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Real Proposal Story: Corey & Amy's Grand Canyon Proposal

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The Love Story

Origin: 36 years ago at Brooklyn College

Amy and Corey were part of a small and practically inseparable group of friends at Brooklyn College back in the early 80's. While studying there, although they were very close the pair’s relationship remained platonic. As it often happens the group began to disband after graduation and Corey, now in a serious relationship, moved and married. It was around this time that Corey and Amy lost touch for nearly 30 years.

Fast forward to about 8 years ago when Amy’s friend Barbara called to share an unbelievable story. Barbara, a cardiac care nurse, performed a test on a patient with a last name she knew sounded familiar. Barbara recalled conversations with Amy about Corey, "the one who got away", and felt the urge to ask the patient if there was any relation. Although surprised, the woman divulged that she was indeed Corey's ex-wife.  As they chatted, Barbara mentioned Amy and their memorable college days. It was then the woman revealed Corey often spoke of Amy and believed he would love to hear from her.

After searching the internet, Amy sent Corey a message to reconnect. He wrote back admitting that he had been searching for her with no success. Their story takes another momentous turn as they discovered that for a few years, they had been living 10 minutes apart in Long Island without ever running into each other.

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Amy- "We started dating a little over 6 years ago and have been together ever since. It's so wonderful to have all these pictures of us from our college days to look back on and to have a loving relationship now that is based on a beautiful friendship created 36 years ago.  It proves that you are never too old and it's never too late to find love."

The Proposal

Location: Hopi Point, The Grand Canyon

Amy - "From the time we starting dating 6 years ago, Corey would often call me at sunset and he would ask me to look at the sky.  It was a lovely reminder of the simple yet stunning beauty of nature and that no matter what troubles the day might have brought, there's always time to take a moment to witness the joy and serenity in the sunset - a reminder to find, even a small moment of happiness in every day."

The couple planned a trip to visit The Grand Canyon in September, where, unbeknownst to Amy, they would share a magical sunset together. Corey managed to bring the engagement ring cross country, arrange a photographer to snap the moment and time it perfectly to capture the setting sun.

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Amy - "Corey then took my hands in his and told me how he loved sharing special moments like this with me and wanted to share these kinds of moments with me for the rest of his life.  Then, like the classic gentleman he is, he got down on one knee (and at our ages, that's not easy), pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him. I remember shaking and clasping my hand over my mouth, hearing the clicks of photographs being taken and looking down at the love of my life with the biggest smile on his face.  People were all around us smiling and sighing and clapping and I yelled out ‘Yes!’ "

The Ring

Designer: Megan Thorne

Style: Picture Frame Engagement Ring

Inspiration: Vintage Inspired, Feminine, Sentimental

The couple visited Greenwich St. Jewelers together and found a comfortable connection with jewelry stylist, Lauren.

Lauren – “It was a pleasure for me to assist Amy because she was confident in herself and her style. It was obvious that when she saw the Megan Thorne picture frame ring, it was love at first sight.”

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Amy - "No matter how many rings I saw online (and I looked at a lot), I knew the picture frame design was "the one," just like Corey!  I love the way a picture frame holds and surrounds a special moment captured in a photo and that's what the ring design represents to me. An expression of love captured in a frame with the diamonds on either side representing more precious memories to come. I love that Corey knew me well enough to let me pick out the setting and he did the rest."

 

From the entire Greenwich St. team - Congratulations and thank you for sharing your story! We wish you all the best in your future together.