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Rockefeller Center Proposal // Emily + Eric

Rockefeller Center proposal captured by NYC proposal photographer, Karina Mekel Photography, during the holidays in NYC

Magical Rockefeller Center Proposal

This Rockefeller Center proposal gives me all the holiday feels! Eric and I came to this spot the night before his proposal, and while it wasn’t very lit up, it was quiet and beautiful. Little did we know, the next night it would be decorated with angels and lights overlooking the Saks Holiday Light Show and make for such a magical proposal! Emily said yes!!

NYC proposal photographer Karina Mekel captures Rockefeller Center proposal during the holidays in NYC
Holiday proposal at Rockefeller Center, surprise proposal
Best NYC proposal spot is Rockefeller Center during the holidays, captured by NYC wedding photographer Karina Mekel
Surprise proposal at Rockefeller Center during Christmas
Engaged couple kisses at Rockefeller Center

How He Asked

Rockefeller Center is truly the center of the holidays in New York City. On the night of Eric’s proposal to Emily, there was a huge crowd taking photos! Eric led Emily to the spot he had selected for their perfect NYC holiday proposal. They asked a stranger for a quick photo, and I snapped one from the crowd as well! After Emily got her cell phone back from the kind stranger, she looked up from checking the photo to see Eric down on one knee! Emily was sooo surprised! She excitedly said yes and they shared the sweetest kiss! And look at that ring! Eric did good, right??

NYC proposal at Rockefeller Center
Perfect NYC proposal captured by Karina Mekel Photography, best NYC proposal photographer
Romantic Rockefeller Center proposal captured by NYC wedding photographer, Karina Mekel

Capturing the Proposal

I know Emily from our time together at Brooklyn College! We met in a Genetics class and found ourselves in the same circle of friends very quickly. On the day of the proposal, I put a big hat on my head covering all of my hair and a scarf around half my face so she wouldn’t recognize me! I’m sooo happy I could have been there and was one of the first to know after their families, who Eric had told beforehand!

Joyful couple gets engaged at Rockefeller Center in NYC
NYC winter proposal
Holiday proposal in NYC

Planning the Perfect NYC Proposal

Eric did such an amazing job planning his proposal to Emily. He asked me to meet at Rockefeller Center the night before to help choose the perfect spot! He said all the sweetest things about her and I was so happy to play a part in capturing their love story! Eric proposed on his own birthday, just before Christmas. It was the perfect plan since Eric knew they’d be going out to celebrate and Emily would be dressed up! She, of course, always looks amazing and stylish!

Holiday love in Rockefeller Center
Perfect holiday proposal at Rockefeller Center captured by NYC wedding photographer Karina Mekel
Rockefeller Center proposal captured by Karina Mekel, best NYC proposal photographer, in front of Rockefeller tree

Sweetest Love Story

Emily and Eric have been together for over 10 years! You could say this was a long time coming! Emily is a nurse and super sweet. Eric is so wonderful and I couldn’t be happier that they are spending the rest of their lives together!

Happy couple engaged at Rockefeller Center
NYC proposal during holidays
Best Rockefeller Center proposal photographer, Karina Mekel

Romantic Rockefeller Center Proposal

I loved every moment of Emily and Eric’s holiday proposal! Rockefeller Center is one of my favorite places to propose in NYC, especially during the holidays! The twinkling lights are so romantic and there’s so much joy in the air. You can even propose right on the ice rink! Eric, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your perfect NYC proposal to Emily! I am so thrilled for you both and can’t wait to continue capturing your joyful love story!

Beautiful couple during Rockefeller Center proposal captured by best NYC proposal photographer, Karina Mekel

Excited to see more of Emily and Eric’s love story? I shared my favorite photos from their Central Park engagement session! And if you’re looking for more NYC proposal ideas, check out Alison and Geoff’s sweet Central Park proposal or click here to get in touch and I can help you plan and capture the big moment!

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.





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