Radcliffe Jewelers celebrates the love story and proposal of Julie and Denny—a classic story of a pharmacy-school girl crush that led to a romantic engagement upon the high seas.
How did you meet?
Denny and I both met in pharmacy school in Erie, Pennsylvania. Long story short, he thought I was crazy because I was sitting next to him giggling to girlfriends over how cute he was. I finally got the courage and invited him to my birthday celebration and, after a year of chasing him, the rest is history! We have been together since 2013 so I have been anticipating this proposal and, of course, it was nothing short of amazing.
Please describe the proposal.
Denny and I were on a cruise together and, on the second night, he took me to the fancy steak house. While at dinner, he told me since we were dressed up that we were going to have a photo shoot after dinner at the piano bar. When we got to the piano bar, it was full of at least 100 people so I said, “Denny when are these people going to leave?” And he replied, “Oh just be patient.” We stayed and continued listening to the piano player.
When the piano player began playing our song, “Can't Help Falling in Love with You” by Elvis Presley, Denny asked me to dance. We started dancing, and halfway through the song, Denny stopped and got down on one knee. I was so overwhelmed I just started crying and honestly don't ever remember him asking, “Will you marry me?” Everyone in the room clapped and cheered and it was just awesome—such a wonderful romantic proposal!
What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?
Right after we got engaged, we busted out the champagne to celebrate and then went to the casino to test out our luck! It was a wonderful night and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?
The wedding will be in September of 2018 with a “rustic romance” theme.
What is something you and your fiancé like to do together?
Denny and I are both pharmacists, so we work opposite schedules. When we have time together, we are traveling to see friends, going on vacations, or exploring more of Baltimore.
Will you be taking a honeymoon?
We will be taking a honeymoon since we absolutely love to travel! We went to St. Marteen on our cruise and fell in love with the island, so we are considering going back there. Another option is traveling to the Greek Islands because they are so beautiful, and I have never been to Europe. I am certain that we will be happy no matter where we go!
What is a fun fact about you as a couple?
Denny and I have a Bengal, an exotic house cat, named Luna and she is our baby. She truly makes us feel like a family and we would not be the same without her!