Entrepreneurs Liza and Simon met backstage at a Lupe Fiasco rap concert. Liza, the chief executive officer of branding agency Apartment One, had just wrapped up the star's two-year creative campaign—Simon had scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro with him. "A quick conversation and an invitation to go antiquing in Red Hook led to an epic dinner," Liza recalls. "And the rest is history."
Five months later as Liza prepared for bed (after "a silly, giggly moment that may have involved a small water fight in the bathroom," she admits), Simon popped the question. "Simon stops me in the middle of the living room and says that there is no better moment than one that emulates us," Liza recalls. She later discovered Simon had concocted several elaborate proposal plans—not the least of which involved a mariachi band and bar takeover—but "when the day came for him to pick up the ring, he just couldn't wait," Liza says. He proposed just five hours later.
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