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!

6 comments
Charlene McCloud
Charlene McCloud 5pts

Congratulations, you two! How exciting. Your Mom just called me to tell me where to look. I will call you soon. Love, Grandma

Tami
Tami 5pts

Congratulations to Gian and Christine! What a beautiful location for a proposal. Wishing you a lifetime of smiles and hearts!

Judia
Judia 5pts

Congratulations! How romantic!

Gian Mastroianni
Gian Mastroianni 5pts

We had a fantastic time! I am quite sure we will return with special memories. :)

Maria Luden
Maria Luden 5pts

How sweet..*sigh* and romantic :) lucky girl.

Kristy
Kristy 5pts

Happiness and Congratulations to the Happy couple. Very nice choice indeed for the proposal. My home town and glass center.. May they come back and visit often...