Congrats Richard and Nell! Both Richard and Nell are avid tennis fans and come September they always attend the US Open. Back in early August, Richard reached out with his plan to propose to Nell on center court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. As far as a date, it would have to be after the Open. Unfortunately, the US Open does not allow proposals on the court or any “pre-scheduled special events” outside of game play.
The story. Richard told Nell they were going on a private tour of the USTA grounds.
The surprise. At the end of the tour they were allowed to go on to the court of Arthur Ashe stadium. This is where Richard would propose.
I arrived early and was escorted to the stadium. I was told they’d enter from entrance “X” and I positioned myself accordingly. At 4pm, they entered the court and walked towards the net. Both Richard and Nell took it all in. (The facility really is amazing.)
Then, slowly Richard got down on one knee. Nell said “YES!”.
We then walked around the stadium and did a quick mini-shoot.