6) The Picnic

Garret and I decided to
take a weekend getaway to San Francisco and the Sonoma Valley just
to relax and have some fun together. We had been talking of getting
married after I graduated from college and I thought this trip was
going to be the big proposal that I was looking forward to. Honestly,
I thought I had him figured out.

After we arrived at our hotel we sat down to a nice dinner. The
whole time I was so nervous because I was waiting for him to "pop
the question." When dinner was over and we were back to the
hotel I was upset and I asked him why he didn’t propose to me. He
told me that he had planned to ask me to marry him on this trip,
but DCI couldn’t get the ring ready on time. I was heart broken.

On the last day of our trip we had been visiting local wineries
and it was getting late and I wanted to go to the hotel and pack
because we had an early flight. He kept saying "There is one
more I really want to go to. My boss says we have to go there!"
Eventually we were driving through grape fields and we came out
into a clearing set with a picnic of wine, cheese and chocolates.
It was beautiful. After our picnic we went on a walk through the
vineyard. I had turned around to eat a grape and when I turned back
Garret was on one knee and asked me to marry him. The sun set just
then and everything was perfect!

When we arrived home there was a big engagement party planned and
everyone was there to greet us. As it turned out, I was the only
one who didn’t know.

Allison Dumoit

Cypress, TX


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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