I told Payal I was getting an award from the City of Philadelphia so we had to dress up for the award ceremony. I picked her up from her house and dropped her to my friend’s house who is a fashion designer, Amy Devan (Naveda Couture). My other friend who is a hair & make-up artist, Payal Patel (Payal MUA) was also there to glam her up. After she got ready, we headed out into the city and were going to make one stop by city hall to take a quick picture with photographer friends who happened to be in the city. After we took a picture the photographer suggested we find a better location on a rooftop (and suggested Evo Philly rooftop), the place my girlfriend used to live. Little did Payal know but on the rooftop was world-acclaimed acapella group, Penn Masala who sang as we walked out. Slowly, after we started to slow dance, 60 of our friends and family members came out of the building for the big moment. I got down on one knee and the rest is history. Yes, she was completely surprised!

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