Since Brilliant had been great to my family in the past, I decided to start my search there. After describing my ring thoughts to Jamie on the phone, he mentioned he had something similar in the store to show me as an example. After seeing the ring Jamie mentioned, I immediately fell in love with it. I looked around at other options and settings I thought Chelsea would like but couldn’t stop thinking about the first ring I was shown. After thinking and looking around for about 45 minutes, I realized I had to go with my gut and bought the ring Jamie set aside for me.
I planned to propose to Chelsea on our vacation in Charleston over Labor Day. The last few years we’ve gone to Charleston with friends for Labor Day and have loved it. We rented a house for the weekend and planned to go into downtown Charleston on Saturday. When we got downtown, I let Chelsea know I had surprise for her and told her I booked a hotel room in downtown Charleston for the night. I had to head down to the hotel to check in and asked her to walk with me. We checked in and headed up to our room to have a look. Chelsea opened the door to our room and saw the roses and champagne on the table. She knew what was happening at that point, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. She said yes of course. Our friends were aware I planned to propose, so we spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with them and enjoying the sun!