She Said 'Yes': John & Michele
John & Michele
In a true Annapolitan fairytale, these two love birds met on the dock and are ready to tie the knot and sail into the sunset. Meet John & Michele.
The two met as he hopped off a boat and we imagine it was like something out of a movie or romantic novel: They're eyes locked and destiny struck... Fast forward a few years and on Christmas Eve, John took Michele back to the City Dock to propose, just before Michele's annual family Christmas Eve Brunch at McGarvey's!
In Her Words:
John and I met on the dock of Pusser's Caribbean Grille Downtown Annapolis. He arrived by boat and caught my eye immediately. It was by happen chance we were both there that day. We got to know each other for a couple months, which turned into years, which turned into our true love today.
"From day one, John has treated me like a princess and he has always showed me the utmost love and respect. His devotion to his family, friends, and our relationship is admirable. We cannot wait to start this next chapter together!" -Michele Manis
Unbeknownst to me, our proposal was on Christmas Eve. We were walking to McGarvey's where my family always has Christmas Eve brunch.
"John led me to City Dock and got down on one knee. At that very moment, our lives changed forever. John's proposal words were sentimental and romantic. I immediately said yes! We entered McGarvey's where we were greeted by family and friends to celebrate our proposal. It was truly magical and one I will never forget!" -Michele Manis
Why We Love It:
In a world where we share everything on social media, we love when a couple saves something just for themselves. John made sure he and Michele had a moment alone where he could pour his heart out, without any onlookers or listeners. Then the two got to share the moments following as a couple. We are pretty communal humans at Zachary's so we love when the families are included in some way. To top it all off, John proposed with an absolutely stunning custom engagement ring... if we do say so ourselves... ;)
My favorite part of my ring is knowing that John created the ring himself. It is truly special because it is unique to me and represents endless love.
- Michele Manis
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