Real New England Weddings: Keira Horowitz & Dan Madri

Married on October 17, 2009 at Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge.

By Keriann Coffey | Boston Weddings |

WHEN DAN AND KEIRA set off for a vacation in Spain, each was packing a secret: a plan to propose. “I had brought my own ring for him. I wanted to take charge of my destiny,” says Keira. Little did she know that Dan was one step ahead — he had been carrying around a ring for her for about a month, waiting for the right opportunity. That moment materialized after a day in Bilbao — but it was Keira’s response that made Dan realize he hadn’t just found the perfect time, but also the perfect partner. “She told me we had to go back to the hotel because she needed to propose back to me. I knew I had found the right woman,” he says.

A little more than a year later, the duo took a trip down a fuchsia-flecked aisle to exchange vows. This time, though, they played a game of rock-paper-scissors to decide who would go first.