How did Danny propose? I was at work and received a call from the super of my building saying there was a major leak in the building, specifically the apartment above ours and it was going directly to our bedroom/closet (every girls nightmare!) He suggested I come home and move most of my clothes to the living room. I immediately told my boss that I had to leave and she was very understanding (little did I know she was in on the whole thing). I called my parents completely panicked and even began crying, but I jumped on the subway and was home within 30 minutes. There was a mop and buckets outside my apartment door, I was so nervous to see what a mess this would be. I walked into a trail of flowers on the floor with a note that said, “Take the elevators to the 12th floor and follow the signs to the roof, hurry!” I got in the elevator shaking realizing what was happening and was following every sign on the 12th floor that said “Valerie….this way à” pointing me in the right direction. The last sign was on one of the doors that led me outside to the roof. I opened the door and there was Danny standing in this gorgeous garden he created. Our roof is completely bare, he had artificial grass, plants all over, vases of flowers and a table with two chairs set up with champagne from one of our memorable vacations. He proposed and of course I said YES! After I had this beautiful ring on my finger, my fiancé then hands me a box from Bergdorf Goodman with a bathing suit inside…I was utterly confused. He said pack your bags, tomorrow we are going to Bermuda for the weekend to celebrate! We celebrated that night with both our family’s at dinner and with friends afterwards. It was the most memorable evening!
Standout Memory of the night: Without a doubt our first look. I was very calm all day, but once I put my dress on all I wanted to do was see my husband to be.
Honeymoon Location: We went to Thailand and Hong Kong!
One piece of advice that you could give to other couples: Try to enjoy the wedding process and don’t stress over the little things, because it’s over before you know it!
Something borrowed and something blue: My something borrowed was my grandmother’s bracelet that she gave my sister to wear on her wedding day eight years ago and who has since passed away. It meant so much to me to have a piece of her with me on my wedding day. My something blue was Hanky Panky underwear!