Jenna & Jeremy first met in the most formal of ways: A handshake in the lobby of the office they worked in. Once the ice broke (it was frozen solid for quite awhile), the two instantly became good friends, bonding over their love for house music, skinny jeans and New York's culinary scene. It was soon thereafter they had their first date: An impromptu late-night meal at a fancy establishment known as the Moonstruck Diner. They shared pancakes, french fries and most importantly, great conversation. It was clear at that moment they had something special, and their friendship quickly and frictionlessly turned into a more serious relationship. In 2016, Jenna moved into Jeremy’s average apartment and immediately turned it into a suite at the Ritz-Carlton. Living together––outside of the inhabitance of a third rodential roommate, who we’ll call Mickey––was wonderful, but there was one more important step to be taken:
Jenna woke up the morning of August 25th, 2018 as she normally did: Way, way, way before Jeremy. While Jeremy snoozed, Jenna took an impossibly difficult Barry's boot camp class. Once Jenna arrived back at the apartment, the two shared some brunch (let’s call it pancakes and french fries for symbolism’s sake) and made their way towards midtown to see a new musical called “Come From Away”. The play was excellent! Jeremy couldn’t stop tapping his feet, but not because he was dancing along to the music; no, you see, Jeremy was nervous. He was nervous because he knew a major surprise was waiting for Jenna that would change the course of their relationship as they knew it.
Once the play ended, Jenna asked Jeremy if he’d like to take a walk in Central Park* given the beautiful weather outside. Knowing the timing had to be perfect, Jeremy immediately declined and came up with a ridiculous-yet-believable excuse that need not be published online. Jenna obliged. When they arrived outside their apartment building, Jenna went to walk into the lobby but was immediately halted by Jeremy. “There’s one more thing**”, he said. He looked her in the eyes and said “Yes, this is happening”. It was at this point he got down on one knee and proposed to the love of his life (and her water bottle, which made its way into the lovely proposal pictures). The two spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with friends and family, and the rest as they say, is history.
*If Jeremy had known she was going to ask this, he wouldn’t have planned a proposal on a sidewalk in front of his apartment building. But he was worried a walk in the park would have been too obvious.
**”One more thing” implies there were many things before this, which of course there were not. The phrasing initially led Jenna to think something was wrong, and Jeremy regrets using it to this day.
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