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A Woodloch Wedding Proposal

  
  
  
  
  
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This past Saturday, Woodloch was fortunate enough to be part of a very special wedding proposal. Eric Ferreira and his family have vacationed at Woodloch for over 30 years. Sadly, 11 years ago Eric’s brother, Adam, passed away from leukemia. Each year, in memory of the love that both he and Adam shared for waterskiing at Woodloch, Eric makes an honorary lap on Woodloch’s Lake Teedyuskung.

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This year’s lap was extra special. With the help of the staff at Woodloch, Eric planned to propose to his fiancé, Josephine DiCosmo. While family member and owner, Bob Kiesendahl, and social staff member, Luis Tejada, commandeered the ski boat for Eric’s memorial lap, family member and co-owner, Steve Kiesendahl, drove another boat out onto the lake with 14 of Eric’s close friends, family members, and of course his fiancé.

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After Eric completed his lap, he swam over to the other boat and prepared to pop the question to Josephine. Eric snuck the engagement ring from his mother, who was holding on to it for safe keeping, got down on one knee and asked Josephine, “Will you marry me?” She said yes! 

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There were celebratory cheers from all, including bystanders on the beach and others who were out on boats at the time and had seen what was happening. Steve came prepared with champagne, which he was hiding under a pile of towels on the boat. A celebratory toast proceeded, honoring both the couple’s engagement and the memory of Adam. 

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The newly engaged couple and their families spent the remainder of the weekend celebrating here at Woodloch. We are honored to have been part of such a special occasion and look forward to sharing in more great Woodloch memories in the future with the happy couple!

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I LOVE this story <3 Congratulations Eric and Josephine ... what a wonderful Woodloch memory
Posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:17 AM by Linda Avallone
I got goosebumps while reading the story! Congratulations to all! 
 
Posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:30 PM by Lisa Olwell
We got engaged in a paddle boat on the lake at Woodloch! I just love this story, couples inspired to take the plunge into marriage. Best wishes!
Posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:01 PM by Beth McNulty
Eric is my cousin, and we are all proud of him, he picked a wonderful girl. Congratulations!
Posted @ Friday, June 01, 2012 8:05 AM by Kevin Iaione
What a wonderful story shared a few trips to Woodloch with Adam and Eric many years ago.. his brother would be so proud of the man he has become and I am positive the happy couple will have a lifetime of wonderful memories. Congrats to everyone!!
Posted @ Friday, June 01, 2012 8:53 AM by Kristi Sremcevic
Congratulations to Eric and Josephine! The family is so proud of the wonderful man that Eric has become, and we are so thrilled to welcome Josephine into our loving family as well. We wish them both many, many happy years together.
Posted @ Friday, June 01, 2012 10:08 AM by Lara
Eric and Josephine: What a wonderful and memorable moment in time . Beautiful couple, wishing you only the best! xxoo edg
Posted @ Friday, June 01, 2012 1:14 PM by E.DiGiacomo-Geffers
Im so happy for you Eric and Josephine. May you have a wonderful life together
Posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 3:27 PM by Norma Tackel
OMG, so beautiful....I had tears in my eyes, So happy for Eric, Josephine and their parents....All the best in the world.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:45 PM by Rose S. Goncalves
This wonderful moment reminds me of a quote from Robert Frost: 
 
Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar." 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, June 19, 2012 9:28 AM by Angela & Fran Iaione
What a unique and romantic proposal! Your story will always be a wonderful memory to share. Congratulations to both of you!
Posted @ Friday, July 06, 2012 8:41 AM by Robin Iaione
Congratulations Eric & Josephine! What great news. Best of luck to you both & many happy years together.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:18 PM by Deb & Bill Konanez
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