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Real Proposal Story: Sofia and Dean

This couple had not one, but two proposals so you get double the feels and double the bling.

The Love Story

Origin: Online

Sofia and Dean were both single New Yorkers looking for love online. The fast paced metropolitan lifestyle can make it difficult to find time for dating, but after a profile peruse and some cursory banter they decided to meet in person. From the very first date, the pair felt their connection was powerful and enduring. In a city full of strangers Sofia and Dean knew they had found something they couldn’t let slip away.

 

The Proposals

Sofia asks Dean

Location: The Ides in the Wythe Hotel

Sofia had big plans to propose to Dean on a trip to Argentina. When the vacation was suddenly cancelled, she knew she’d have to get creative.  Sofia booked a loft with an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline so she could propose to Dean where they once shared a very memorable date early on in their relationship. There was soft lighting, photos from their travels together, and a typography piece Dean created with the lyrics of their favorite song. With the help of a friend, Sofia managed to get Dean to the hotel under the guise of a birthday party.  The same Ed Sheeran song from Dean’s art work played as the two walked into the room. Sofia led her toward the window, dropped to one knee and simply said, “I have something to ask you.”  Overwhelmed with emotion, Dean mustered up enough energy to shout with joy, “Yes!”

 

dean and sofia proposal

After sharing the happy news with family and friends, the couple made their way to the balcony to celebrate with champagne and cigars overlooking the twinkling city lights.

 

engagement ring, cigar and champagne overlooking manhattan skyline at night

 

Dean asks Sofia

Location: Their Buenos Aires apartment

Dean knew she now had a unique opportunity to propose to Sofia in Argentina. Dean flipped the script and surprised her one morning on the patio of their apartment over a homemade breakfast.  It was understated and unexpected – just how she pictured it.

 

female proposal in argentina apartment

 

The Rings

Dean

Designer: Sylvie Collection

Style: Emerald Cut Halo Engagement Ring

Inspiration: Classic yet Modern

Sofia visited Greenwich St. Jewelers and chose an emerald cut diamond in a timeless halo setting she knew would speak to Dean’s artistic side.  Weeks later, Dean was sketching in her spare time and decided to draw her “dream ring” just for giggles. Sofia saw the same design she selected appear on the paper but played cool and managed to keep her big proposal secret.  Little did Dean know the engagement ring she coveted was hidden safely in their home, waiting for the day to come.

“Dean was meant to have this ring.” – Sophia.

 

emerald cut engagement ring with halo and sketch

 

Sofia

Designer: Arik Kastan

Style: Sapphire Cluster Engagement Ring

Inspiration: Vintage, Unconventional

Engagement rings are not an essential part of marriage in Sofia’s culture, but Dean felt strongly about giving her a symbol of her love.  They decided to return to Greenwich St. Jewelers to select the ring together.  Sofia knew she didn’t want a traditional design and decided that a cluster of sapphires in an antique inspired rose gold setting suited her style.

 

arik kastan sapphire cluster engagement ring in rose gold

 

Congratulations, Sofia and Dean! The Greenwich St. Jewelers team sends their love and well wishes for a lifetime of joy together. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your love story and for sharing these special moments with us.