New York City elopements never get old, let's be honest. We love the quiet moments, shared during these intimate ceremonies, with the couple's closest friends & family. Priyanca Rao doesn't disappoint with plenty sweet moments and unique details! These grooms are timeless & oh-so-lovely! We asked Dennis to tell us about the proposal!
"It’s our time. From the moment we first met, we never left each other’s sides. He has been a part of me, and I, a part of him since that first fateful night. It always seemed to be a natural fit. If you would have asked me six months ago, “will you ever get married?” I would have said, “nah…why the need?” or, “we’re just not the marrying-type." However on May 1, 2014, while on vacation in Sedona, Arizona, I popped ‘the question’ under a starry night. I had been working up the nerve for about a month to get on my knees and propose. As soon as we returned back to the resort room, he sat me down and told me, “You beat me to it. I was going to ask you to marry me tomorrow while we were at the river." Our timing was impeccable - I guess it was just meant to be. We had no idea what to do to get married and we didn’t want to wait a couple years to get married, since we couldn’t get married in our home state of Florida. So, ‘how’ and ‘where’ were the only questions left to be answered. The ‘when’ was easy; we decided on the June 21st, the Summer Solstice and longest and most energetic day of the year. Over the following weeks, we decided on the ‘where’; Central Park in New York City. The perfect location for a gay wedding. We then secured a wonderful officiant, Peter Boruchowitz, and found the most amazing photographer, Priyanca Rao! My husband-to-be already had an idea of wedding rings by David Yurman and I absolutely loved them! As I was working in London right up to our wedding day, I flew directly to New York City that Thursday before, while Mark flew up with our closest friends from West Palm Beach to meet me. Our wedding day was the most amazing and beautiful day in NYC and Central Park. We couldn't have asked for more. We were married at the Ladies Pavilion at 1pm in Central Park and celebrated the moment with a quick dance. This August will be the 22nd year since we first met. It’s been 22 years in the making. It’s about time. It’s our time. It was always meant to be. And, yes, it does matter."