PW Reader Ring: Gabrielle & John!
The couple: Gabrielle Vargas and John Graziul from South Jersey.
The ring: My ring is 14-karat-white-gold; the main stone is from John’s mother’s ring and the smaller stones are from his grandmother’s wedding ring. I had shown his mom a few of the rings I liked from the Cartier Great Gatsby collection when the movie was out (who didn’t want one of those?), and she made a mental note. I had also commented to him from time to time about a few of my friend’s engagement rings.
John’s mother and little sister went with him to get the ring made especially for me by the amazing jewelry Gary Spivak at Family & Co. Jewelers in Marlton.
The proposal: I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so John arranged for my parents and friends to come to a Harry Potter trivia night at the Victoria Freehouse one night. Before the trivia, though, we met up with my parents and his family, and were planning on going to the Impressionist exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
On the way to the museum, John asked if I wanted to take a carriage ride through historic Philadelphia. At first I said no, but changed my mind once a Cinderella carriage pulled up! We both got on, and I started getting a little suspicious. Halfway through the carriage ride we pulled over and took a walk along a street with gorgeous historical houses. We stopped in front of the amazing Physick house, where he got down on one knee and popped the question! I said yes!
The band: I don’t really have any idea of what band I like yet, but having a feeling I will lean towards sparkly! I will take any and all suggestions!
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