Surprise Valentine’s Day Proposal

Gian and Christine

She said yes! Christine Sullivan thought that she was spending Valentine’s Day just visiting The Corning Museum of Glass with Gian Mastroianni, but she had no idea that they would be leaving engaged to be married.

Said Gian, “The ring took forever to plan, but the proposal only took about a week.” With the help of Rene Miller, guest services supervisor here at the Museum, they planned the perfect spot for the proposal. “We talked and she sent pictures of different areas in the Museum, but we finally decided on the Tiffany window.”

Visiting from the Buffalo, NY area, this was the couple’s first time to the Museum. They started off the day touring the galleries and watching the Flameworking Demo. Then, with Christine unaware of Gian’s plans, they went to see the live Hot Glass Show.  With the help of the Hot Glass Show team, Christine was selected as the winner of a drawing for a piece of glass and instructed to go to the Modern Glass Gallery to claim her prize.

When Christine unwrapped her “prize,” a pink handkerchief glass vase, just like the one they had seen made at the Hot Glass Show, the ring was hidden inside.

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Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!