Chris and Becky’s Engagement at Wagner Cove in Central Park

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Chris contacted me asking for some help with his marriage proposal to Becky for their New York vacation in early December of last year.  The British couple were visiting the city together and Chris decided that it would be a great time to propose.

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He initially considered making his proposal on Bow Bridge.  From there, the view of the Lake with the trees and the buildings behind them is spectacular.  It is not very private though.  Some couples are happy for the attention, or even oblivious to it.  But, for those who want some privacy I would not recommend proposing on Bow Bridge.  Keep in mind that you can always take posed photographs there later on, though.

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After some discussion, he chose Wagner Cove in Central Park as the ideal spot to pop the question.  He had considered also having an acoustic musician nearby playing some music he would choose, but in the end he decided not to, to keep the budget down.

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The couple had booked the trip without too much notice to spare, kind of on the spur of the moment.  So, we planned all this in the week running up to the weekend when he proposed.  We sorted it all out in a matter of days.

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I ordered a bouquet of fuchsia and white lilies for Becky, her favorite flowers.  We decided that the best way to present these would be for Chris to ask Becky to marry him, and then after she had said yes, the photographer would make herself known and then give her the bouquet.

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The couple went for lunch at a restaurant nearby, then for a walk in Central Park afterwards.  I had given Chris a map of Central Park, with his route mapped out, and I had exchanged photographs of the couple and the photographer so they would both know who to be on the lookout for.

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Our photographer waited at the top of the steps to Wagner Cove, hanging out, casually taking photos of the area.  Then she sneaked down the steps after them and, when Chris got down on knee inside the rustic wooden structure of Wagner Cove, our photographer captured some photos.  After that, they took some posed photos around Wagner Cove, on Bow Bridge and on Bethesda Terrace.

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3 Responses to Chris and Becky’s Engagement at Wagner Cove in Central Park

  1. Such a sweet engagement story! I am a sucker for a Groom who plans a proposal in detail – photographer and all!

  2. Simona says:

    What a sweet story! I wish the couple all the best and hope they will find their happily ever after together. 🙂

  3. Awesome capture! And I just love her jacket 🙂

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