Our Engagement

First they met…

Hilary and Anthony met at the East Village’s Around the Clock diner in 2004 while they were both getting music degrees (Composition for Anthony and Clarinet Performance for Hilary) at NYU. After being best friends for years, they started dating in 2009.


What a good-looking couple.

Then they got engaged!

Anthony proposed to Hilary on May 10, 2014, in the middle of a thunderstorm. He took her completely by surprise and proposed just outside of where they first met, getting on one knee on the sidewalk in the pouring rain. They even got a round of applause from patrons of the restaurant when she said yes!


Seconds after they got engaged – Hilary still doesn’t quite know what hit her.


Showing off the brand-new ring!

Anthony then made a perfect day even better with a huge bouquet of beautiful flowers, drinks at Employees Only in the West Village, and a fantastic dinner at Nobu.


Flowers hand-picked by Anthony.


Dinner at Nobu to close out a beautiful day.

And then…

They were married on their sixth anniversary, June 22, 2015, in Paris, France. Despite speaking only un peu de français they had a fantastic “planned elopement” in the presence of their parents, siblings, and best friends.