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ALLISON + MARK: SHE SAID YES! (Central Park Proposal)

Allison and Mark met through a mutual friend on a ski weekend just over three years ago – but their official dating anniversary falls in the middle of spring, which Mark thought was the perfect opportunity to ask her the big question!  He planned his proposal for just a few days before their third anniversary to try and catch Allison by surprise.  Mark’s planning was meticulous – he came to us with the day, time, and location – and we scouted Central Park for him to confirm that everything would work just as he hoped.  We arrived in advance to make sure we were in position and to try and claim some ground for ourselves amidst all the tourists, vendors, and park staff!

Mark had chosen the south end of the Central Park Mall.  This is a gorgeous location, especially in spring with flowers blooming and the park bustling!


Mark led Allison through the park under the guise of meeting their friends for a picnic on the lawn.  As he passed our location, we saw him start beaming with joy.  He stopped exactly where we’d asked him to and as soon as he stopped and started speaking to her Allison began to realize what was happening.  Her reaction was spectacular!


As Mark knelt down and asked Allison for her hand, tourists in the area stopped to watch, take pictures, and applaud.  The newly engaged couple was met from cheers from all over!


Look at the love between these two!  The moment could not have been more perfect!


After Allison said, “Yes” and the ring was on her finger, Mark pointed out where we had been hiding.


We gave Mark and Allison a few minutes alone, and then they called Allison’s mom to tell her the good news.  She’d known it was coming and had even pushed Allison to get a manicure, which Allison claims had been a bit of a hint as to what Mark had planned.  Look at the joy on their faces.


We put together a slideshow of the big moment, fusing our images with a few short video clips.  Check it out below, and listen for all the tourists cheering!

Allison and Mark: we could not be happier for you and we’re honored to have been the ones to document this amazing moment in your lives!  Congratulations!!!



Brian Hastings - May 4, 2015 - 4:27 AM

This is so so good! Congrats to you both!!!

Christina Scheppke Isenberg - May 4, 2015 - 4:42 AM

Tears of joy run down my face as I look at these wonderful pictures that captured this so, very special moment. Such joy and love shared between the two of you. I am truly ecstatic for you both. xoxo Mom

Donna Sokola - May 4, 2015 - 6:12 PM

Congratulations. We are very happy for you. Hope to see you soon. Best of Luck.

Yvonne Bonnie Dimirco - May 4, 2015 - 9:56 PM

That was so romantic and beautiful, congratulations!!!!

Walter Scheppke - May 6, 2015 - 12:55 AM

We are so very happy for both of you. Our oldest grandaughter is engaged.

Christine Englot Mash - May 9, 2015 - 2:59 AM

Congratulations to you both! This is such an exciting way to share this lovely story.

Mark Jennings - May 9, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Congratulations to both of you!!

Arlene Jennings - May 9, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Congratulations to both of you.