Tell us about the most obscure, romantic or creative marriage proposal and where it occurred. Our proposal was on the ferry ride across to visit the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island. We boarded the ferry on Memorial Day packed with several thousand people onboard. It was very crowded so I suggested to my girlfriend, now my wife, that she wait below and that I’ll go and see if there was any room to sit down up above.
I walked up to the bridge and asked the Captain if I could use the onboard loudspeaker/ mic. to propose. I said, I had requested permission via a fax that I had sent several weeks in advance. The Captain, radioed back to operations asking if they had seen such a fax. Of course they didn’t have one but stated, you’re the Captain, it’s up to you! The Captain looked at me and said, “if you want to make an ass of yourself in front of thousands of people, I’ll help you, so standby.” As he approached the Statue of Liberty, he slowed the engines so that you could hear a pin drop and then announced, will Elizabeth… please standby for a message. She immediately thought that I was lost on the boat… Then her heart began to race as I began to speak. My message was quite simple as I said, "a few years ago, I met my best friend. We had a Harry met Sally type of relationship, we were friends first. About a year ago, we began dating and it has been the best year of my life. Elizabeth, I want to spend Forever and a Day with you, will you marry me? The crowd clapped and as I went to find her below, they all asked, what did she say, what did she say. Of course, I didn’t know since I was in the bridge and she was below deck. Well she said yes and the rest is history. We’ve been married for more than 20 years now.