Sylvie Bride Spotlight: Justina M.

Meet our Sylvie Bride, Justina! She and David are the perfect example of a “boy meets girl” love story, and their proposal is incredibly heartwarming. Congratulations on your engagement, Justina and David!

How They Met

Dave and I used to see each other on the train every morning, but neither of us would say hello to each other because we were too shy.  On December 13, 2014 we both ended up at a mutual friend’s holiday party in New York City. I could not believe my eyes!  I remember I turned to my friend and said to her “I know that guy and I like him”. She responded and said, “You don’t even know him”.  I said “Yes, I do know him, I see him almost every day on the train, but we have never talked before”. We introduced ourselves to each other and hit it off immediately.  We both felt like we knew each other our whole lives!



When She Knew He Was “The One”

The moment I met David I knew he was the one for me.  I know it sounds corny, but when you know someone is the one for you – you just know. We have many favorite stories together.  One of my favorites was about 3 months into dating and I got really sick.  I have a lot of food allergies and I used to eat things I shouldn’t eat because who doesn’t want to try foods they can’t eat – am I right? I was up all-night sick as a dog. Dave stayed up with me all night holding me and taking care of me. He never complained once throughout the night and was truly my rock and has been ever since. He didn’t even sleep and still went to work the next day. I knew the day I met him that he was the one but I knew from that day in particular that he was truly the man of my dreams. He is everything I could ever want in a partner, a best friend and soon-to-be husband.


Dave would always tell me that one day he was going to make me his wife. Sometimes, we would be watching television and he would get down on one knee with a ring pop in his hand.  I would just stare at him and laugh – he has a goofy side!  The day we met, he went home and told his roommates whom he was living with at the time that he was in love and found the one. On December 13,2014 – we both knew we were going to spend the rest of our lives together and become husband and wife one day.


The Proposal

We always like to go for walks near the beach.  Rain, shine, warm or cold, we still go since it is one of our favorite things to do. We went to my favorite places in my hometown in Connecticut called the “Seawall”. I used to come here a lot, especially when my aunt passed away – it was a great place to meditate, and Dave knew this place was extremely special to me.


He proposed on Saturday, December 23, 2017.  It was pouring out and Dave asked me if I wanted to get out of the car and get some fresh air.  I told him when we got out of the car that he is the only person I would walk in the pouring rain for – not knowing what was coming next.  We walked along the beach just talking.  I was so oblivious as to what was going on because this is something we would always do. We started walking back on the beach to head back to the car when Dave grabbed my hand and said “Wait, I have to ask you something”. He got down on one knee in the pouring rain and asked me to be his wife. I honestly could not tell you what he said because I was crying tears of happiness. It was the best day of my entire life – when he opened the ring box and put the ring on my finger I couldn’t believe this ring was mine. I kept asking him if I really get to keep it!



The Ring

Dave bought the ring at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry in Connecticut. Leslie helped him find the perfect ring and the staff were all so wonderful. Sylvie Collection caught his eye immediately, and the rest is history!


My ring is style S1093, the classic solitaire engagement ring. It is so perfect—it’s the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen! It exceeded my expectations, and I receive so many compliments on it all the time! I can’t stop looking at it! I would absolutely recommend Sylvie Collection—and Rumanoff’s—to all my friends!


I would highly recommend Rumanoff’s and the Sylvie Collection to my friends !  It’s so perfect ! It exceeded my expectations – it’s the most beautiful ring I have ever seen.  I have received so many compliments on it!


We’re so happy for you Justina and David! Congratulations and thank you for choosing Sylvie Collection!



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