Remember the engagement contest we told you about a few weeks ago from the GPTMC? The one that’d use their clever “With Love, Philadelphia XOXO” marketing campaign to help a Philly guy surprise his Philly soon-to-be bride-to-be with a proposal somewhere in the city? Well, it went down yesterday without a hitch on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and now Jeremy Kaplan and Emily Schrag are engaged!
Jeremy won the contest with his entry about how important a role the city had played in his and Emily’s relationship, from reconnecting (they knew each other in high school) during their studies at Philadelphia grad schools at a concert one night for the West Philadelphia Orchestra at the Penn Museum, to nights out at Frankford Hall and Phillies games.
So yesterday, with a Philadelphia Trolley Works trolley in the background bearing the customized message of “Dear Emily, My friend Jeremy has a pretty important question to ask you. P.S. Say yes! With Love, Philadelphia XOXO,” Jeremy got down on one knee—completely flooring Emily—and proposed with the prize’s Hearts on Fire Acclaim ring from Bernie Robbins. Their families jumped off the trolley, surprising Emily even more, everyone celebrated, and then the couple spent the night away from their Fairmount home at the Hotel Monaco in Old City. Check out the video below to watch it all go down. And congrats to the happy couple!