Talk about a cute story! Top Chef's Nikki Cascone became engaged to boyfriend Brad Grossman over the holidays, People.com reports. Brad popped the question while Nikki was cooking him dinner. "I tied the ring around one of the dogs' necks and tried to get him to run over to Nikki...but that wasn't happening...so in the end I told Nikki to go see the dog," he said. The pair, who co-own a restaurant in SoHo, plan to have a green wedding in Spring 2010. —Kathryn Papanek
Wedding Wisdom: Thinking about involving your cat or dog in your wedding or proposal? Take a cue from Brad and have a back up plan in case the animal doesn't act exactly as planned.