In March of 2010, Alex, told me that he wanted to take me on a weekend trip to Branson, MO just to get away from everything and relax.  I loved the idea, so we started making plans for our trip right away!  He had already made some plans with Jet Ski rentals and tickets to the theater.  It sounded like the trip was going to be a great weekend getaway and I couldn’t wait to go!  He told me that we would be leaving May 8, 2010 at 5:00AM.  The one thing you should know about me, is that I am not a morning person. Leaving early in the morning was not my idea of a good time, but I went along with it because it was his trip.  The alarm went off at 4:00AM Saturday May 8th, and as I was rolling out of bed Alex came in the bedroom with a huge grin on his face.  He had a Hawaiian shirt on, so I immediately thought that he was going to freeze in Branson!  My next reaction was, why in the world was he wearing that shirt?

He handed me an envelope that had the number “1” on it. I opened it, and the first page said, “Re-pack your bags were flying to Miami!” As you can imagine, I was shocked, happy, and couldn’t believe it.  Inside of the envelope he had flight tickets and a local weather schedule. I couldn’t believe that he was able to surprise me, because I am usually so hard to surprise.  While re-packing, I kept asking Alex where we were going and what was going on but he wouldn’t answer me.  So when we got to the airport, we boarded a plane to Miami!

Right before we landed, Alex handed me another envelope and this one was labeled number “2.” Inside he had information on a car rental for a Mustang convertible!! I thought something was up at this point, but he wasn’t offering up any information.  We grabbed some snacks and drinks for the road, and as we were joy riding he handed me another envelope.  This one was labeled number “3,” and it had directions to Homestead, Florida and a CD full of some Caribbean jams.  At this point, I couldn’t believe how much trouble and preparation he had put into surprising me! As soon as we hit Homestead, Florida he handed me another envelope that had the number “4” on it.  Inside he had hotel keys for one of the nicest hotels in Key West (Casa Marina)!!!  I have always wanted to go to Key West, so he got major points for this one!  I kept waiting for the next envelope, but at that point he had told me that there were no more surprises.  I was a little disappointed because I assumed he had gone through this much trouble to ask me to be his wife.  I tried to put it in the back of my head and just enjoy was he was doing for me at the time.

On May 9th, 2010, Alex wanted to have dinner on the beach near our hotel.  I was so excited for our romantic night and even wore a dress while he put on a suit.  When we got to the beach, I noticed that Alex had set up a candlelit dinner!  After dinner, he suggested that we have the waiter take a picture of our romantic evening.  As the waiter was snapping away, Alex got down on one knee and proposed!!

Inside the little blue box was the Tacori ring that I had fallen in love with from Denney Jeweler’s back in January 2010! Everyone started cheering and clapping, and they brought us champagne! I was so happy that I could barely stand! Alex went above and beyond for this proposal. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be with someone like Alex and I cannot wait to marry him!

Thank you Denney Jewelers for helping us find my dream engagement ring!

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16 comments
Kate
Kate

This is hands down one of the most thought out and romantic proposals ever! My brother did a great job!! Oh, and the ring is gorgeous too, I might add!! I can't wait to gain Amanda as my sister-in-law!! We love you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

kate
kate

This is hands down one of the most thought out and romantic proposals ever! My brother did a great job!! Oh, and the ring is gorgeous too, I might add!! I can't wait to gain Amanda as my sister-in-law!! We love you both!

Chelsea Lapolice
Chelsea Lapolice

I think that this is one of the most romantic proposals ever!! Amanda and Alex are such a great coup, and theyve bee through a lot together, and they deserve nothing but the best! Amanda is such a great person and Alex is so sweet for doing such a wonderful and romantic thing for her! =]

Marci Johnson
Marci Johnson

Amanda and Alex are meant to be together. Alex's surprise proposal showed how much he loves and cares for Amanda.

Stacy Bergen
Stacy Bergen

AMAZING story! Let's just put it this way, if my boyfriend were to propose, I wouldn't mind it going in a similar direction :) Amanda and Alex definitely deserve to win!

Pat Moultrie
Pat Moultrie

I was so happy the evening she called and said that they were engaged. They are a great couple and by the way, the ring is BEAUTIFUL. It will be an honor to have someone who served in Iraq and back home safe taking care of my grandaughter. The proposal was something you could just read about. This was real!!!!!

Julie Timmermann
Julie Timmermann

This is truly a most romantic engagement story! It sounds like every girl's dream!

Joyce Bergen
Joyce Bergen

Alex is one of the nicest guys I know and he certainly went all out to surprise Amanda. Alex is a very lucky guy to be engaged to Amanda. I have known her since she was a little girl and they are a great match. Alex certainly made his proposal a very romantic event in their lives.

Daniel Helgen
Daniel Helgen

he put alot of thought in the proposal I think they should win

Wendi Pence
Wendi Pence

WOW, this is the most romantic proposal I have ever heard!!!!! This TRUMPS the rest of them! :)

JoAnn Helgen
JoAnn Helgen

After only a few short months when Alex and Amanda started dating, Alex was called to serve in Iraq and Amanda was absolutely devasted. I knew then that they had something special. That was four years ago and we are so excited for our daughter and future son-in-law for this lifelong commitment to each other....and with such a beautiful ring I might add! Alex went to such great lengths to pull of this romantic surprise to Amanda. He even created fake email confirmations for the activities he "supposedly" had planned in Branson.....he fooled me too!

Sarah
Sarah

They are the cutest couple and are perfect for each other! Alex and Amanda should win because his proposal was well thought out and very fairy-tale endingish :)

Kasey Becker
Kasey Becker

This proposal story gave me chills. There are a lot of guys out there that try to put a lot of thought into the proposal and they end up giving in too early out of excitment. This clearly took a lot of thought and he knew his girlfriend very well to be able to pull this all off and make her the most excited person alive. I would wish this couple luck with their marriage, but through this story they will not need it, they have all the love they'll ever need! Congratulations Amanda and Alex!!

Last updated February 5, 2017