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Chelsea Briggs & Marcus Lynam

September 26, 2014


Chelsea Briggs, of Massachusetts, and South Carolina native Marcus Lynam met as students at the University of Connecticut. After seven years together, the now New York City residents met after work for what Chelsea thought was a dinner event hosted by ESPN, where Marcus works. With time to spare before the start of the ruse “event,” Marcus suggested a walk on the West Side Highway. They strolled along the Hudson River as the sun began to set, and Marcus asked Chelsea if she would like to take a picture on one of the piers. While looking for someone to take the photo for them, Marcus pulled Chelsea aside, kneeled, and proposed with ring in hand and friends snapping photos nearby. Following the proposal, the pair headed to STK New York, where champagne waited. Reaching the restaurant’s rooftop, Chelsea was shocked to find their families and dearest friends to celebrate into the night. The two plan to marry in Charleston in 2016.


Photograph by Steve Fernicola