Sometimes, the worst laid plans turn out the best.
Earlier this month, Elan Spreiser planned to propose to Koren Lockwood on the observation deck at the top of Rockefeller Center. But rain nixed both that plan and his back-up: popping the question on a horse-and-buggy ride.
So while walking near Central Park, Spreiser simply dropped suddenly to a knee and asked for Lockwood's hand in marriage.
She said yes… and a stranger named Jeannae Zuloag just happened to be standing there to capture the moment on camera.
“I immediately was like, ‘They need pictures of this moment, they’re going to want pictures,’" Zuloaga told Today. "I think it was just a magical kind of happenstance."
Zuloaga then approached the newly-engaged couple and told them about the fortuitous photos.
Said Spreiser in response, hugging the 23-year old: “You’re my favorite person right now, besides [my fiance]."
Spreiser also told The Huffington Post via email that she plans on using these pics for her Save-the-Dates.
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