Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Very First Dance

Last weekend, my "Garden Of Eden" bride and groom made their engagement official at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Studio in New York City. This lovely couple has already begun their wedding plans with us, but the groom-to-be wanted to ensure he presented his bride-to-be with her engagement ring in an extraordinary way. Here's his account of the surprise proposal:

I took Doreen to a ball room dance class at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio in NYC. After our class we went downstairs to change clothes for dinner. While she was in the restroom I made sure everything was in place upstairs. Once she was ready we walked back upstairs. A staff person asked if we had a few moments to watch some teenagers in a modern dance class do a piece they have been practicing. We kindly agreed. She said they are dancing to our song "Overjoyed!" When we walked in the room there were poster boards on the floor faced down. The dancers took their places and began to do this incredible routine that ended with them laying in front of the posters. They then sat up, grabbed the signs and spun around simultaneously spelling out "WILL YOU MARRY ME DOREEN?" The last dancer leaped through the air and landed in front of us with a bouquet of red roses. I proceeded to get on my knee to ask her to marry me as she screamed for joy! She said yes and we all celebrated. It was a night I will never forget.
Does it get much sweeter than that? I can't wait until they seal the deal in September. Here are a few snapshots of the "popping-the-question" moment:


Rashana Anderson
Founder & Managing Director, The Bridal Party


1 comment:

cHill Weddings, LLC said...

That is so sweet! I love the last picture.

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