Blog | Real Proposal Stories: Trisha and Eric
Our clients, Trisha & Eric, got engaged with a one-of-a-kind tourmaline ring from Megan Thorne. See photos of the ring and this fun-loving couple below, plus read their love story! All photos of Trisha and Eric by Patrick L. Pfister/Pfoto.com
Eric and Trisha met in the late summer of 2011 at the Hash House Harriers in New York City. Eric is a marathon runner and this group, which has chapters worldwide, is his social group that is coined as 'a drinking group with a running problem' since every run ends at a bar. Trisha knew about 'the hash' for years because her first roommate in New York was a 'hasher', but she didn't decide to join the group until her friend Leslie convinced her to go. This was also an opportunity for Trisha to meet men outside her regular circles, but it was a little intimidating because she had never run more than three miles at a time in her life!
When Trisha met Eric she knew right away that he was unlike any guy she had ever dated before and since she saw him every week she had a chance to get to know him as a friend before they actually went on a first date. Once they started dating they fell in love quickly and soon were inseparable. They moved in together in an apartment on a tree lined street in Brooklyn the following fall 2012.
After Eric and Trisha visited her family at Christmas 2012, they realized her family had been hoping she would come home with an engagement ring. After the Christmas trip the wheels started turning in Eric's mind about proposing and Eric and Trisha discussed getting engaged in the spring.
Eric knew that the best way to find out what Trisha wanted for her engagement ring was to consult her best friends. Little did he know, Trisha had never even tried on an engagement ring. After doing a little research online she decided she wanted a colored stone, but she was open to color and setting. She gathered a few of her best girlfriends and made an appointment at Greenwich St. Jewelers because of their amazing array of designers and variety of unique pieces. They met with Lee Terranova who consulted with her and showed her the Megan Thorne ring she will wear for the rest of her life. It literally made Trisha gasp and her friend, Beth, start to cry in the store.
Once Eric found out what ring Trisha liked the best from her shopping trip he got so excited he ran out and bought it as soon as he could sneak over to Greenwich St. Jewelers. He proposed the following evening in their apartment. His original plan was to wait until the spring to propose in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden under the cherry blossoms, but once he had the ring it was burning a hole in his pocket. Once Trisha saw the ring she couldn't stop saying 'You got me the one I really wanted!'. They went to a wine bar nearby to celebrate and returned home to call all their family and friends.