In today’s fast-paced world it’s rare to sit down for a coffee with someone for more than fifteen minutes, let alone six whole hours! That’s the amount of time recently engaged couple Heather and RJ spent with one another during their first coffee date three and a half years ago. After meeting, these New Jersey lovebirds immediately hit it off during what they both thought would just be a quick light-hearted meeting.
Eight months prior to their proposal, RJ began planning the big day, incorporating Heather’s Christmas gift in the planning. For Christmas 2015, his present to Heather was a series of hand painted watercolor paintings he had done of different dates that the two of them would go on over the next year. Some of the dates were things Heather knew about ahead of time but RJ kept a few secret from her.
One mystery date, in the month of August, was a scavenger hunt that RJ planned with another couple, boys vs. girls. It started at the location of their first date and led Heather on a hunt with clues along the way. The last clue brought Heather to a park that the two had visited on Mother’s Day with their families. That clue held the treasure of a gold ‘love’ charm by Helen Ficolra, one of Heather’s favorite designers. After she opened the charm she was so excited about the gift she accidentally dropped in under the gazebo she was standing in! Luckily, she was able to retrieve it and added the charm to her necklace. Once the necklace was on Heather’s friend blindfolded her and led her down a garden path.
At the end of the path RJ waited, and when Heather’s blindfold was removed he proposed to her with a beautiful center round cut diamond in a vintage setting. The timeless ring look perfectly captured Heather’s personality. Heather will be using her great grandmother’s wedding ring as her wedding ring, which will go beautifully with the engagement ring.
RJ and Heather will be getting married at the gorgeous Laurita Winery in New Egypt, NJ on September 9, 2017.
Congrats Heather and RJ on your #GreatEngagement!