Emily and I met while I was still in college at CU. She was my boss at the marketing job I had at the time. We worked together for a few months and started to get to know each other better. After we began to hang out with each other more and saw that our attraction was very strong. After months of being inseparable, we took a huge step and moved in together. This was the best thing that could have happened.
We have grown closer through the years experiencing many firsts together. After four years and my settling into a career, I was able to provide her with a great gift. With the help of Kay at Williams Jewelers, I found Emily the perfect emerald cut diamond solitaire engagement ring.
For her birthday this year, I bought us plane tickets to NYC for New York Fashion week as she is a diehard fashionist. Her sister and I gave her a surprise party for her birthday, and when she opened her eyes there was a postage envelope addressed from NYC. In it was the tickets and in September we took our trip and had an amazing time.
Her inclination was that I might propose to her and on our second night we went to a really nice restaurant, the Gramercy Park Tavern, where she thought this would be the time and place. I ended up not doing this because I had something better in mind to catch her off guard. The next night, we had a casual dinner and greatly enjoyed each other’s company. Once done I suggested we buy some desserts and walk across the street to sit in the park and enjoy. We proceeded to sit on the bench in Madison Square Park. After our treats, I took her hands and professed my love for her, even stumbling over my words a little bit, I admit I was nervous. Then I got down on one knee and proposed to Emily. She was so ecstatic and immediately said “YES” and hugged me.
From our meeting, to the purchase of the engagement ring at Williams Jewelers, to the fashion shows, our first ever trip to NYC, the buildings, the stores, the food, and our eventual marriage, our relationship is one that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.