1) Caribbean Connection

My wife, Simone, is Jamaican and I am an American. We fell in love talking over the internet and the phone. After about 7 months of dating I saved enough money to go visit(and pay the phone bill). It was my first big trip out of the country by myself. I was eighteen at the time, and I was extremely nervous how things would go face to face.

 Upon arrival I didn’t know what to expect. What if things didn’t work out, would I spend my week alone? When I finally laid eyes on her It was like a whole new kind of love at first sight. We threw our arms around eachother and could not keep our lips apart during the drive to the hotel.;) The week was better then I ever expected and it would not be my last time in jamaica..

The next time I returned I had planned a surprise visit with Simone’s sister in law, Nicki. The night before leaving I joked with Simone on the phone that it would be months before we would see eachother again. She had no idea about what we had planned. Nicki picked me up at the airport and we went to a restaurant where Simone was waiting for a ride. I hid behind a wall and waited for her to come out. When she did I ran up and surprised her by lifting her off the ground into my arms. She was so surprised she was speechless and even dropped her phone! When we got home I wasted no time in proposing to her. I took out the ring I had saved every last dollar for, got down on one knee, and she said yes. However, the marriage process was complicated and we could not get married until the last day of my visit. We had no time together as newly weds except for the ride to the airport.

I recently returned from a 2 month stay/honeymoon and we are now expecting our first baby in May 2008. I am back in the states and she is still in jamaica(the visa process is also very complicated and expensive!). We are both now 22. I plan on getting a bachelors in science and attending dentistry school. Winning this would be amazing because we could invest the money from the diamonds into so many things.

My wife and I would like to thank whoever votes for our proposal from the bottom of our hearts!!


Proposal Story by:

Patrick Wiedmayer

Kalamazoo, MI


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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