{Alexandra & Brendan} Tying the “Shoe”

Ever since Jim Halpert’s fake proposal on The Office the thought of a surprise proposal has always captivated me. Sometimes the most sincere moments come when you are just enjoying the moment. Be it simple or complex,the planning that goes into a proposal is nerve racking and well worth the effort.

From the Bride to be:


In January 2010, Brendan and I signed up for Match.com. Both single and living in NYC, we were equally hesitant about joining and satisfied with the fact that, if nothing else, we’d have a few funny stories to tell.  Unbeknownst to us, less than a week into the whole online dating scene, we were each other’s first date. Brendan showed up at my teeny, tiny apartment on the Upper West Side one sunny Saturday afternoon with a plan to walk to a local wine bar. Ironically, we were both wearing cowboy boots that day. After four hours of good conversation and great laughter, we both agreed that date number one would not be our last. Two and a half years later, we were out on a run along the Long Island Sound in CT. Brendan stopped to “tie” his shoe, so I figured “hey, I better tie mine, too”. Eventually, I turned around to find him still down on one knee. That’s when he pulled out the most gorgeous ring from behind his back, said some incredibly thoughtful words, and asked me to marry him. I screamed “yes” and we were engaged! I am so excited to be marrying my best friend on May 31, 2013 in Long Beach Island, NJ. To honor and celebrate our first city, our lucky cowboy boots, and our upcoming marriage, we took engagement photos in Central Park. (Photography by Ann Coen of Ann Coen Photography)

The Office: Season 4

Alexandra – “I’m so glad Brendan did more than just tie his shoe.”

Comments 3

  1. So happy for the two of you!! And, I love these pictures along with those on your wedding website – such a lovely, happy couple:)! I am really looking forward to your big event on LBI.

    Wishes for every happiness,
    Patty Boettcher

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