4)Not Just Yet

This proposal hasn’t happened yet, but when it does, it’s sure to be amazing. Here is what I’m going to do to propose my girlfriend, Amy:

On a particular night, I will stay at her apartment, and will plan on driving her to work the next day (this is common). We’ll go out to dinner, just to get her out so that her roommate can pack a suitcase for a few days worth of clothes.  As she’s taking her morning shower, I’ll run the suitcase out to my car. The morning will go as it normally

does, until she notices that we’re not driving into the direction of her work, we’re off to the airport instead (work already knows, and has given her the next two days off). She’ll be confused, but when I tell her to trust me, she’ll probably just get anxious (she hates being late to work).  Her birthday is that weekend, so when we get to the airport, I’ll explain that I’ve made arrangements with her boss and that I’m taking her away for 2 nights for her birthday (to disuade her from the reality).  This is all important, because if she knows she’s taking a day off, she kills herself working so hard the day before, and it really stresses her out sometimes. We’ll fly into Denver, and drive west to Bachelor’s Gulch to spend 3 nights at the Ritz-Carlton, a beautiful and secluded resort, just outside of Vail, CO.

The next day, I have already planned our own personal chef to meet us at a historic cabin nearby. There, he will prepare 2 Rueban sandwiches, her favorite all-time sandwich (the only item on the specially made menu that I’ve made for her). After the chef finishes cooking for us, he will then leave the cabin and as he walks out, will place several heart-shaped boxes that contain momentos of our time together along a wooded path, such as champagne corks we’ve saved, movie tickets, game tickets, etc,. Along the path, hanging on a particular tree, which we’ll have labeled "The Byrne Family Tree" (my last name), Amy will find a specailly made card for her.  When she finishes reading it and turns around she will find me on one knee with her engagement ring, where I will ask her to stand beside me in marriage for the rest of our lives.  (I hope the chef is a good


In the future, I hope to donate a beatiful bench in that spot near the tree, dedicated to all those who have found their true love. It can be a special place for couples to sit and reflect on how lucky they are to have each other.

Wish me luck!

Proposal Story By:

Michael Byrne

Danvers, MA


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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