When Ryan asked Ayana to be his wife, he really went all out. With the help of a proposal planner, he tricked her into thinking she was going to his office holiday party but instead she arrived to the sweetest surprise proposal ever. See how it all went down.
A Beautiful Surprise
When grad student Ayana showed up to the W hotel in New York City, she thought she was meeting her boyfriend Ryan at his office holiday party. He told her to meet him upstairs in the company room, but when she walked in, the party was all about her. Patrick proposed in style and hired a photographer to catch the whole thing on camera. See the sweet photos, now.
With help from New York City-based wedding planner Fallon Carter and her team, Patrick pulled off the perfect proposal without a hitch. The plan: To lure Ayana to the W Hotel in New York City and have all the details ready to go and photographed before she arrived.
“Funny thing is, I never wanted a diamond ring until he took me to the jewelry store,” says Ayana. “After that, I dreamt of a Tacori diamond ring (the one he got me) but it seemed far-fetched. I couldn’t knowingly expect something that expensive that’s only purpose is being a shiny thing on my finger.” Patrick came through just the same.
A shocked and confused Ayana makes her way into the room. “I didn’t see the ring at first and his words I don’t remember,” she says. “I responded to the amount of love I felt through his energy with a yes.”
“I thought he was joking,” Ayana explains. “I was honestly so surprised. I thought to myself that it was strange that I wasn’t balling my eyes out, but then I thought, damn if I do cry, I’ll ruin my makeup.”
“We get along really well with each other’s parents,” says Ayana. “When he lived in Indiana, I would spend my weekends at his parents’ house, and now that I’m in California, he spends his weekends at my parents’ house. “