Welcome to our new feature on the Blue Nile blog! The Daily Sparkle is where we'll be sharing heartfelt stories from our customers that illustrate the enduring power of love. We're talking to so many people who are finding innovative and inspiring ways to celebrate during this uncertain time, and we are humbled and excited to help you bring your plans to life. Got a story of your own? We'd love to hear how you're celebrating. Email Joy@bluenile.com and we might just feature you in our next post.
Kat + Lauren: Because Love Can't Wait
Kat in New Hope, Pennsylvania shared this story with us and we're excited to share it with you. Here's how the proposal went down in Kat's own words:
KAT PLANS THE PERFECT PROPOSAL FOR LAUREN
"I had a meticulously organized proposal planned in New Hope, PA. I rented a farm so our families could celebrate all together after I popped the question on the New Hope - Lambertville Bridge.
That was the plan anyway."
A GLOBAL PANDEMIC CALLS FOR SOME TOUCH CHOICES
"Once the COVID-19 pandemic escalated I cancelled everything, told folks to refund flights, etc. Lauren and I take seriously the responsibility of social distancing in order to keep ourselves and others safe. So, though it was a tough choice, I knew it was the right choice.
So, I was down but not out!"
THE PERFECT RING WAS READY FOR THE PROPOSAL
"I'd already purchased Lauren's ring from Blue Nile. We love that your jewelry is ethically sourced with materials obtained in a manner that meets the highest human rights, social, and environmental criteria.
I had the ring. CHECK.
I had the flowers redirected to our home. CHECK.
I had the fams on standby for a Skype chat. CHECK."
NEW PLANS WERE MADE TO PROPOSE ON THE BEACH
"Here at our home in Annapolis we're fortunate to have the Chesapeake Bay a few blocks away.
So I got Lauren flowers and some candles and took her to our beach and asked if she'd be up for spending the rest of her life with me.
A YES FOR THE YES
"We got home and Lauren played a video of her siblings, nephews, and nieces asking me to be a part of the family and she proposed back. And I said yes back obviously.
This pandemic has brought such pain, loss, and devastation. Now, more than ever, these lives of ours feel so fleeting. I didn't have it in me to hold back the love I have for Lauren and the promise of my lifelong commitment to that love. So I didn't. ♥"
Congratulations Kat and Lauren! We wish you all the best. Your story is an inspiration and we are so grateful to you for sharing it with us.