“I have to get to know her better,” thought Sean Abramson when he met Danielle Valner at a Rosh Hashanah luncheon. The pair continued chatting long after the other guests left, as their connection was instantly clear. “What I remember most from our first meeting is leaving our conversation thinking, ‘Hmmm, I have a special feeling about this one,’” Danielle reflects. After an official first date, Sean knew he would propose someday. When the time came, he was sure to get the blessing of her parents. “I’m a big believer in tradition,” he confirms. With the help of a family friend in the jewelry business, he picked out a classic ring that aligned with Danielle’s taste.
As Sean has a friend who is both a helicopter pilot and a photographer, the proposal plan came naturally. “Sean told me since I had never been on a helicopter before that his friend had offered to take us for a ride one Saturday morning to take pictures,” Danielle shares. “You’d think that would be a hint as to what was going to happen, but I was completely clueless!” Once they landed on a Malibu cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sean presented a book filled with photos and the story of their relationship. The fi