Sarah and Eric first met while Eric was on a date with one of Sarah’s co-workers (Sarah and her co-worker were out having a drink, Eric and his friend John stopped by). However, Sarah forgot all about this interaction and a few years later “winked” at Eric on match.com. Despite her embarrassment when Eric pointed out that they already knew one another (and they were long time friends on Facebook), she agreed to meet for coffee anyway. So late October Sarah and Eric had their first date at Starbucks, or that’s the way Sarah puts it. Sarah would argue that Starbucks was their first date, but if you ask Eric coffee doesn’t count. Regardless, the conversation flowed easily and they talked for hours. Within 48 hours, their “official” first date was set for Halloween night at the Tap House. After a cup of coffee and lots of conversation, they both knew there was something there pretty quickly.
Eric proposed on November 9th 2012 at Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station in NYC. Eric and Sarah had visited NYC in March for a birthday celebration, and Campbell Apt. was one of their favorite places they visited. It’s a 20s-era bar – dark, intimate, and old-school cocktails. Sarah and Eric talked A LOT about getting married and at one point, as they were having a drink Eric said, “Are you sure you want to get married?” Sarah said, “Are you kidding? Of course I do.” She was thinking maybe it was going to happen….but no, the conversation switched over to something else. Then 10 or 15 minutes later Eric got down on one knee and held the ring out and said, “Will you marry me?” Sarah grabbed him and hugged/kissed him before he even got all of the words out – She didn’t verbally say “yes” at first. It all went so fast! After it happened Sarah kind of went into a happiness-induced shock a little bit. They stepped out to call their families (they knew ahead of time that it was happening) and then went back in for a celebratory drink. Sarah then stayed up ALL night because she was so excited (meanwhile, Eric snored the night away). After their engagement, they read an article that Campbell Apt. was voted the #1 Most Romantic Proposal Spot in NYC!
They say when it’s right you just know, and it’s so true. It was such a pleasure meeting Sarah and Eric. I think we could just sit in a coffee shop and talk for hours. Especially since Eric also does photography and videography we could just sit and chat about all photography stuff all day. Sarah and Eric, thank you for everything, we love you guys and best wishes!
Ceremony- St Mary’s Episcopal Church
Reception- Erie Art Museum
Dress- Bridal Beginnings
Bouquets & Centerpieces- Larese Floral Design
DJ- Kirk Dietrich
Videography- Dale Evanoff
Limo- Barnes Limo
Catering & Reception Decor- Make It Fabulous