Michelle + Andrew
Andrew and I met while we were living in Athens, Georgia, attending UGA Law School. After three amazing years together, I was pretty convinced it would be another three years before he would propose. None the less, I still let him know that when the time came I wanted him to go to Jamie to design my ring. Surprisingly, Andrew was actually listening to me when I dropped my not so subtle hints.
We were headed to Clearwater Beach, Florida, for a very short vacation, and on the drive down Andrew continuously told me that we could not get engaged in the near future because we had just bought a house and all around it was just a bad time. The LAST thing I thought was going to happen Saturday morning when we arrived at our hotel was that he would drop to one knee and propose, he could not even wait until that night to do it. When he proposed I was so shocked I asked him if he was joking, but once he opened the Brilliant box I knew that ring was no joke! With Jamie’s help I was able to get the perfect man and the perfect ring!
After three years of dating, and only a little bit of nagging from my family (you know, little things like threatening to disown me), I decided it was time to ask the love of my life to marry me. Having never bought a serious piece of jewelry before, I went to Jamie. Ironically, I had met Jamie through my soon-to-be fiancé. Jamie was kind enough to answer all of my questions and meet me privately. These meetings were no easy task as I wanted to keep this a secret and Michelle’s office was just down the street from Jamie’s. On a few occasions, I drove up to Roswell and Jamie helped me hide my car so Michelle wouldn’t discover my plan. During these meetings, Jamie paid very close attention to what I wanted and helped walk me through the process of buying a setting and diamond. Added to Jamie’s problems, I wanted the ring in two weeks for a vacation Michelle and I had already planned. He said he could get it done…And he did. While driving to our hotel at the beach for vacation, I decided to have a little fun with Michelle while the ring sat in the trunk of the car. I asked her how long she’d give me to propose before she would break it off with me. She said I had a year. I smiled knowing what would happen later that day. Upon arriving at our hotel, we were served champagne as we checked in and made our way up to our room. I stepped outside on the balcony and asked Michelle to look in my bag for a leather bound book I had previously prepared for the occasion. In the book, I had written our names, the important dates throughout our relationship, and a note. Michelle was surprised and she was grinning ear to ear as she read the note and hugged me tightly, so tightly that I had to push her away a bit to get on one knee. With the waves crashing in the background, I asked Michelle to marry me and be mine. After sliding the ring on her finger and after a brief bout of complete disbelief, she said “a thousand times yes” – words I will never forget.