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Ariel Moses & Marshall Weinstein
“I’d been dating my now-husband for four years when he surprised me with an engagement that, honestly, nothing could have prepared me for. Marshall is a well-connected DJ and music manager. One of his clients is STK restaurants. I thought we were meeting his parents for dinner; he showed up late and left me in the booth to go check our coats.
"Turns out, he had coordinated a surprise a cappella proposal at STK Midtown, where singers, posing as waitstaff, started to belt out a medley of my favorite songs [and] our songs together to me in a packed restaurant. (I’m a true musical-theater and Glee enthusiast.) This happened right before they led me to Marshall on bended knee.
"Once he proposed, 70 of our closest friends and family burst from a back room where they’d been watching through tinted glass. I was in such shock — it was unbelievable. I even told the singers they were at the wrong table at first, because I had no idea what was going on! It apparently took months of planning, finding, and hiring the right a cappella group, figuring out the medley of songs, timing everything, hiring dancers, getting everyone to fly in, and, most importantly — getting everyone we knew to keep a secret from me the entire time.”