Austin and I have known each other for 10 years, have been dating for 8, but knew since day 1 we were each others, ‘ONE’. In a serious New York minute, a simple Monday date night turned into the most unexpected and perfectly curated proposal. Our relationship has always been centered around timing, which is why the top of The Edition Hotel, Clock Tower building could not have been a more perfect place for our engagement.
Madison Square Park is our spot, it is our meet up, its where we come to sit on a bench and talk about life, family, work. Converse about the future, sort out disagreements. Every time we sat on that bench in the park, it included a moment of marvel about the Edition Hotel skyscraper. I’d always wonder what event or group of people were celebrating the night away at the top. Little did I know, I would one day be standing at the top of my favorite building, saying yes to my forever person.
Date night started out with a round of drinks inside the hotel bar, further conversation led to a discussion of what exactly the clock tower was like inside, a round of investigation (or what I thought was investigative-but was carefully planned out) led us to riding up to the 42nd floor followed by a spiral staircase climb to the clock tower. After turning the corner, time felt frozen. The space was decked out in white pillar candles, the room was dimly lit with just the right amount of white flowers. I don’t think I could have designed the setting better myself. After the proposal, I was brought to the event space where the hotel hosts weddings and was surreally surprised to find that my family was waiting for me on FaceTime. My engagement was perfect. It wasn’t perfect because of the setting or the candles. It was perfect because it was us. It was our time. It was the cumulation of years of our park bench talks, all of those individual moments in time came rushing back to me that night. All of life’s little moments were packaged in one to create this new and beautiful memory.