How the Hudson Valley Gets Engaged. Literally.

Posted on: October 15, 2017

When your mom runs the office of a jewelry store, you tend to spend a good portion of your formative years there. When you spend that kind of time surrounded by cases, and cases, annnnnd cases of sparkly gems, you tend to gravitate toward the sparkliest cases of all –bridal. That much 'research' can only mean one thing, when the time comes, well, she'll be ready. Our very own miss Gracie, daughter of the woman behind the curtain, knew exactly what she wanted, whether it was in a person, or a diamond.

She met Luke in college, where they both shared roles within Student Government. He fit the bill perfectly. He is handsome, generous, kind, sweet, honest, respectful, funny. They began to date and a few months in realized that this was it, they’d each met the one. Five years, so much Chinese food and every episode of The Walking Dead later…

“I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

An important thing to know about Luke, he always treats Gracie like a princess. Selecting a ring fit for such, would normally have been quite an undertaking. Thankfully, his bride-to-be had spent, ohhhh, I don’t know, her   l i f e t i m e, picking one out. The ring decision sorted, and with the blessings of her parents gotten, he would still need to come up with a perfect proposal, and somehow keep it a surprise. Family is very important to Gracie and he wanted to include as much of hers as he could. Which meant doing it while the two of them vacationed in Italy was out. Easter dinner at her aunt’s house, however, was perfect. Just as everyone was about to dine, setting aside his nervousness, he stood up to tell them just how much being made to feel as part of the family meant to him… annnnnd that he wanted to make it official. Amidst the screams of surprise and happy crying, Luke got on one knee and presented Gracie with THE ring, the one she’d tried on time after time dreaming of this very moment.

Oh, Hearts On Fire, you've gone and done it again.

Amidst continued screams of surprise and happy crying (she's Italian, it happens), Gracie said yes. Cue the celebration... and champagne!

It is something extra special when one of our own finds the love of their life. Gracie and Luke’s happiness means so much to everyone here and we continue to wish them nothing but the best as they begin this next chapter of their lives as husband and wife.

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