My girlfriend and I spent our second anniversary on December 3rd, 2007 waiting in the cold for Serendipity 3 to open. The film was one of our favorite movies, so it was worth waiting in line for the first sip. We spent the day wandering around New York City taking pictures. As the daylight began to fade and the city lights came to life, we ventured to Central Park for ice skating. It was here that I was planned to propose in the middle of the rink with people of all ages around us gliding their little hearts out.
Unfortunately, the staff wouldn't let me bring a bag or a camera out into the rink with me! This posed a quagmire in my plans. I was frantically thinking about the next possible staging of the proposal. We unlaced our skates and started walking toward the top of the bridge overlooking the ice rink. Listening to the joyful laughter of the skaters, I asked her one last time, "Do you know what time it is?"
"I know! I know!" she said as she began to smile and pose for the picture. Instead of reaching for my camera this time, I reached for a blue velvet box. Inside was white satin. Sitting on top of the white satin was a real egg I hollowed-out with a two windows, re-creating Cinderella's carriage. The egg was adorned with at least 500 Swarovski rhinestones. As you look through the delicate windows, a solitaire ring gleamed against the city lights awaiting these special words: "Will you marry me?"