I totally love DUMBO. It is such a different world from the neighborhood I live in in Brooklyn. I love the cobblestone streets, the amazing view of Manhattan, and I have great memories of having picnics while watching movies in the park. When Ariana, Michael and I were trying to select a location for their engagement shoot, DUMBO was an obvious choice.
Ariana is Greek. So when Michael proposed, he had Ariana's sister make a sign that said "Will you marry me?" in Greek. Since the sign was in Greek, Ariana answered in Greek. The word for yes in Greek is "Ναι," which sounds a lot like no in English... If she hadn't had a big grin on her face, it sounds like Michael could have been very confused!
Ariana works at the Bronx Zoo, so we decided to incorporate some animals into our shoot. Isn't her engagement ring beautiful? It was Michael's grandmother's ring.
Congratulations Ariana & Michael!