When NBC Connecticut traffic reporter Heidi Voight went fishing with her boyfriend, David Borselle Jr. recently, it turned out that the stripers weren't the only catch of the day.
Borselle Jr., chef and owner of A'vert Brasserie in West Hartford Center, was fishing for an answer to a very important question. Would she marry him? And she said yes!
Fishing is the couple's favorite thing to do together, so Voight didn't suspect anything when Borselle Jr. took her to a beautiful spot on a private dock along Niantic Bay to watch the sunset and sip some bubbly. The tide was coming in and she was bugging him to get their saltwater rods before the stripers moved up the river, but she said he seemed to be stalling so she started to think something was up. As she started to leave to retrieve the fishing poles herself, Borselle Jr. got down on one knee and proposed.
"He wanted it to be on the water since that's our happy place... so our wedding will definitely be nautical/fishing themed since we have spent the past five years together boating and fishing in every free second we get," Voight said. "So I suppose you could say I reeled in a fishing buddy for life!"
Their friends, Brad and Barbara Baran were in on the surprise proposal and set up a celebratory spread including oysters and champagne at their house near the beach.
Congratulations to Voight and Borselle Jr. on their engagement!