Janice and Steven Bernstein of Philadelphia and Margate, N.J., along with William Proud of Philadelphia and Susan Proud of Feasterville, announce the engagement of their children, Ryan Brad Bernstein and Christie Patricia Proud.
Ryan graduated magna cum laude from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in communications. A recording artist, music producer/engineer, he is also employed by QVC.
Christie graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she earned a bachelor's degree in fashion design. A professional photo stylist, she also manages two restaurants in the Northern Liberties area.
Ryan is the grandson of the late David and Esther Cohen, and the late Herman and Natalie Bernstein. Christie is the granddaughter of Elizabeth Eberle, the late John Eberle, and the late William and Margaret Proud.
The couple is planning an April 2009 wedding in Philadelphia.