1) Blue Plate Cafe

On our first date Megan and I went to the Blue Plate Cafe where we painted some ceramics to be glazed and put in a kiln. On that day one year later, I asked Megan if she wanted to eat at Fire and Ice in Middlebury to celebrate our one year anniversary. I had already planned on Megan saying yes so I made reservations for one of our favorite restaurants ahead of time. We had been here before on Megan’s birthday and the wait staff came out with dessert singing “Happy Birthday” to her and took a picture of the embarrassing moment.

So we arrived at the restaurant and I told Megan
I had some coffee samples to drop off (good thing I sell coffee
for a living) and I brought in a box of coffee to give to the restaurant.
Buried under coffee at the bottom of the box were some directions
along with a plate. A plate that I had painted bright blue a few
weeks prior at the Blue Plate Cafe. We enjoyed a great meal and
we decided to split a Frozen Mud Pie for dessert. As the waitress
walked to our table with the dessert I was relieved to recognize
my blue plate under the pie we ordered.

Megan commented on how
much she liked the plate as the waitress put it down in front of
her and I tried not to smile. So a very painful 15 minutes passed
on as I watched the slowest eater on earth attempt to tackle this
frozen mud pie. I was eating too, but not enjoying the dessert
as I was working. My job was to keep the fudge and melting ice
cream away from the center of the plate without being caught.

finally it happened, Megan was grabbing another fork full when
she noticed her name in the center of the plate. She pushed the
dessert to the side and read “Megan Will U Marry Me”. She was suddenly overwhelmed with emotion and covered her bright red face. Now that she receive written warning, I decided to ask her verbally to marry me and she answered “Of Course!” while still covering her face. So… I waited patiently on one knee with a ring in my hand for her to open her eyes, or should I say the rest of our life.

Proposal Story By:

Ryan Emmons


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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