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Danielle + Louis’ Florida Proposal

After running into this bride-to-be Danielle at countless of wedding industry events we decided to finally introduce ourselves and now I can’t get enough of her! Danielle is an insanely talented singer for “On The Move Entertainment” in Manhattan, New York and after learning more about her and her love story with Louis I knew I had to feature their proposal. Danielle has such a big heart and I could not be any more excited for them!
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DANIELLE + LOUIS
Name & your to-be Hubby’s Name:
Danielle O’Keefe + Louis DeSantis
Instagram Handle:
@singingdanielle & @louiedes24

City where you guys live:
Astoria

Engagement Spot:
Delray Beach, Florida

How long had you been together?:
6 years

How did you guys meet?:
Louis and I met out at a mutual friend’s party in NYC one night in 2009 just before I moved to LA to pursue my music career. Drunkenly making out at a bar isn’t exactly the most romantic way to begin a relationship, (and I’m sure in most cases wouldn’t amount to much) but hey, our connection was instant and we both knew it. When I got out to LA, Louis reached out to me almost immediately saying he wanted to come see me. He visited and after spending a weekend together, we knew we had to start our relationship on opposite coasts. He would fly out after work on Friday nights and take the redeye back to NYC on Monday mornings a couple times per month for about a year. ($50k in flights later….) in early 2011 I moved back to the east coast and the rest is history!!!
 
 
Engagement details:
So Louis, me, and a few friends all were in Florida for what I THOUGHT was a golf outing and charity dinner for the golf outing. I was told the dinner was going to be fancy so we all got dressed up and did our hair and makeup and left our hotel. We started walking (I was told the venue was just a few blocks from the hotel). When the 5 of us had gotten to a path near the water (which I thought was leading us into the “venue”), Louis said “come here, walk with me.”
He took out his phone and put his headphones in my ears. And that’s when I knew this day was not for golf or for charity. A song started playing and I began realizing what this day really was and started to cry.
It was a proposal song Louis wrote and recorded (he’s an unbelievable rapper and songwriter) called “What Do You Say, Best Friend?” (You can listen to it here). When the song ended I was in shock. Louis pulled me in and told me how much he loves me and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me by his side. He then grabbed the ring, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
THE KICKER: He put the ring on me and whispered in my ear “everyone we love is on that boat over there” and like clockwork, off in the distance a boat filled with my favorite faces erupted with cheering and “WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!”….
My entire family and his entire family had all been hiding in Florida since Friday waiting to celebrate with us on this huge yacht. Louis flew in my “sister” Chloe all the way from Montreal, had my grandparents in attendance, and a few other very close friends. It was perfection.
We sailed the intercoastal for 3 hours on the most beautiful sunset cruise with dinner, champagne, live music, so many photo opps, and the largest sushi boat I’ve ever seen in real life. Truly Epic.
When is/ was the wedding?:
9/30/17
Did anyone help with pulling off the proposal/how did they help?:
Louis is a one man show. He put everything into motion all on his own. Everyone helped pull it off by NOT SAYING A WORD. 
Ring details:?
Pear shaped diamond with halo and slim diamond band custom designed by Louis
Photographer:
For our engagement? Just Friends & Family! For our wedding: Judy Pak
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Xo,
B. Lo
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2 Comments

  • Reply BobbuBrowne

    Hello! Cool post, amazing!!!

    April 30, 2017 at 2:33 AM
  • Reply Sonic1980

    Adding further fuel to the rumours, images have recently surfaced that seem to show Danielle holding hands with a man reported to be British actor Greg Sulkin in the street. 

    May 4, 2017 at 10:49 PM
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