Marriage Proposals by Mike

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Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (5)

As 2015 draws to a close in just a few hours EST I wanted to give thanks to all my couples who got engaged this year using me as the soundtrack to their engagements.  It was a great year, meaning I had more engagements than in 2014.  And for that i'm truly thankful.  I'm also thankful for meeting head on some of the technical and ancillary challenges that were posed to me.  I performed in 2 weather extremes, 100 degree heat as well as polar vortex, sub-zero cold temps. ...

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Holiday Proposals

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

And just like that we are on the precipice of the holidays 2015.  Man the year flew by didn't it.  In just a few short weeks we've got the Thanksgiving holiday and then springing right into the full holiday hustle.  For so many this is the time of year when they start thinking about engagement rings and asking the all-important question of a lifetime.  Once the ring is purchased thoughts turn to, okay how'm I going to do this?  How am I going to propose to this woman ...

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Posted on October 19, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I was at the beach in Old Greenwich with my son for the Columbus Day holiday when we ran into some friends.  My friend's daughter saw my GoPro sitting in the car and cooed at how she desperately wanted to get one.  This made me think that this genius device might be the next greatest thing to hit the market since the smart phone if all the millennials are talking about how they want to get one.  We've had a GoPro Hero 4 since last year when my wife's boss gave us one as a holid...

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Marriage Proposals By Mike on the radio

Posted on October 19, 2015 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Internet radio that is.  I was pleased and honored to be a guest on the "Don't Give Up Your Daydream" segment on Storyteller's Campfire radio, hosted by my friend and former colleague @johnnuckel #rectorstserieswriter.  Wonderful experience. John and I knew each other in previous professional lives.  He thought of me when considering guests to have on his show.  We talked music, creativity, role models and influences an...

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Plan B

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I would imagine that for most people when they are thinking about their marriage proposal in an outdoor setting and how it's going to go they are probably imagining a beautiful sunrise or sunset, flowers in bloom, lush green lawns, the New York City skyline, etc.  Picturing a cloudy or rainy day doesn't often figure in prominently into the scene.  However mother nature has a way of sometimes altering the plans.  So when you've arrived at your ideal location it's good and pruden...

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Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Memorial Day weekend 2014.  A weekend of extremes....extreme rain on Friday to kickstart the weekend and glorious sunshine to wrap it up.  I had occasion to be in Quogue in the Hamptons hanging with some friends.  I took a walk on the beach off Dune Rd. before heading to the Jitney.  I'd forgotten how amazing the ocean is even in its calmest state which it was on Sunday morning.  I saw some families digging sandcastles and folks walking their dogs.  I'd always kn...

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Dream Scenario

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This past weekend, May 3rd, 2014 marked a milestone for Marriage Proposals by Mike.  Billy Ryan and I headed down to Naples, FL to provide ALL of the musical entertainment for the Graham & Madeline Gravley wedding.  Billy and I presided over their proposal of marriage a little over a year ago right smack dab in the middle of Chinatown.  Graham requested a rendition of Ho Hey by the Lumineers as the soundtrack to his proposal.  This was long before Marriage Proposals by...

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Better for the Experience

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday - 4/26/2014 - Central Park:  One of the great things about performing for marriage proposals that I could never have imagined is the treasure trove of side stories that I am amassing with each proposal.  Often times they have nothing to do at all with the couple but the array of characters and situations I encounter leading up to the big moment.  Saturday was certainly no exception.  It had all the elements of a stand alone story.  

Brendan found me on ...

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Bethesda Fountain - Valentine's Day Proposal

Posted on February 23, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the inaugural blog post for my new website, Marriage Proposals by Mike.  I'm pleased to be able to kick it off with an accounting of a very successful Valentine's Day proposal that took place at Bethesda Fountain in the legendary Central Park.  John from San Diego found my profile on (  He and his girlfriend were planning a full on, go-all-out adventure to New York City.  Unbeknownst to his girl he was going to pop the qu...

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