Couple gets engaged at Cape May’s Emlen Physick Estate

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Pictured Here: Staff members at the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) were in on the secret prior to Mike Wulster, 24, right, of South River, N.J., asking Michelle Gallagher, 23, left, of Staten Island, N.Y., to marry him. Shown here, after the proposal, the newly engaged couple celebrates the moment at the gazebo on the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, on Saturday, Dec. 15, with visitors to the Estate and MAC staff sharing in the excitement. MAC Director of Visitor Services and Special Events Janice Coyle helped Wulster coordinate his plan weeks in advance, which included placing a sign created by MAC Marketing and Publications Director Jean Barraclough inside the gazebo prior to their arrival, asking, “Michelle, Will You Marry Me?” After the couple took a tour of the Physick Estate, Wulster guided Gallagher into the gazebo, got down on one knee, and popped the question, to which she enthusiastically answered “yes.” They met at Middlesex County College, where they both studied radiology; she now works in Manhattan and he works in Toms River. They have been dating for three years and enjoy visits to Cape May. The Emlen Physick Estate is a beautiful setting for engagements, engagement parties and weddings. The Carriage House CafĂ© & Tearoom is available for catering of parties and weddings both on- and off-site. The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all. For information about MAC’s year-round schedule of tours, festivals, and special events, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278, or visit MAC’s Web site at capemaymac.org. (Photo courtesy MAC)