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The Beginning: Rachel and Christopher met in May of 2011. It was Cinco de Mayo and Rachel, who was living in Staten Island at the time with her friend Laura, was invited to a party being thrown by Laura’s company. Staten Islander’s take their holidays quite seriously and the party didn’t end with the first… read more

 The beginning: In May of 2014, Brittany and Joseph met by chance after both almost cancelled plans with their respective friends. Though she was exhausted from work, Brittany felt bad cancelling on her usual Thursday night plans with her friend and Joe’s friend Anthony refused to take no for an answer and by a stroke… read more

Gabrielle and Nicholas met in July 2009 while Gabby was working a part time job next door to a pizzeria owned by Nick’s friend. The pair were introduced by her boss at the time and Gabby says she knew Nick was the one the moment she met him. They have been together for over 7… read more

Have you ever read a Perfect Proposal story and wondered… “What happened next?” We decided to check in with some of our GP brides for our latest series: Beyond the Perfect Proposal, where we ask our brides for some words of wisdom for all our other brides to be out there. Our first Beyond bride is… read more

Gone are the days of women only lusting after the traditional round stone engagement rings. With the growing desire to wear something unique, brides-to-be everywhere are seeking out less traditional, more adventurous stones in unique, less common cuts.  We’ve rallied our GP bridal experts to round up the most popular fancy shapes in engagement rings… read more

The beginning:       Kelly and Eric have been together around 4 years. The two never should have crossed paths, but when Hurricane Sandy hit, floods displaced Kelly’s office. Because of this, she had to work in the hospital where Eric worked- proving that sometimes the even most unfortunate situations can lead to something… read more

The Beginning:         Anthony and Emanuela met each other through family members- Anthony’s nephew was dating Emanuela’s best friend. After getting to know each other through their mutual connections, it became clear that their connection was something special. They’ve been dating for four years now. The Perfect Proposal, according to Emanuela:         “It happened on… read more

So, you’re thinking about getting engaged. Time to start ring shopping… but how do you keep the proposal plans under-wrap without knowing her ring size?  Fear not, future fiancés! Gerald Peters has all the sneaky, stealthy tricks for figuring out what size her finger is without her catching on. Ask a friend/sister/mom– chances are someone… read more

The Beginning:  Meghan and Al always knew each other as kids but officially met through a mutual friend their sophomore year of high school. They began dating soon after but unlike most high school relationships, Meghan and Al’s was one to last. Meghan says that she knew early on Al was the one as they… read more

The Beginning: MaryEllen and Matthew met in 2014 the way so many people nowadays meet- online. MaryEllen, from Brooklyn, matched on okCupid with Matthew while working in Staten Island. Neither of them had ever really met in person with someone they met online but after about a month of virtual communication, the pair realized their… read more