Ilana & Joshua’s Hoboken Proposal

November 10, 2021

Pier A Hoboken Night Proposal

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Joshua proposed to Ilana in this sweet Pier A Hoboken Night proposal! Joshua planned it with the perfect night skyscrapers. Read all about the day and their story here!
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How they met

“Ilana and I met through the dating app, Hinge at the end of June 2018. I had just unexpectedly moved to Hoboken from Maryland for work in February. This particular app only showed people who you had mutual friends with. Our only mutual friend was my childhood next door neighbor from Maryland, who I had not seen since highschool. It turns out, that my neighbor was dating (and now married to) one of Ilana’s closest friends from her home town. We have been officially “dating” since July 12, 2018.”
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You never know where you’ll meet your future spouse, I love reading this part!
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About their first date

Joshua: “Our first date was dinner at Ilana’s favorite Hoboken dive, Carpe Diem. We met at about 7:30 for dinner. We never ended up eating that night because we never took time to look at the menu as we were in constant conversation from the moment we sat down. By the time we realized we had not eaten and were very hungry, the kitchen had closed already. It was after 11. She let me walk her home and I knew there that she was someone special.”
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Carpe Diem is one of my favorites too, that’s so sweet that Joshua knew right from the first date!
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What they love to do together

“We love to do everything together. From traveling, day-trips, to just sitting on the couch at home watching tv or cleaning the apartment. As long as we are together, we are doing just fine.”
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Living every day life together is the best!
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Why Ilana is so special to Joshua

“Ilana is one of the most most hard working and loyal person I have met. Whether it is her friends, family, work, or me, she will always be there for support. She loves people for who they are.”
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Awwww!!
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Why Joshua choose this place to propose

“Hoboken is where our relationship started, and flourished. Our first date was at Carpe Diem. Our next couple dates were just walking up and down the waterfront. It will always hold a special place in our hearts for that. “
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I love it when my couples pick meaningful spots to propose at and the waterfront was perfect!
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That moment Joshua knew Ilana was the one

“It was our first date. As I mentioned above, we got so lost in each other that we forgot to eat dinner. I know it took her a little longer than me, but I knew it right away. ”
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Their Song

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Happy Together by The Turtles
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Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it’s only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together
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If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together
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I can’t see me lovin’ nobody but you
For all my life
When you’re with me, baby the skies’ll be blue
For all my life
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Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together
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I love this song, it’s so classic!
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About the Proposal

For this proposal, Joshua had all the family and friends in on the secret to make it super special. Of course things don’t always go as planned, Ilana ended up getting to the location super early!! Thankfully I wasn’t far behind and after rushing to the planned spot I checked my settings and told Joshua I was ready. Ilana and Joshua’s friends were already there capture the moment on video. I waved to them and we watched the moment unfold. See all the moments here:
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Group Photos

Ilana and Joshua’s friends were there and of course we had to get a few group photos 🙂
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Pier A Hoboken Night Portraits

As I mentioned, this was my first night proposal on Pier A in Hoboken so I was a bit nervous about the lighting but it turned out perfect! See all of the great night portrait photos here:
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Congratulations Ilana and Joshua on your engagement at Pier A in Hoboken!! I enjoyed getting to be there with you on this special day and getting the chance to create this beautiful night magic! Have fun with all the wedding planning!
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