Mike was Maria’s brother Michael’s best friend ever since they were 16 years old. Years passed and her brother chose Mike to be his best man at his wedding. Maria said, “The day of my brother’s wedding our eyes met. Mike actually asked for my brother’s permission to ask me out on a date!”
Their first date was at a Yankees game on July 22, 2011 in Staten Island. It didn’t take long for the two to realize this was it! Not even a month later they said, “I love you” to one another.
Maria’s parents own a house upstate and it was like any other summer morning (July 5, 2014) where Mike would wake her up at 8 am and they would go for a nice walk to a farm a couple of miles down the road. At this particular farm there is a platform where they always walked up to look over the farm to take a little break before heading back to the house. As soon as they got to the farm Mike was eager to show her something on the platform they always sit on. Once Maria walked up to him he was standing by a burlap sign tied to two tree branches behind the ledge they sit on and it read “Maria will you marry me?” Being that it was 8:30 am, Maria was in complete shock and had no clue he had planned this whole proposal with her brother and younger sister. Mike came from behind the ledge got down on one knee and then asked her the big question!
Congratulations Maria & Michael and thank you for sharing your story with us!
Wedding Date- 12-13-14. Maria said this was the chosen date, “So Mike would ALWAYS remember our anniversary ;).”
Venue – Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)
DJ – Dancetime Entertainment
Flowers – Jerome Flowers
Limousine – Silver Star Limousine
Dress – Yaki Ravid