• The Sweetest Bin 14 Proposal: Colleen + Tony

    Another adorable Hoboken proposal story coming atcha — but this one is a bit different from the rest. And by that, we mean renting out the entire back patio of Bin 14 to pop the question. Colleen and Tony got engaged on June 1st, 2018 at the popular Mile Square wine bar and we just can’t help but love this story {The Office fans, you’ll love it too}. Read on for bride-to-be Colleen’s take on the night, how HobokenGirl.com inspired the proposal, plus more on the couple:

    bin 14 hoboken proposal

    The Proposal, according to Colleen:

    Tony asked me to take off of work on Friday, June 1st so we could go furniture shopping for our new place. I didn’t think anything of it. We went shopping all day then he said we had dinner reservations at Bin 14 at 6. When I met him for dinner, he was very dressed up (long sleeve dress shirt and khakis–it was 90+ degrees that day lol) so I was a little skeptical, but I was so tired from furniture shopping that I just let it go. We sat in the back patio and enjoyed drinks and dinner. We were the only ones back there, and I later found out that Tony rented out the space for 2 hours.

    After dinner, the waiter brought out 2 wine glasses that were engraved with quotes from our favorite TV show, The Office. They said, “You are the Pam to my Jim” and “You are the Jim to my Pam.” We always joke that we are the characters Pam and Jim. The waiter also had a wrapped present, which ended up being a photo book of all of our memories over the years. The last page was a heartfelt note from Tony and the last line read, “and I have one more question for you…” I look up and Tony is on one knee with the ring, and his friend is photographing the whole thing! It was amazing and I was so overwhelmed with love, joy, and surprise.

    bin 14 hoboken proposal

    bin 14 hoboken proposal

    READ: Local Couples Getting Engaged Around the World

    We went to the waterfront after dinner to take pictures in front of the Freedom Tower and Empire State Building. The next day, Tony brought me to my parent’s house, where all of our family and friends were waiting to surprise me. My sister and brother-in-law flew up from South Carolina, Tony’s parents drove down from Connecticut, and friends traveled to be with us. It was truly magical.

    bin 14 hoboken proposal

    bin 14 hoboken proposal

    Now, more about Colleen + Tony, according to the bride-to-be:

    Where they met:

    We met at Turtle Club in Hoboken in February of 2016.
    How long they’ve been together:
    We have been together for 2.5 years
    How long they’ve lived in Hoboken:
    Tony has lived in Hoboken for the past 4 years and Colleen has lived in Hoboken for 2 years.
    More Proposal Stories + Bridal Content HERE
    Favorite Hoboken date-night spot?
    We really love having dinner at Zack’s followed by drinks at 10th and Willow. If the weather is nice, you can find us at Pier 13 for happy hour as well.
    Was the proposal a total surprise?
    Yes, the actual day was a total surprise! We had talked about getting engaged and I knew it was going to happen this year sometime, but I had no idea about June 1st and did not expect it that day.

    Any wedding plans yet?

    We are getting married on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park, NJ. They are redoing their ballroom and it looks like it’s going to be amazing!

    Fun fact: Since Colleen is a fan of Hoboken Girl, Tony used our article, 5 Unique Indoor Proposal Spots in Hoboken, for inspiration on where to propose, and he took the Bin 14 backyard recommendation — we are honored! 
    Congrats Colleen + Tony! Thank you for being dedicated HG readers and for sharing your special day with us!

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    Written by:

    Briana, a born and raised Hoboken girl, has a strong passion for the town she knows and loves so much. She’s seen many changes and embraces both the old and new aspects of Hoboken. When she’s not working at Hoboken Girl as an Editorial/Marketing Assistant, she’s most likely in her pjs shopping online, eating her way through the Mile Square with her fellow foodie fiancé, or planning her next cruise or Disney vacation — but even more important is her love for cats (she has 3).


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