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National Proposal Day: Shelby and John

Here at Blue Nile, we are counting down the days until National Proposal Day by sharing three sweet proposal stories from Blue Nile customers. If you’re unfamiliar, National Proposal Day is March 20, one of our most favorite days of the year because it’s specifically designated for popping the question.

Read on for Shelby and John’s story.

In Her Words

The Proposal: My fiancé, John, is an infantry officer in the army. At the time, he was going through a course called IBOLC. He invited my family and grandparents down to Fort Benning for his graduation ceremony. After the graduation ceremony, the family guided me outside for pictures with John to celebrate him. Little did I know that he had been planning our proposal for weeks. He bought nine roses for each of his buddies to give to me. (They all were in on his plan.) I was waiting for John outside and was wondering where he was. When I turned to my left, I saw one of his friends with a rose and then I noticed a whole line of them. They each walked by me handing me a rose. Once the line ended, I heard John say my name. I turned around and he was on one knee and he asked me to marry him in front of all our friends and family

The Ring: We had been looking at rings online and Blue Nile's website had such a beautiful presentation of their diamonds and it was easy to navigate through the website. You could easily pick the perfect diamond. I wanted a round diamond with a white gold band, but he was the one who picked it out.

Petite Cathedral Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold

The Wedding: Since we are a military couple, we haven't been able to set an exact date due to military training, but we have roughly set a time for the spring. We plan to be married in a church sometime in April.

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