1) Amore' in Venice

This past October my boyfriend picked me up from work for a surprise weekend get-a-way. I figured we would go to the Appalachian Mountains for a romantic weekend but he managed to give me the biggest surprise of my life! We drove straight to the airport and the next thing I knew we were touching down in Rome, Italy!

He had spent months planning this trip,booked a beautiful hotel with a view of Vatican City, and even taught himself Italian! The whole trip was surreal. We spent the first two days touring Rome, eating great food and drinking wonderful wine. That Saturday we decided to drive 5 hours north to Venice for the day. We had lunch in St. Marks Square and strolled around Venice in awe. We found a gondolier tucked away alongside a canal and decided to go on a gondola tour. Fabio, our robust gondolier, sang us songs in Italian and told us historical facts about the city.

As we turned onto the Grand Canal, Mike turned to me and asked Fabio to take our photo-as soon as he gave his camera to the gondolier he got down on one knee and told me he loved me and wanted to spend the rest of his life with me and asked for my hand in marriage. Of course I say "YES" and Fabio got a picture of our proposal. We celebrated our engagement that evening with a nice dinner outside of a restaurant tucked away in the heart of the city. We flew out that Monday to return home. My fiance made not one but 2 of my dreams come true, a trip to Rome topped off with a romantic proposal!

I hope you have enjoyed our story as much as I love telling it!


Proposal Story By:

Cierra Walker

Virginia Beach, VA


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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