A Diamond Ring for Christmas

A Diamond Ring for Christmas

Picture yourself as an college freshman from New York studying abroad in London.  While some of you could easily acclimate to this setting, I on the other hand didn’t leave California until I was almost 23!  This was not the case for our adventurous bride Sarah, who met her husband abroad and convinced him to follow his heart across the pond.

We asked Sarah to share her unique love story with the Veil Of Grace family, so without further ado here is Sarah’s story in her own words.

“Alex and I met my freshman year of college. I was studying abroad in London at the time. I was a huge fan of the TV show Supernatural and heard that there was going to be a convention for fans in the area. None of my friends at school wanted to go with me, so I ended up meeting some people online who would be going. The first night of the event we were walking to register and the girls I’d come with kept talking about some friend they called ‘Captain’. I thought that sounded like a ridiculous nickname but I was curious to meet this person. As we came into the building someone came bounding over to greet us. He gave hugs to the other girls then turned to me and said, in a gorgeous Scottish accent, “You must be the American.” That was the first time I met Alex. We had a great time that weekend and went on to build a friendship before we eventually started dating long distance, him in Scotland and me in New York.

At the time we were still in a long distance relationship. He was visiting California to meet my family for the first time and spend Christmas with us. For Christmas, he gave me a Cryptex; a small puzzle box with a five letter password that I would have to figure out to get my gift. He started me off with one clue but I hadn’t put it together yet. After the holiday we made plans to drive out to Vegas because Alex had never been and I love it there. The first night we had a beautiful dinner at a fancy steakhouse and my parents both gave him the seal of approval. After dinner my parents went to bed and we went to spend some time out on the strip. We ended up in front of the fountains at the Bellagio during one of the shows. I had the puzzle box with me, and there on the strip he gave me the last clue and I figured it out. I opened the box and out popped a beautiful ring. He proposed, and I said yes. :)”

We also asked Sarah to share any advice she had for future brides.  I think you’ll agree, the best advice for anything is trust your gut and follow your heart!

“Be true to yourself! Everyone around you will have a lot of opinions on what your day ‘should’ be like. It is good to take advice, but at the end of the day you and your future spouse should always do what is right for the two of you, not anyone else. This definitely applies to your hair and makeup!”

What a beautiful woman and memorable story.  Congratulations you two, we wish you all the best!



Veil Of Grace Bridal Beauty Team

Bridal Airbrush Makeup: Magali | Bridal Hairstyling: Jennifer

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Eric Killingsworth Photography | Coordination: Tricia Dahlgren Events | Venue: Newhall Mansion, Piru, CA

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