert Nika had chosen and then lifting the lid off the serving tray.
Nika was obviously in shock when she saw the glass slipper sitting there on a bed of rose petals with the engraving of our names, date, and our cheesy saying of “’You are my constant” all over. By then I was already down on one knee spilling out everything I had rehearsed and opening the red ring box. It took her a couple seconds to say yes, which of course had me terrified but how could anyone ever say no to such a beautiful ring. The entire restaurant applauded us and as we left from dinner the fireworks at the castle had just started so we enjoyed the perfect ending to our magical night."
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"Montauk has long had the nickname, “the End”. I never really saw it this way. To me, it has always been the beginning. It’s where you will always see the sun rise first on Long Island, where I grew up. When Sara and I started dating, it was a place I had to share with her, she being from down south, and I having a lot of good memories from my youth. In all our visits, the lighthouse was the constant. One of my favorite times there with Sara was when we brought deli sandwiches with us on a crummy weather day and just sat on the rocks and talked. The weather wasn’t a deterrent because we were together, and I truly forget the rest. I just remember how I felt. I always knew that when the time was right, this is where I was going to ask her to be my wife. Fast forward a few years to our planned weekend with friends and the “beginning” of our summer. I was able to convince Sara the reason we were there was for our friends birthday. It was overcast and rain most of the time we were there. The last day before we left, the day I had planned to ask, my best man sent me a text message from further west saying “Sun’s coming out”, and it soon cleared to the bluest sky I will compare all skies to for my life. Our friends invited us to come to the lighthouse with them to show their daughter and take their family photo. When we arrived at the perfect spot, we distracted Sara until she turned around to find me down on one knee. I was never nervous that day, just excited for the moment to happen. And her reaction was the single most genuine and loving moment of my life, and just confirmed everything I felt. The ring from CoSh NYC is beautiful, her face lit up when I put the ring on her finger. She absolutely adores it, as well as her wedding band and a special sentimental ring we had made which we used for our vows 6 months later. Later we had “birthday” dinner with our friends, followed by a Fathers Day bbq with my entire family the day after. This was our beginning."