Ashley and Brendan got engaged in Brooklyn at the start of the pandemic. While they were out for a walk with their beautiful dog, Brendan took a knee. Popping the question on the New York City skyline, Ashley was completely surprised. After the reveal, the couple celebrated with a fun and quick photo shoot in Domino Park, Brooklyn. Afterward, the two marked the occasion with an engagement brunch. Ashley’s reactions in both receiving the ring and FaceTiming family and friends is just priceless.
How did you meet?
Brendan and Ashley met as freshman at Fordham University. They met the first week of Freshman year since the lived in the same dorm. It was a quick hello and they didn’t speak much during the first semester. That all changed after Christmas break, when they met again at a popular college hangout spot one night. They’ve been laughing, dancing, and enjoying each others company ever since!
What is your proposal story?
On a cool but beautifully sunny, morning on March 14th, Ashley thought the couple was bringing their pup Oakland on a walk by the Brooklyn waterfront before brunch with friends. Little did she know Brendan had a surprise planned as soon as the couple got to the water! But the surprises didn’t end there. When the couple got back to their apartment, Ashley was greeted by a small group of loved ones. Brendan had one more trick up his sleeve before the night was over. When their family “went home” the couple headed to one of their favorite spots for a drink, but were surprised by not only their family again, but all their closest friends. It was an incredible day and night and fortunately the day before NYC shut down for COVID quarantine protocols. #pandemicproposal
Tell us about the ring/band.
Ashley’s ring has gold band and a single oval diamond stone ring from Brilliant Earth called the Elodie.
Tell us about your engagement shoot outfits and accessories.
Ashley wore a dress from Anthropologie, Patagonia puffer and all birds sneakers-which she changed into from booties to go on the walk with our pup. Brendan was wearing jeans and a puffer jacket. We were joined by Ashley’s sister Allie and the best boy Oakland!
Have you started planning your wedding? What is your wedding date?
Yes! We’re getting married August 28th at The View at Battery Park