Gabrielle & Michael in Montauk, NY
Michael says on the first day of his new job, he walked into the office and found the woman he was meant to be with, it just took a while to convince her of it. Meanwhile, when Gabrielle first met Michael, he annoyed her. After several attempts to talk to her and many months of traveling together for work, Gabrielle was still annoyed with Michael as he became smitten with her. But, a company outing to Montauk changed everything. Aware that Gabrielle had never seen a sunrise, Michael woke her at 5 a.m. to watch the morning begin -- it took lots of convincing! Afterwards, Gabrielle says the gesture earned him “a brownie point.”
The Bride Gabrielle Aronas, a senior marketing manager
The Groom Michael Hernández, a community outreach manager
The Date September 19
Six years of dating later, while on a trip to Vancouver, the two rented bicycles to ride around Stanley Park. After Gabrielle climbed a tree for a photo op, Michael proposed with the ring he had custom made.
- Amy Frye