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Surprise! Erik dazzles LindZ with a diamond. 
Erik Sheppard Proposes to LindZ Reiss
At NYC VO Mixer - With 200+ Witnesses!
December 7, 2009
By John Florian
It shoulda been a movie ...
THE SCENE: 2nd Annual New York Voiceover Mixer, White Rabbit Lounge, Friday night, Dec. 5, on Manhattan's Lower East Side. More than 200 voice actors hugging hello's, networking, snapping photos. Event organized by Erik Sheppard's Voice Talent Productions with voice actors September Day and LindZ Reiss.
THE SCRIPT: Erik's in the DJ booth, announcing raffle prize winners. LindZ hands prizes to VOs who step from the crowd.
SUDDENLY: Erik goes off-script ...
He dashes from the DJ booth, kneels before the woman he'd met exactly one year ago to the day - at the first New York VO Mixer - and asks: "LindZ, will you marry me?"
Gasps, whoops and hollers follow from the crowd, and the VoiceOverXtra camera captures it all (below).
Yes, we'd known that Erik and LindZ planned to marry. But there'd not been a formal proposal.
"I was shocked!" says LindZ, beaming later with a diamond on her ring finger. And we assume she answered, "Yes!"
The bride-to-be is an accomplished voice actor specializing in character voices.
The groom-to-be is an accomplished voice actor, owner of Voice Talent Productions - a voice-over marketplace - and a witty and lucky guy.
But first, it was a night for Erik and LindZ. We couldn't hear the dialogue, but then again, didn't need to ...
Congratulations !! 


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Comments (42)
Bill Brewer
12/22/2009 at 6:23 PM
Sorry I missed this event. What a great time for a proposal. Congratulations to you both. You are a beautiful couple.
12/15/2009 at 3:55 PM
I am so happy for both of you. You make such a gorgeous couple. I love you both, very much and wish you every happiness. Smooches ...
DeNeva Wilson
12/10/2009 at 8:22 AM
Hey guys,
I'm so happy for you!! And I'm excited to be a part of the big day!! Lindz, you are like my sister I never had and I love you to pieces and am glad you have found such happiness that you so deserve. Can't wait to come and vist you and the rest of the fam . Trying on our dresses is so exciting!!
Luv you both
Julie-Ann Dean
12/10/2009 at 7:51 AM
I missed it, I was at the other side of the bar! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm sorry I didn't say it to you on the night but I had no idea. You are a gorgeous couple and I wish you every happiness - marriage rocks :)
Joseph Andrade
12/9/2009 at 5:02 PM
What a great story! As John said, you couldn't have scripted it any better. Congratulations Erik and LindZ, may you have a long, happy life together. Great pictures!
Laura Branch Mireles
12/8/2009 at 2:31 PM
Best wishes and blessings to you both!
Jeff Gelder
12/8/2009 at 1:57 PM
Congrats Erik and LindZ! Very creative way to pop the question! Best Wishes, Jeff
Janet Ault
12/8/2009 at 9:47 AM
Sorry I missed it! I had just left NYC and was unable to make the mixer. Congratulations! What a memorable engagement!!
James Clamp
12/8/2009 at 9:31 AM
Congratulations once again. A very memorable time.
Paul J. Warwick
12/8/2009 at 8:27 AM
I wonder what the big annoucement at next year's mixer will be?
Erik Sheppard
12/8/2009 at 7:36 AM
Thank you all for the kind words. Our friend Mr.Florian has given us such a wonderful gift with these photos. They will always be a special part of our family. We are so grateful.

Plus, we got some pencils!
Marleigh Moscatel
12/8/2009 at 7:18 AM
How fantastic! Congratulations to the couple ... Very sweet, and I would love to tell you so in person one day!
Daniel Wallace
12/8/2009 at 12:33 AM
That is just so awesome. Congratulation to Erik and LindZ. Have a long, happy and successful life together.
Leo Donato
12/8/2009 at 12:22 AM
How great is that!!
Way to go Erik - she 'll remember that the rest of her life ... how beautiful.
Congratulations, this is the beginning of a great adventure for you both..
My blesings to you both

Michael Murphy
12/7/2009 at 11:57 PM
Congratulations! Very nice news!
alan duncan
12/7/2009 at 10:05 PM
god bless you both in this life.
Lindsay's Mom, Lorelei
12/7/2009 at 9:47 PM
What an exciting way to get engaged!! You are such a cute couple and I couldn't be happier. I love you both and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness ...
Terry Daniel
12/7/2009 at 7:20 PM
Congratulations to you both! You're perfect for each other and it was great seeing you at the event! See you in June, if not sooner! :)
Andy Boyns
12/7/2009 at 5:10 PM

Wishing you both all the best!
Jay Sawyer
12/7/2009 at 4:59 PM
It couldn't happen to two better people! May you always be this blessed!
12/7/2009 at 4:38 PM
Congratulations Erik and LindZ!!! Good luck!!
12/7/2009 at 4:37 PM
Congratulations LindZ and Erik!!!
Peter K. O'Connell
12/7/2009 at 4:27 PM
Here I was thinking it had long been a done deal ... nope. Best wishes to the happy couple and thanks for all your efforts on the party. "Fraid it's now going to HAVE to be an annual event.

Best always,
- Peter
Linda Ristig
12/7/2009 at 4:07 PM
It was a magical night, and the evening was totally off the charts when Erik and LindZ became engaged "officially." Today, my husband and I are celebrating our 32d wedding anniversary! May love, laughter, and happiness be yours always.
Larry Zeug
12/7/2009 at 3:38 PM
Don Capone
12/7/2009 at 3:28 PM
yeaaaahh buddy:) congratz to ya both..

Kara Edwards
12/7/2009 at 1:59 PM
I'm so sorry I missed it- but SO happy to have the recap and photos!! Thank you John- and Congratulations Erik and LindZ!!!
Donna Summers
12/7/2009 at 1:53 PM
Congrats and best wishes to both of you from your friends at VOplanet/VoiceCasting. What a wonderful holiday memory this will be for you!

Blessed be!
Donna, Michelle, and Robert

Joey Pepin
12/7/2009 at 1:41 PM
Liz de Nesnera - Bililingual English/French Voice Talent
12/7/2009 at 12:40 PM
That was such a great moment!
CONGRATS to both of them!
Susan Saks
12/7/2009 at 12:16 PM
I wish that I could have been there! A sweet story with lovely pictures. Congratulations to you both!
Dave DeAndrea
12/7/2009 at 12:09 PM
They're a great couple! Congratulations!
12/7/2009 at 12:04 PM
Congratulations to you both. Lots of love, happiness and success are wished for you!!!!!
Connie Terwilliger
12/7/2009 at 11:48 AM
I think I'm going to cry ... you guys are adorable. Many blessings to you both!
Jodi Krangle
12/7/2009 at 11:43 AM
How awesome for them both. :) Congratulations, guys!
Rob Sciglimpaglia
12/7/2009 at 11:43 AM
CONGRATS Erik and LindZ!!!! Sorry I had to miss the Mixer, but obviously, it went well!
Sande Sherr
12/7/2009 at 11:35 AM
How wonderful. Congratulations to you both!
Erik's Mom ...
12/7/2009 at 11:25 AM
And I'm about to cry. I couldn't be happier ! What a perfect couple! Congratulations & many, many years of happiness ~ Love you both xxxooo
Bobbin Beam
12/7/2009 at 10:43 AM
This is a great story! And I adore the photos. I'm a huge fan for romance. I wish Erik & LinZ all the happiness in the world!
All The Best,
Bobbin Beam
Mike Elmore
12/7/2009 at 10:18 AM
Good Lord. I got a little misty eyed looking at this. Wish I could have been there. Congratulation you two!!!
Anthony Mendez
12/7/2009 at 10:18 AM
Congratulations, Erik and Lindsay!
Bob Souer
12/7/2009 at 10:06 AM
What a wonderful moment that was. I wish much happiness to Erik and Lindsay!
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