Tuesday, April 21, 2009

When Colleagues Fall In Love

Are they or aren’t they? That’s what everyone at Quinn & Company had long wondered about my colleagues Greg and Danielle – until they announced their engagement yesterday.

The big news was greeted with great excitement and more than a little awe when the happy couple revealed they’ve been an item for nearly three years.

“We didn't want to tell everyone until it was forever,” Danielle told me with a smile, “And now it is.”

From Colleagues To Couplehood: Greg and Danielle found love at Quinn & Co.

Keeping an office romance secret at Q&C is no easy feat. We’re a very tight-knit bunch of only 30+ people.

“I feel like a weight’s been lifted off my shoulders,” Greg said, admitting how hard it’s been to hide his happiness from curious co-workers.

Danielle, meanwhile, had a difficult time remembering to take down all the pictures of them at home whenever hosting one of her legendary parties (always well-attended by Quinnlings).

I can only imagine, then, the delight both Greg and Danielle felt when they each updated their Facebook status to engaged, and she posted the very first photo album of them on the site.

The proposal itself was something for the storybooks. Greg surprised Danielle with dinner at her favorite restaurant, followed by jazz at NYC’s classic Carlyle Hotel. When he took her up to their room, a bevy of candles and rose petals set the scene for the bended knee moment.

Greg and Danielle did a heroic job of being circumspect at the office – but chemistry like theirs isn’t easily hidden.

After yesterday’s big reveal, everyone acknowledged that it was like finally getting the missing piece of a puzzle. Suddenly, I understood why Danielle always seems to smile a little wider in Greg’s presence. And why he wasn’t remotely interested when I tried to fix him up once with my cousin.

Greg and Danielle are truly a perfect match. Both smart, outgoing and passionate about life and work, they bring out the best in each other. Isn’t that what love’s all about?

1 comment:

Globetrottingbride said...

That is an amazing story!!! I'm so happy for Danielle!! And, I'm sure I could never keep a secret that long!!!