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An Adorable Hoboken Proposal on the Waterfront: Tomas + Amanda

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If you’re an HG reader, you know we’re a sucker for cute proposals. And when this proposal story came our way, we couldn’t wait to share with you — especially since there’s an adorbz video that shows how it all went down for Tomas and Amanda, planned to the littlest detail {including furry family members, and two-legged ones, too}. Read on for their proposal story {with the video to match} and learn more about them and their Hoboken favorites:

Tomas emailed us and was so excited to share his story. He shared with HG:

“My newly engaged fiancé loves following all of your content and news. I wanted to personally thank you because a lot of your ideas and topics inspired me to come up with how I wanted to propose to the love of my life. I couldn’t imagine any other way and I wanted to share our special moment with you. Amanda and I both met in Hoboken, at Mills Tavern and we currently live here in the Shipyard. Hoboken, is a big part in our life and it is we’re we started our story that will follow us forever. From moving in together, rescuing a dog together, and exploring new adventures. I was hoping you could share this moment and really make her day”

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A proposal inspired by a variety of featured Hoboken Girl proposals — simply amazing. After speaking with Tomas, we eventually got to hear the bride-to-be’s side of the story, and it’s of course, so darn sweet. Here’s what she told us:

Amanda shared with us,

“It was a typical night for us, we were meeting my Dad at La Isla uptown for dinner. As we were walking down Shipyard Lane, my dad called me to ask where we were. I told him we were just getting to the restaurant. He said to come down by the pier to finish watching “the light show” he was watching before dinner. Confused, we headed down 12th street towards the pier, and when we got closer I saw a drone above us, not realizing it was about to capture the most perfect night of my life. Then when we turned the corner down the pier, I realized what was happening when I saw a trail of lights leading to a heart with lit up letters saying, “Will You Marry Me?” and all of our family around. I was completely caught off guard that I started to cry as we walked down the pier with a guitarist, Miguel Nieves playing “Grow Old with Me” on my left, and photographers, capturing every moment to my right. After I said Yes, the night continued with dinner and drinks on the outside patio at Lulu’s in the W Hotel in Hoboken. The night was so magical and much more than I could have ever imagined, and it is one I will never forget”.

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READ: Hoboken Photographer Gets Her Own Special Proposal Moment

Now, some more about Tomas + Amanda plus some of their Hoboken favorites:

Where did you meet?

Mills Tavern in Hoboken

How long have you been together? 

3 and 1/2 years


How long have you lived in Hoboken? 

2 years

Any wedding details/location yet?

September 2019 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ

Why did you choose the waterfront as your proposal spot? (for Tomas)

I chose to propose to Amanda there for a couple of reasons. One, we live in the Shipyard and we absolutely love the NYC skyline view. Second, one of our favorite things to do is take adventures on the Pier with our dog Lacey, who we adopted together last year.

Favorite thing to do in Hoboken?

Walking on the pier with Lacey, and trying new restaurants as Hoboken has such good food to offer.

Favorite restaurants/date night in Hoboken?

Augustino’s is our favorite restaurant and we love to go on date nights at Pier 13 and grab drinks and food from the food trucks.

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What do you love most about Hoboken?

We love Hoboken because it has so much to offer — great restaurants, bars, and views – but it especially holds a place in our hearts since this is where we met.

See More: Fun Bachelorette Party Ideas in Hoboken + Jersey City

You read the story, you learned about the couple, now watch how Amanda & Tomas’ proposal went down — warning: grab the tissues!


Congrats Tomas + Amanda! 

Have a Hoboken proposal story? Share it with us by emailing hello@hobokengirl.com!

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