I first met my husband over the phone at my work. He called to speak to my boss, and I took his call because my boss was out to lunch. When I first met him, I thought he was really hot and really funny. Our first date was really fun and boozy. We went to Balthazar for steak and red wine. He forgot his wallet and I had to pay, but later on, he snuck money into my coat pocket, which was weird, but sweet too because he was genuinely embarrassed. I found him to be the nicest and kindest person. I just knew from the beginning that he had a big heart and he would always be trustworthy and nice. I knew he was the “one” when he instantly connected with my mom. They totally got along and clicked. She's a great judge of character. I was so proud of him and knew that it was a good thing that I wanted to show him off so much. The first time we said “I love you,” we were laying in bed with my dog. He said it first. I don't think I said it back right away, but I did the next time he said it. We both have parents who have been together forever, so I think we both grew up knowing we would want to be married one day. I was not surprised at all when he started talking about looking for rings, it just seemed like the natural next step.
The ring he proposed with was a memento mori ring in the shape of a skull from the 1700s. It had diamond eyes and diamond hair — just a tiny, cool bijoux. It didn't exactly say "commitment” though, as he bought it at an antique store where he learned it was worn by women who were mourning their husbands. So he decided that he wanted me to have a real stone of my choosing that we picked out together in the months following his proposal.
The proposal itself happened on a deserted beach in Mexico on New Year’s Eve. We had been dating for almost three years and we got married the following October. Click through to see Sarah and Tom's gorgeous wedding.