Watch the Adorable Proposal That Happened in Rittenhouse Square This Weekend!


When Dan Cataline decided he was going to propose to girlfriend Kristin Marinelli—the local couple met in Sea Isle nearly two years ago—he knew that he wanted to do it in the city, and that he wanted to involve their families.

After scouring the city, Dan decided on the picturesque southwest entrance to Rittenhouse Square (“The long walkway, the lamps and the trees and the Philly skyline peeking through,” he says), and enlisted the help of Chase Freezeman of MyQuickVideo—the two attended Lower Moreland High School together—to frame and stage the perfect proposal, which Chase would then capture on video.

The two planned it all out, and this past Friday, Dan requested that Kristin get home from work at 5pm. When she did, she found this note: “Happy Early Valentine’s Day, My Love. Please go get ready for a night out in the city. But dress warm! Our night will start outdoors. Your chariot will be arriving out front at 6:45pm. Don’t be late! I will see you upon your arrival, I love you. – Dan”

Here’s how it all unfolded:

“Between organizing everyone and getting them there, making sure the balloons didn’t pop or fly away and that the message was spelled out correctly, my nerves were shot,” says Dan. “But then there she came, walking up the path, and you could hear a pin drop—well, along with my mom and sisters sniffling and holding back tears. The night was more than magical. I couldn’t be more thankful for meeting her or happier to spend the rest of my life with the woman of my dreams.”

We assume you’re joining us in squealing just about now? A huge congrats to Dan and Kristin!

Video courtesy of MyQuickVideo: Chase Freezeman, videographer/producer/editor; Sami Aziz- Photographer/ Videographer

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