We first met at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We are both involved in their young patron program, and it was a walkthrough for René Magritte. We hit it off and said we'd see each other next week at the New Photography walkthrough and maybe get dinner after. We saw each other the following Tuesday, chatted through the whole walkthrough and had dinner at ABC Cocina afterward. We had a few martinis and decided we wanted to keep hanging out, so naturally, we went to a midnight showing for Thor: The Dark World (maybe the worst Marvel movie). Alex loved it. Dianna slept. Nothing has changed since :)
The proposal was a surprise, but the room was familiar since we met only steps away. Dianna thought she was going for a meeting with MoMA trustees and was not expecting to see Alex standing in the gallery instead. After he proposed, we celebrated with friends who were waiting eagerly downstairs at The Modern. We flew out to Los Angeles the following morning. It was fun to party with all of our friends and family on the west coast all weekend long. We haven't stopped celebrating yet!
The postponement was difficult. At the time I think we, like many, were dealing with a variety of feelings and uncertainties, but the memory that we'll have from that moment is that we acted decisively and we acted together. We never expected our engagement to last this long, and we couldn't have predicted the journey that we would take, literally and figuratively, in the interim. It has been a time for tremendous growth, both individually and as a unit. And now, a full two (and nearly a half) years from the proposal, we're excited to finally celebrate being married.