Not all wedding proposals are dreamlike and perfect. Going down on one knee and proposing to the love of your life can make anyone anxious and give you the jitters. Even the extensive planning and preparation can go wrong at the last minute.
If you don’t believe this then ask Matt Cawley, a 31-year-old restaurateur from Massachusetts in America. All he wanted was to surprise his girlfriend, Stacey Scanlon, a 30-year-old school teacher with a memorable wedding proposal. But things went horribly wrong for him right when he was about to ask, “Will you marry me?”
Cawley selected a family heirloom diamond engagement ring, worth approximately £ 6000 for his lover. He tied the diamond engagement ring to an oversize sand dollar (a type of marine animal species that looks like a white round coin) and placed it on the pier at a beach. In pretext of taking a stroll on the beach, Cawley took her to the pier and directed her attention to the sand dollar. But as soon she went to pick it up, the ring got detached and fell down in the rocks.
“It was the worst feeling in the world,” Cawley added. “I won’t put it up there with a death, but I was in shock.”
The beautiful engagement ring was paved with beautiful sparkling diamonds with one large diamond at the centre. It was not only beautiful but was also a part of the family heirloom. Family, friends and even strangers worked for four hours at a stretch to find the diamond ring but to no avail.
But two special women in his life saved the not-so-happy-day. His girl friend accepted his proposal despite his clumsy behaviour and his mother had insured the precious diamond ring just three days before the unfortunate incident! Lucky him!
An effort to make a replica of the heirloom diamond engagement ring is in process with the help of a jeweller before the Wedding, which Cawley is sure won’t be anywhere near to a pier!
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