I met Aylin and Ilker just a few weeks before their wedding day. They had a short 5-month engagement just like my husband and I did! We met over delicious home-made ice cream at the Little Cupcake Bakeshop, where I got to hear their proposal story for the first time. I just LOVE proposal stories! Ilker took Aylin to a nice place for lunch in the Meatpacking District. Then he mentioned wanting to watch the sunset by the water, and surprised her with a boat he rented!
They sailed toward the middle of the water, while admiring the sunset and its beautiful reflection on the water. Could this get anymore romantic? I'd say the gorgeous ring he pulled out of his pocket definitely increased the romance level! After Aylin said yes, Ilker took her to a rooftop lounge in the city where all of their friends and family were waiting to congratulate them! She was so surprised, and even admitted that it was one of the most amazing days of her life. :)
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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and castle weddings!