Alisen & Mark

How did you two meet?
Mark and I met in 2014, through mutual friends, at Mark's going away party. In the few years that Mark was away, he would come back on occasion to visit friends. I always thought he was cute, had a great sense of humor and was just a good person. In January of 2017, Mark announced that he was moving back in San Diego, and upon his return in March, I asked him out for happy hour. He thought it was purely a friendly meet-up, but his friends set him straight, that this was more than just friends. He is one of the best men that I know, is my best friend, and the perfect person for me. I am one lucky gal.

How long have you and your fiance been together?
Six years

When was the proposal?
March 21, 2023

Where did you pop the question?
My bucket list trip has always been to Italy. In the Fall of 2022, we booked a trip to March in 2023. After 5 days in Rome, we headed up to Tuscany, where Mark popped the question on a gorgeous hotel balcony, overlooking the mountains around us.

Describe the proposal in 3 words:
Magical, breathtaking, surreal

Describe the ring:
Gorgeous diamond solitaire ring, in white gold, with alternating sapphires and diamonds on the side. I had this ring designed with one of the jewelers at Ben Garelick.

What is your engagement ring style number?
Custom Design Style S3916

What was the first thing you thought when you saw the ring in person?
I designed the ring myself and when Mark proposed, I was in awe of its beauty. I am still getting compliments.

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