Dr. Olivia Janssen was clear that she didn’t need a public proposal. So when Andrew Perra received down on one knee, he knew he needed to get inventive.
When the couple vacationed on Panarea, an island north off the coast of Sicily, Italy, in the summertime of 2019 and located a distant hike, Mr. Perra knew it was the proper second. “He had recently bought a drone, and so we were taking pictures and kind of exploring this really beautiful view,” Dr. Janssen stated. “And with the drone up in the air, he angled it so we were both in view. I was kind of posing for a picture. I was getting ready to smile for the picture. I turned around and he was down on one knee.”
Although the proposal was non-public, the second is now saved without end on video. “It was just us two, it was very planned on his end, and a very big surprise on my end,” Dr. Janssen stated.
The pair’s love story started in 2009, when mutual buddies introduced them collectively. “My best friend from high school used to date his best friend from high school, so we would get together as a group,” Dr. Janssen stated. They noticed one another on and off for his or her senior years of school, however when their buddies broke up, they misplaced contact.
Mr. Perra, an funding banker at Deutsche Bank, graduated from Emory University. Dr. Janssen earned her bachelor’s on the State University of New York College at Geneseo and earned her medical diploma at The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is beginning work this summer time as an attending neonatologist at Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Northwell Health in Glen Oaks, Queens.
It wasn’t till 2016 that the couple reconnected on the courting app Bumble and their relationship started to get severe. “I love that both our strengths and imperfections overlap in such a weirdly perfect way, that we really pick up the pieces for each other,” Mr. Perra stated. “And I think that together the sum is so much stronger than the parts with us.”
On June 19, 2021, precisely two years and in the future after the proposal, the couple had been married on the Greenhouse at Audrey’s Farmhouse in Wallkill, N.Y., surrounded by 90 of their family and friends members. The ceremony was officiated by the groom’s mom, Deborah Simon, who grew to become a Universal Life Church minister for the occasion.
“We fortunately really got almost exactly the wedding that we originally planned,” Dr. Janssen stated. “We decided that we were going to do this date no matter what; whether it was just us and our parents or whether it was our friends and family.”
The couple not too long ago moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and are trying ahead to exploring the neighborhood and their upcoming honeymoon within the Faroe Islands, situated halfway between Iceland and Scotland. “I am excited to wake up and have that true connection and that true partnership every single day,” stated the bride.
The groom stated, “I think it’s really nice to truly feel that level of commitment and that we’re building this life and we’re really bridging to what’s next.”