You know those proposal stories that sort of leave you speechless?  Those stories that are so incredibly thoughtful + beautiful, it’s like a fairytale is literally coming to life in every last amazing moment?  This is one of those proposals.  A surprise journey to the Big Apple meets a gorgeous candle-lit backdrop meets two people who are so in love, it’s seriously bursting from every last mesmerizing second captured by Amy Rizzuto Photography.  See them all here in the full gallery.

From Amy RizzutoGet your tissues ready, because Mark and Kelly’s NYC surprise candlelight proposal is a tear jerker… in the best possible way! When Mark told Kelly to pack her bags for a surprise trip, she couldn’t wait! Once they reached the airport, Mark revealed that he and Kelly would be flying first class to New York City! This was just the beginning of an incredible fairytale weekend for this sweet couple from London. Check out their full story below for all the heartfelt details.

From Mark + Kelly… A warm breeze slipped through an open window, rustling softly through Kellys hair. Even though she was blindfolded, she could smell the richness of candles burning all around her. As her boyfriend of 6 1/2 years lead her into their NYC suite, a feeling of giddiness and anticipation completely overwhelmed her.

Mark couldn’t believe the moment was finally here! He placed Kelly in front of the beautiful scene he had so carefully planned, making his way over to the iPod dock. As music from his Saturday Night play list filled the room, Mark punched in a four digit code and pulled two items out of the safe. Excitement building, he finally walked over to Kelly and removed the blindfold.

The scene that filled Kelly’s eyes took her breath away. In front of her lay hundreds of candles, a table filled with her favorite flowers, and a single book created just for her. Kelly sat down and started to read. In her hands she held a love story, her love story. Tiny tears of happiness found their way to the corners of her eyes as she absorbed the heartfelt words Mark had written. Just before Kelly reached the final page, Mark took her by the hands and told her how much he loved her. A small gasp escaped Kelly’s lips as Mark got down on one knee and pulled out an engagement ring! As the man of her dreams asked her to marry him, Kelly threw her arms around him and said YES! Slipping on the ring he had hand-crafted just for her, Mark smiled. Softly kissing Kelly’s hand, he felt like the luckiest man in the world.

Photographer: Amy Rizzuto Photography | Coordinator: Michelle Walder | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Engagement Ring: Graff Diamonds | Venue: Nomad Hotel