Wooster Square, New Haven, CT
Anthony and Ryan met through mutual friends at Boston University. Three and a half years later, Anthony was studying at Yale to get his PhD while Ryan lived in Washington, DC, in an apartment next to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. “Each week, Ryan sent me a new postcard highlighting different animals at the zoo," Anthony says. “One weekend in September, after dating for about three and a half years, I was visiting him. He brought me to the zoo and proposed to me in front of the gray wolf exhibit.” Afterward, they grabbed hot dogs and picked out rings together, which they wore on their right hands until their wedding day. The ring: Tiffany & Co.