John Nicotera did not let go of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of proposing his girlfriend. The space junkie decided to propose Erica Pendrak during an extremely rare cosmic event. John knew that a comet called Neowise would appear on the skyline and that it would be visible after 6,800 years!
Have you ever listened to a proposal story that is so unique and beautiful that you just think of getting married for the sake of a romantic proposal?
If not then do not worry because you will think so after reading about John Nicotera who did not let go of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of proposing his girlfriend. The space junkie decided to propose Erica Pendrak during an extremely rare cosmic event. Yes. John knew that a comet called Neowise would appear on the skyline and that it would be bright enough to be visible to the human eye. What's even more fascinating is that it can only be seen by our eyes every 6,800 years!
John's original plan was to propose Erica on their trip to Oregon. “I had purchased the trip for her Christmas present. Upon scheduling the trip I had planned on proposing to her at Crater Lake National Park, so the idea of a proposal has been sitting in my mind for 6-8 months,” he told. The plan had to be cancelled but later, a much better idea came to him.
“I wanted to create a special proposal for her, that we could share together, and my idea for the Comet just came to me one day. I’m always reading about current events/sightings and all things outer space-related. Erica has watched countless SpaceX rocket launches with me. So my hopes were when I asked Erica, she would just see this as nothing out of the ordinary,” he added.
“In a window of 5 days, I had came up with an idea of the Neowise proposal, found a spot in Old Forge that my good friend Tim Leach told me about (the photographer who took our photo), and became engaged,” he said.
"When looking into each other’s eyes I knew what I was about to do, but I was also going back and reliving all our moments together, the lives we had created together, and I have never felt so happy in my life. Staring into the heart and soul of someone so special to me, still as could be, no sounds, nothing. Just completely mesmerized by the moment we were experiencing at the time, but also what was about to come,” the happy guy described.
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