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ResizedImage951384632053317-1Scott and I met at work. He was 1st store assistant manager and i was deli supervisor. We have both had our shares of bad relationships. I had finally given up as I thought I would never find a good man. Scott had been married and divorced 3 times. So we started talking and went to lunch together .  He is so much fun to be around, he makes my worries disappear.  After a few times of spending time together we decided to give love another try!

When we first started dating, Scott told me he would probably never get married again (I have never been married so that broke my heart). After about 7 months of being a couple we decided to move into our new home together.  At about 10 months, we were walking through Lowe’s and Scott said, “You know I’ve decided…” and I said, “on what?” and he said, “on getting married again.” I was thinking, “Wow I’ve changed his mind after being hurt so many times.” It made me feel so good that i changed his mind! 

Than he said, “On one condition.” and I was thinking, “Oh no”. Then he said the woman would have to ask him! So 4 days after our 1 year anniversary of being a couple on March 17,2013 St.Patricks Day, I put a rose, rose petals and a note on our bed.  When Scott walked in our room he started reading the note. It said how much he means to me and that I don’t want to live my life without him, he is my dream come true!

He turned and said, “That’s so sweet” and went to give me a hug. I had his ring in my hand and I froze. There was more I wanted to say but all that came out was, “Baby will you marry me?” and he said, ” Are you serious?”  and grabbed the ring. I was scared and shaking but of course he said, “Yes!”

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Tiffanee and I have been together for three years, one of which was long-distance. It’s crazy, but we both grew up in Quincy a block away from each other, and I was friends with her cousin, but we didn’t know of one another. She moved from Quincy when she was in high school, and I left Quincy when I enlisted in the Army. I was visiting my parents in Quincy in 2009 and my friend decided to play matchmaker, calling his cousin in Jacksonville to come over.

We met and liked each other, but I was living in Arizona and went back home. We started talking to each other on the phone but I didn’t visit Illinois again until the next year. Our first date was at Busch Stadium at a Cardinals/Cubs game- naturally, we are fans of rival teams! I still had to go back to Arizona, but we continued talking on the phone and learning about each other. I decided I needed to move back to Illinois, and we ended up at Busch Stadium again right after I moved back- where I finally got to tell her I was in love with her. 

We talked casually about getting married every now and then the past six months or so- really it was her dropping casual “hints” every now and then! Tiffanee had even given me a “hint” of a ring that she had found out shopping one day and loved. I wanted to surprise her with an engagement though, and took her sister ring shopping. We went to the store that I had the “hint” for. Once we got there and were looking at it, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it. I didn’t love the ring, and the atmosphere didn’t feel right. Tiffanee’s sister suggested we run over to Denney Jewelers instead, and right when I opened the door there, I felt totally at ease- even though I had a ring to pick out! Cathy helped me find the perfect ring for Tiffanee and I started planning the perfect way to give it to her.

Tiffanee loves holidays and Easter was right around the corner. Her parents and sisters knew of my plans for the day, and actually managed to keep a secret! We went to church and then out for breakfast. When we got home, I told her she had to find Easter eggs I had hidden. The first was in the kitchen, and had a paper in it that said “Let’s”. The second was in the laundry room and had a paper in it that said “go get”.  The third was in the bedroom and had a paper in it that said “married”- and the perfect diamond ring! I have never seen her so surprised- she actually told me after that she was wondering what I wanted to go get before she got to the last egg! We both started crying because we were so happy and called our family with the news- we sure had fun showing the family the ring at our Easter dinner. We’re busy now planning our wedding- all with the girl I didn’t know that lived a block away from me in a different city twenty years ago!

 

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Congratulations Allison and Todd

Most Romantic Couple 2013

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 http://romance.denneyjewelers.com/2012/08/08/allison-and-todd/

Each month we get such beautiful stories and we wish all the couples the very best.  We enjoy each of your stories so much and it is amazing how many different and special ways there are to show someone how much they mean to you. Thank you to all of our nominees for Sharing the Love….and your story.  We wish you all the best . Be sure to submit your romantic jewelry presentation story and Share the Love!  We are looking for all kinds of special moments when jewelry was given to the one you love.  We look forward to another year filled with LOVE!

 

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Congratulations Melissa and Tony

People’s Choice 2013

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The People’s Choice Winner is decided based on the number of votes each couple gets on both our website stories and our facebook posts.  Congratulations to Melissa and Tony, our record breaking couple for the year! Read their story at http://romance.denneyjewelers.com/2012/06/01/melissa-and-tony/

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We are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Most Romantic Couple.  We want to hear your story of a romantic story celebrating a new baby, engagement, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Birthday or “Just Because”.

Fine jewelry represents our love, our appreciation, our excitement, and our lives. We are proud to help you select something that will remind you of these moments forever and we remind you that a special presentation makes your jewelry more meaningful to the one you love.

Share the Love and you could be selected as a monthly finalist and win a $100 Denney Jewelers gift certificate.  The 2014 Most Romantic Couple will be selected at our Valentine Ball on Saturday, February 8th and will win a gift basket complete with a 24K Rose, Crown, $500 gift certificate to Denney Jewelers and other gifts.  Our People’s Choice winner is the couple that gets the most votes on their page at romance.denneyjewelers.com  as well as Facebook comments linked to our page. Every nominee will be recognized, so save the date, share the love, and submit your story today!

Looking forward to a year filled with Love!

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rubyringI had always been frustrated with my husband’s lack of enthusiasm for Valentine’s Day, meaning a card given halfheartedly was the most I could expect. But since he was a wonderful, loving husband and father and did nice things for me all year, I really couldn’t complain.

However, last Valentine’s Day, as my co-workers received flowers, candy, and romantic cards from their husbands and boyfriends, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for myself. Sue just got flowers . . . Becky just got a balloon bouquet . . . oooh, and a candy bouquet for Sara!  I decided to take a quick break and go for a walk to blow off a little steam. It was near lunchtime; maybe I’d treat myself to a special Valentine’s Day lunch.

As I walked out the door of my office building, a hand reached out and touched my arm, and there stood my husband, Richard, smiling with the pleasure of a small child. “Honey,” he said, “this ring is for you. Happy Valentine’s Day. I love you.”

He presented me with a beautiful red ruby ring surrounded with diamonds.

“But, Richard, you don’t believe in Valentine’s Day!” I squeaked as I put the ring on and held it out in the sun light to admire it.

“No, honey, that’s not really true.  I’ve just been saving up for something really special!”

 

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Engagement Photo 1Christy and I have had a very blessed relationship. For starters, we met in a very special way. We each had a profile on a dating website, and after we swapped contact information, we ended up talking on the phone for seven-and-a-half hours the first night! Neither of us had ever been on the phone for half that long before, so we both knew that we had just found something special.

Another blessing we have is shared interests. Christy and I both love the outdoors. We have always enjoyed walking, hiking, and swimming together. We also love to kayak. There is a beautiful lake near Litchfield, IL where Christy and I get together to kayak. We scheduled a kayak date in early June, and she brought up her two single-seat kayaks. We paddled around Yaeger Lake for a few hours, enjoying the scenery, the wildlife, and the exercise. We even saw a bald eagle perched on a branch by its nest! As far as afternoon kayak trips go, this was almost as good as it gets.

As dates go, it wasn’t my favorite. There was something missing. We were in separate boats going separate directions at separate speeds… there was very little unity. I didn’t tell her about the issue, since it wasn’t very important at the time. However, that day, as we pulled the boats onto the shore, I decided how I was going to propose…

A few months later, Christy and I went to southern Wisconsin together for a short vacation with my family. We stayed in a cottage on a gorgeous little lake. Early Monday morning, Christy and I went kayaking again. This time, we were in a two-seat kayak. We launched the boat into Rock Lake and began paddling.

Right away, we ran into some trouble—the boat was turning a little to one side without our help. We had to talk about the problem and compensate to overcome it. We also had to get used to one another. With some effort and communication, it didn’t take long before we were paddling at the same speed, going in the same direction, and working toward the same goal. There were even times when, stroke for stroke, our paddles were perfectly synchronized. We loved it!

Engagement Photo 2After we had circled the whole lake, we pulled the kayak up onto the shore and walked to breakfast at a local café. When we finished eating, we walked through the park downtown. We quietly strolled along, enjoying the morning air. After a while, I sat down with her on a bench and we began talking about that morning’s kayak trip, and about how much we had both enjoyed it.

Finally, I confessed to her about how I had disliked the kayak date a few months before. I compared the two trips, explaining how odd it felt to be working separate like we had been in Yaeger Lake, but also how wonderful it felt to be working together like we had been in Rock Lake. I told her that the unity we had experienced that morning was like the unity I wanted to have with her for the rest of our lives—through both the easy times and the struggles, we’ll always work together to get through.

I knelt down on one knee and presented the ring. “I love you. Will you marry me?”

She was nodding yes before I said “Wil…” and she shouted, “Of course I will!”

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 319480_506038429410076_1190628031_nWe were talking about our Easter plans and we had decided to stay in Illinois. We spent the past year in Nebraska with his family, and would be traveling back more than once during the Summer.  I wanted to make this Easter really special since I knew that Jarrod would be missing his family.  Little did I know that he was busy planning this to be the most special Easter of all!

He suggested we plan our own little Easter egg hunt the Friday before Easter around the house here where we live.  It’s a tradition in his family and I just figured he wanted to have a little of back home here for the holiday.  I thought it was a really cute idea and we could get really creative.  I also thought what would make the night even more special would be for me to make the first meal I ever made him. No wonder he fell right in love with me right?! 😉

After dinner he was cleaning up and I got my eggs ready to hide.  Now here is something funny!  We BOTH kind of did the same thing!  I put his favorite Easter candy (skittles and starburst jelly beans) in the eggs with little messages to him in them.  I did 6 (of the many) reasons why I love Jarrod.  (Sorry they are pretty-mushy-gushy-lovey-dovey, so you don’t want to read that part.)  He found all my eggs pretty easily and I excused myself while he hid mine.  I’m sure his nerves were going NUTS at this point.

Sarah's Camera 563As I said he did the same thing as me.  But it took me longer to find the eggs that he hid.  I am the worst person to find something hidden.  My Mother can attest to that.  I don’t look for things well.  When I did find them he told me the order in which I had to open them and they had the most amazing messages to me.  I will hold those words in my heart forever.  He is wonderful.  I’m getting emotional right now just thinking about them.  When it came time to open up the last one, he held it in his hand and said some very sweet things to me and before I knew it he was down on one knee!  He said, “Sarah, will you marry me?”  I was so happy and overflowing and I of course said, “YES”.  We will be married May 25, 2012 and I cannot wait to be Mrs. Jarrod Rempel.

 

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My fiancée and I have been together for about a year now. We are still new but just cannot wait to make the commitment to spend the rest of our lives together. On Dec 6th, we had plans to go Christmas shopping after I got done with clinicals for nursing school. I came home and he had the car on in the drive and I figured I’d hop in and off we would go. He turned his car off and asked if I wanted to get changed real quick. Not thinking anything of it, we go inside and the house is lit with candles and covered in rose petals and flowers. He immediately dropped on one knee and told me how much I meant to him, that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. I replied let’s get married very teary eyed. He put the ring on my finger and we kissed while tears rolled down my face. We will marry on Friday May 17th, 2013. We are very excited!

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14620_4447242576528_1509029743_n Growing up down the street from each other, Kim and I never spoke a word let alone made eye contact with each other. For years I would walk my dog in front of her house never suspecting that the girl of my dreams was right in front of me.

It wasn’t until the summer before we left for college that Kim and I were introduced by our mothers . We both were going to attend Augustana College and because it was such a big school (2500 total enrollment) our mothers both felt it necessary  for us to have a friend. Little did they know that after a month and half of mini M&M tube fights and several almost first kisses we would begin dating.

Four years later, we are more to each other than the “friend” our parents had in mind for us. She has become my best friend, the love of my life and I knew it was the perfect time for us to move to the next stage in our lives together.

This past October I talked Kim into travelling up to Augustana for homecoming weekend. As far as she knew, we were just going to see old friends and take pictures around campus. Unfortunately, mother nature wasn’t cooperating with us whatsoever as it was set to rain the entire weekend, which naturally it did. Fortunately for my plan we did get a break in the rain that Saturday morning when I was able to coax her outside for a walk around campus. Not even half way across campus she decided that she wanted to go back inside. Despite her wishes I was able to guide her to the campus chapel where there was a covered walkway lined with beautiful arches. Under the last one in the row I stopped and began to “tie my shoe” 

2It was then that I pulled the ring out and told her, “Kim, you’re the love of my life. We have been through so many wonderful times together and I want to keep making memories with you. Will you marry me?”

To which she immediately replied, “Really?” It took her a few moments until it hit her that this was really happening. It was then that she finally said yes and I was able to slide the ring on her finger.

For us, this Homecoming weekend was more than just a return to campus. It was a return to the roots of our relationship where much of our growth together occurred. Now it’s where we take on the next chapter of our relationship, and I couldn’t be more excited.

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My boyfriend Jason and I have been dating since freshman year of highschool (11 years). On December 15, 2010 we went out for our “date night”. We had dinner, went to the movies, and did some shopping. We were suppose to be headed home, but he kept driving. I asked him where we were going and he said “to another store”.  We ended up in front of our high school. He parked the car, got out and opened my door. He took my hand and led me to the front door of the school. At this point I had no clue what he was thinking!

He got down on one knee and said, “We met right here inside the school so I only thought it would be proper to bring you back here. I saw you for the very first time right here. I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?!”  He pulled out the ring and slipped it on my finger! I was shocked!! I couldnt believe after all the years we have been together it was finally happening! I said YES! And this was one of the most amazing nights of my life!

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