How He Proposed

The Engagement

A proposal in the park… We were planning a staycation at the Chicago Athletic Association in downtown Chicago. We had stayed there a year ago and started to make a tradition out of it. After checking our bags at the front desk, we grabbed coffee and tea and set out to go ice skating at Maggie Daley Park on an unseasonably warm winter day. Lovely, right? Well…
As we strolled through Millennium Park, we reached a spot where the sidewalk split in two directions. Will became insistent that the way to the ice skating rink was one direction (where he planned to propose and a photographer was waiting to capture it), while Steph knew it was shorter to go the other way. We began to argue about which way to go and continued to argue as we started walking in opposite directions until Steph finally threw up her arms, exclaiming, “you’re being ridiculous!” before begrudgingly following him.
Little did she know, one minute later Will would be on his knee! And there he was, on his knee in a secluded garden in Millennium Park, a spot where our old office, the place that we met, sat in the immediate background. After we exchanged a few sweet, sentimental words, Steph cried, said “yes!”
Proposal photography provided by Justin Capadocia.
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