When it came to picking the right place to ask his girlfriend to marry him, Donnie Miller had a pretty good idea.
Little did he know his patron saint had a better one.
The 33-year-old parishioner of St. Agnes Church in New York City had first gotten to know Marian Joyce on a hike with mutual friends in Runyon Canyon during a visit to LA. On their first date days later, Joyce drove him between scenic sights around the city.
“I think I met the one,” Miller texted his father that day. “I’m gonna go for it.”
A few years later, as he mulled the right place to pop the question, he liked the idea of going back to where it all started: Mulholland Drive.