Oct 19, 2011

The Beginning - Our Engagement

We are 10 days away from our wedding and I find myself going through our engagement pictures from 11 months ago.
Have I ever told you how K proposed? It was the best night of my life. On our fourth year anniversary K planned a dinner at Asiate in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Columbus Circle. That Sunday, July 4, 2010, he had to go to the office for a bit so we decided we'd meet at the hotel bar for a cocktail before dinner once he left work. I spent the day lounging around the apartment and getting pretty. At 6pm we met for cocktails and had an amazing dinner right after. When it was time to get the check K excused himself to go to the bathroom. As I waited for him to return the restaurant manager approached me with an envelope that contained a key and said "Mr. N would like for you to meet him in Room 2130." I died, obviously. I felt like every single person in that dining room knew what was about to happen because they were staring at me with a big grin on their faces as I walked out in the direction of the elevators. I got on the elevator, still shaking, and arrived on the 21st floor. I'm not quite sure what my thoughts were as I walked through the hallway and to the room where K was waiting in, but I'm almost positive that I was extremely nervous. Without hesitation I swung open the door and there he was on one knee, shaking as well, and surrounded by rose petals and candles. I have NO idea what happened next, but I do know I said yes to his proposal! It's so hard to believe that I'm so close to being Mrs. N and marrying the love of my life. Time really flies when you're with the person you love most in the world!
The talented Erika Lyn was the photographer behind these shots. We chose a Fall afternoon for the shoot and all the pictures were taken in our neighborhood, the West Village, and in the Meatpacking District/High Line area. That day was absolutely magical!

25 comments:

  1. I got so emotional reading through it!! I am so happy for you guys!! The pics are amazing.

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  2. What a sweet story! Your pictures are gorgeous, you two look so happy.

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  3. What an amazing engagement story! The pictures are gorgeous, and I can't wait to see wedding pictures. All the best!

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  4. Oh my gosh...I'm dying. What a wonderful engagement and that is so exciting that your wedding is just around the corner. Beautiful photos as well!

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  5. I love the photos, and that story is adorable! Well done to your hubby-to-be.

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  6. What a sweet story! You're engagement pictures are stunning!

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  7. Wow - you are a beautiful couple. I loved reading your story, and the photos are amazing!!

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  8. I'm dying!! What an amazing proposal!! I love it. Enjoy this last week of being engaged its such a special time! thanks for sharing your engagement proposal!

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  9. What a romantic proposal! Such a sweet love story. And I love your engagement pictures.

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  10. Congrats and thanks for sharing your story . . . Can't wait to see your wedding pix

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  11. I seriously have tears in my eyes, I can only imagine the thoughts that were going through your head when the GM gave you that key. How creative, i love it!

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  12. Ok, I'm not a very big romantic person and it takes a lot for me to think something is special or great, but this is fantastic. I got a little teary. What a great proposal <3

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  13. you are beyond beautiful inside and out!!!!!

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  14. Oh this is soooo sweet! I love these stories. I'm tearing up, really.

    Can't wait to hear how the nuptials all turned out!!

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  15. Unbelieveable!! Love it! I want to cry that was so beautiful! You are blessed and he is blessed to have you! Have a beautiful wedding! God bless you! Where are you getting married?

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  16. Oh my gosh, this made me tear up. So excited for you Viv! 10 days!!! how exciting!!! I didn't know you were getting married so soon! Your soon to be hubby is adorable too! Perfect for a beauty like yourself! Can't wait to see pictures from the wedding! eeek so exciting!

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  17. felicidades y que hermosas fotos¡¡¡¡ un saludo desde mexico

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  18. Your engagement photos are gorgeous!! You can definitely see the spark and love between you two!! Getting so close to tying that knot!! :)

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  19. I just got chills!!! What an amazing proposal :) These photos are so lovely and capture so much! Happy days ahead as you prepare for the big day!!! xoxoxo brynn

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  20. Oh, what a lucky girl you are... you found someone who is going to cherish you the way you deserve to be cherished! I love the thought and effort he put into asking you to marry him. I love the engagement photo where you are looking at him w/ your big brown eyes, it's beautiful. The wedding will come fast now! Autumn weddings are the best. Hope we get to see those photos too! xo

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous pics! And such an adorable story of how you got engaged!!

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  22. The photos are gorgeous! What a sweet story...I got a little teary! lovely!
    hope the final countdown is going well...thinking of you!
    xx

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  23. Beautiful story and gorgeous photos! You two make such a sweet couple! :)

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  24. awww what a darling story! congrats and best wishes on your upcoming nuptials!! :)

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  25. I have tears, that is such a sweet story!! And some beautiful engagement pictures to go along with that story too!

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