Saja: How did you meet?
Ali: We met at church
Saja: How did he propose?
Ali: Sean planned an entire adventure day around the city (beginning at 5:30AM). We got on our bikes and began by crossing into Brooklyn to our favorite coffee shop (Ted & Honey). Then we went back to Manhattan and biked up to central park where we walked down lovers lane as well as spent some time in my favorite wing of the MET. We then biked back to the west village to a German Beer Garden (Laderhosen). Finally we ended up on my rooftop with iced coffees in hand. Throughout the day, Sean was taking pictures of us on his new Polaroid camera. He had over the past few months written 5 different letters to me about the life he wanted to commit to together - a life of: stillness, generosity, gratitude, adventure and curiosity. In each letter, he had placed Polaroid pics from the day's adventure which connected to each. Then, he said that none of this mattered without love and faithfulness. He then got out a ring and proposed...
Ali: The Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard - we had to get married on a rooftop. In the midst of the crazy city we call home, rooftops offer a respite as well as a moment of stillness to reflect and appreciate the life's beauty and simplicity.
Saja: What was your favorite part of the day?
Ali: We had a single banquet table with our 86 guests. The best part of the day was sitting at the end of the table with Sean, sunshine on our backs, and looking down the line of the incredible friends and family who were with us.
Saja: Is there anything you can point out in the photos that we might not have noticed?
Ali: I loved how easy going the dress was - it was elegant, but it also held up when Sean and I climbed up a water tower and road away on our tandem bike!