Congratulations to another beautiful Sylvie Bride, Marissa! What started out as a high-school romance between her and Mike blossomed into something more beautiful than they could have imagined. Keep reading to find out how he proposed, and to learn about Marissa’s gorgeous customized Sylvie Collection engagement ring!
How They Met
In high school, Mike would have wood-shop in the classroom next to my art class and we would always pass by each other when the bell rang. I was a freshman and he was a junior. Even though we went to the same high school, we didn’t know each other until we met that summer at a carnival in August of 2010—we were just 15 and 16 years old. I was there with my girlfriends, and Mike was there with his friends. We had mutual friends from that group and all met up that night at the carnival. My girlfriends and I were going on a ride, and I asked Mike to hold my phone and dangly earrings so I could go on the ride without losing all my stuff. I’m sure he thought I was a little crazy, but he held my stuff anyways (What a guy!). It was such a fun night! Later that night, we exchanged phone numbers and after that we pretty much spent the rest of the summer together, and started dating shortly after.
When She Knew He Was “The One”
It may sound cliché, but I just always knew that Mike would be the one I would spend forever with, even from the day we met. We had the chance to grow up together, accomplish milestones together, and that is something I am so thankful for. He’s been there for everything, he is my best friend.
If I had to pick a moment where I knew we would be together forever, it would be the time he surprised me at one of my cheer-leading competitions back in high school. I was so happy to see him there! I remember when I got off the mat, I ran over to him and he told me that he was going to marry me someday. And all these years later, here we are, planning our wedding! It’s the best feeling.
On New Years’ Eve, Mike told me we were going ice skating with my family. We skated around a few times, trying to keep warm. After a few laps, Mike passed me over to my mom, while him and my dad skated away. I figured he and my dad were tired of slowly skating around with my mom and I, while we tried not to fall. In that time, my mom distracted me while my dad handed Mike the ring. I had no idea what was going on!
After the exchange, Mike skated up to me and grabbed my hand, and we skated around together. He mentioned how 2018 was going to be a great year and I agreed. Suddenly, he spun me around and said “well, there’s one more thing I want to do before 2018” and reached into his pocket, and began to get down on one knee. I immediately realized what was happening and instantly started crying! He said, “Will you marry me?” But I don’t think I even let him finish saying that before shouting out “YES!”. Everyone around us cheered and clapped, and my parents skated over to hug us and see the ring! Mike also pointed out that there was a photographer on the side taking pictures of the entire thing, and I cried some more happy tears! It was a dream come true!
One day, my best friend and I were having our usual girls day, filled with lunch and shopping. We happened to stop into Providence Diamond, just to take a look. We thought it would be fun to look at engagement rings and maybe try some on. I was immediately drawn to the Sylvie Collection by their uniqueness and incredible attention to detail.
Originally, I chose a simple Sylvie diamond oval ring with a single halo and diamonds around the band. However, when the time came, my fiancé actually designed my Sylvie ring with a combination of details from other rings that I also loved. My ring is a Sylvie white gold, double halo engagement ring, with diamonds in the band (Style no. S1086).
I love everything about my ring! I love how it is so unique, and classic. It stands out! But what I love most, is that my fiancé picked it out and customized it to be the ring I’ve always dreamed of!
Congratulations again, Marissa and Mike! We wish you all the love and happiness going forward!