Sarah and Jeremy – Seattle, WA
Sarah and Jeremy met on Match.com, almost by accident. Jeremy came across Sarah’s profile before having paid for the service, and added her to his “Favorites” so he could find her again when he looked. Little did he know that Match then sent Sarah an email telling her that Jeremy had just “favorited” her, so she emailed him to ask why he didn’t at least say “hi”! Jeremy paid his Match dues, and they promptly began emailing back and forth, meeting for the first time in person a couple of weeks later. They were compatible on more levels than they ever could have imagined, even down to the fact that they share the same birthday!
When Jeremy knew that he wanted to propose, he went to Arizona to meet with her family and get their blessing. He was also lucky enough to get his hands on Sarah’s grandmother’s diamond ring! However, the ring itself was more of a “cocktail ring”, which wouldn’t work for Sarah in a classroom environment (she was teaching 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade special education). Jeremy brought the ring back to Seattle, and took it into the Seattle Belltown EE Robbins right away. Jeremy had been referred to Kim Todd through a friend, and with the advice of Kim and one of Sarah’s friends who discretely came along, EE Robbins helped Jeremy design a new engagement ring which featured her grandmother’s center stone.”The level of expertise and personal attention made this experience one of the most confident and satisfying shopping experiences I’ve ever gone through. Kim was wonderful, and I’m constantly going out of my way to refer business to EE Robbins whenever I can!”
Jeremy wanted to make the proposal special, so he picked the spot where he and Sarah were supposed to have gone on their second date (but got there after they’d locked the doors)…the Seattle Aquarium. He arranged to have a group of mutual friends invite them to tag along on an aquarium visit, and then surprised her during the main diving show where the scuba diver feeds the fish while talking to the audience. As the diver reached for the fish food, she instead brought out a sign that she pressed right up against the glass in front of Sarah. “You’re the Only Fish in the Sea,” it read on the front, then “Sarah, Will You Marry Me?” Sarah looked over at Jeremy in surprise, only to be distracted by the miniature lightbulb inside the EE Robbins ring box (to illuminate the ring in case the aquarium was too dark) before she could give him an answer!
Sarah and Jeremy have been featured as one of the success stories on Match.com, and were invited back into the Seattle Aquarium after regular hours to hold a special engagement photo shoot. Some of those pictures are featured here. They will be getting married on January 19, 2013 at Blue Ribbon Cooking on Lake Union in Seattle.
Engagement photos courtesy of Reema Al-Zaben photography @ reemaalzaben.com