Clear Cut Couples: Emily and Anthony

Emily and Anthony met at a swimming hole in the Catskill Mountains where they are both from. It was the summer of 2012, Emily was having a friend take a picture of her holding a cute puppy and Anthony came up and stood behind her to try and get in her picture. You could tell he was trying to make an effort to talk to her and she wasn’t mad about it! She was then very interested in finding out more about this guy.

Their first date feels like a lifetime ago! From what Emily can remember, Anthony picked her up from her parents house and brought her to dinner and a movie. It was a pretty normal first date but she can remember that she was so nervous before he picked her up, but they ended up having so much fun and she knew he was something special and someone she wanted in her life! The rest is history! They have been together for 9 years, since she was 18 and he was 20!

They have been together for so long and have basically grown up together. There are so many memories and special life moments that they got to enjoy together as a couple. They have traveled cross country in an RV where they stopped at many places and cities along the way and got to see a lot of the country. It was very special to get to visit places together where they both have never been to. They’ve taken many trips to Florida. One trip to FL he surprised her with a helicopter ride over Orlando and all the Disney Parks which was such a cool experience! Some other very special highlights of their relationship was purchasing their first home 4 years ago and welcoming home their French Bulldog Maverick 2 years ago, who is an absolute love and joy of both of their lives!

The proposal took place on Sunday February 6th 2022. It was a beautiful day in the town that they live in (Hunter, NY) and they had an ice storm a few days earlier so there were icicles still on all the tree branches. He told her that he wanted them to ride the snowmobile to this spot that they have been to before so they could take pictures for Valentine’s Day coming up. So she thought that’s all that was happening. When they got up to the spot he set up his camera to take pictures and next thing she knew, he was down on one knee asking her to marry him! She was speechless in the best way. And she said YES!

She was surprised when he proposed. She said, “I had an idea that it would be happening within the next few months but not when it did! It was perfect in every way! The way Anthony planned it, so simple and effortless. The spot he took us to was so special, it being less than a mile from our home and the view is BEAUTIFUL!! And the ring…the ring is absolutely gorgeous!!”

They are loving being engaged and as for their wedding, they know that they want to get married next year in 2023 and have a wedding near where they live, up in the mountains celebrating with their families and closest friends. Congrats you two! We are SO happy for you!