No matter how many special moments I see march through the pages of SMP, I’ll always turn to mush at a proposal. It’s that magical moment where giddiness can’t be contained, and this one…well, it all took place in a photo booth. Read on for the full story and don’t miss g.chung photography’s captures right here!

From the Bride.. Eddie proposed to me inside a photo booth at the Ace Hotel in midtown NYC a few days before our 5-year anniversary. He found out the night before the photo booth was broken (Ace Hotel had the lights on inside the booth for him!), but always resourceful, he taped up his iPhone onto the screen to record the entire proposal instead. He presented me with a beautiful hand-made scrapbook complete with pop-up photos of us and stories about how he will be there for me no matter what walks of life, and an envelope, on which he wrote “will you marry me, my love?” at the end with the ring. I cried the entire time and said yes to the man I love.

When we stepped out of the photo booth, our siblings and some of our closest friends based in NY, DC, and Boston surprised me. That was an unforgettable moment. I felt incredibly lucky to share our special day with our loved ones. It felt like a sneak peak into what our wedding was going to be like. One of my bridesmaids and a talented photographer, Grace took the bus down from Boston that morning and took these beautiful photos to record the whole thing. My sister-in-law brought custom-made E&E (after our initials) Georgetown Cupcakes and took us to Vucciria (which I’m sad to say no longer exists) in Hell’s Kitchen for a celebratory dinner. The celebration continued with more friends at the Press Lounge on top of the Ink48 Hotel. It was quite a memorable day for all and I am now happily married to Eddie.

Photography: Grace Chung of g.chung photography | Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake | Cocktail Location: Press Lounge, Ink 48 Hotel, NYC | Dinner Venue: Vucciria | Hotel: Ace Hotel