Here at HelloBeautiful we just love celebrating Black love. Each week we profile newly engaged couples as they describe the moment he decided to “Put A Ring On It”.
About a year ago, Valerie’s younger cousin got married. After that she started taking me to jewelry stores and sending pictures of the style of ring she preferred and I knew it was time to ask! I knew she was the one — that was simple, but I was extremely nervous ask her. The proposal happened at my house and when I remembered how much that ring cost, it motivated me to go for it despite my nerves.
Valerie, my fiancé, is very hard to surprise since she wants to be hands-on with everything and do it herself, pulling this off was a challenge. It was our anniversary and we just finished having dinner when I told her that her gift was at my apartment. As we entered I asked had her close her eyes and when I told her to open them, I was on my knee with the ring. She thought she would be getting a Wii, but I think this gift was way better.
The funny thing is, the ring I proposed with was not the original ring I planned on giving her. The original ring was gold with a diamond in the middle, but she sent me a picture of what she wanted, I was lucky enough to be able to exchange her.
Valerie, you are the greatest fiancé and future wife this Haitian gentleman could ever dream to have, thank you!
I have known Gardy for over twelve years. I met him when I was 13 years old playing with my little cousins. Who would have known we would be getting married!?
Here’s a little secret, my cousin recently married and Gardy thought that after the marriage happened I would start pressuring him on our engagement. But this is not true one bit, he had already purchased the ring because he was ready, though I know he’s going to tells the story differently.
Even though we had spoken about marriage, the day that he proposed still left me surprised. We had just finished having dinner for our anniversary and I was ready to call it a night. Gardy said before he took me home we had to go by his apartment so that he could give me his gift. For a long time I hinted that I wanted a Wii, so I was sure that’s what I was getting.
Once we got inside his apartment, Gardy told me to close my eyes. A few seconds later he told me to face him and open my eyes. There was no Wii but Gardy was on his knee with a ring. My first reaction was: “What are you doing?”
He asked me to marry him and I said “yes!” The ring he also proposed with was the exact ring I showed him. I love you Gardy!
Valerie and Gardy plan on having their marriage ceremony in 2013; congrats on the celebratory black love!
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