After reluctantly trekking across town to a Manhattan bar for a friend’s birthday, Michael became mesmerized when he noticed Julie laughing across the room. The two were introduced and talked nonstop for the rest of the night. After nearly eight years together, Julie woke up one morning to find Michael looking at her. He snuggled close and started whispering to her about when they’d met. The Bride Julie Marx, 28, a freelance film editor The Groom Michael Silverstein, 29, a director of operations The Date December 21 When Julie turned to reply, Michael stood on the bed, got down on one knee and proposed. An hour later, loved ones made them king and queen for the day by giving them homemade capes and crowns.