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Celebrating 50 Years With 50 Great Engagement Stories

This Year Brentwood Jewelry turns the big 5-0!

Over these 50 years, we've had the wonderful privilege to take part in many great engagement stories. We've met thousands of couples from all over Middle TN who have come to us and trust us to choose the perfect engagement ring or design a custom ring that best represents their love.

We just love a good engagement story!

That's why we've decided to take the time to find 50 great engagement stories from TheKnot.com and BridalGuide.com to share with you in honor of our 50 year anniversary. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

We would love to help you find the perfect bridal and/ or engagement ring for the love of your life. Contact us today or come by and see us! 

50 Great Engagement Stories...

1. Emily was hosting an improv show at the summer camp when Chris decided to make a surprise appearance. He made his grand entrance to one of Emily's favorite songs: "Single Ladies", in front of 300 middle school kids...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

2. One day Jeremy, with his plan in place, he asked her to go for a walk in Creve Coeur Park. "About 20 minutes into our walk, I said I wanted to stop and get closer to the water," Jeremy says. "We did, and I told her that I had something I wanted to ask her." Both of their families appeared around them as Jeremy got down on one knee.

Read more at TheKnot.com.

3. Natalie and Eric decided to spend a weekend crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay. One night before sunset, Eric insisted they go for a boat ride...Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

4. One night during a weekend in Martha's Vineyard, Uyen and Ian decided to watch the sunset from the beach. After taking in the moment, Ian pulled out a bottle of wine, and then proceeded to...Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

5. One Valentine's Day, Eric took Timolin to an improv play where a performer picked the couple to come onstage and list three things they love about each other. "I had a bad case of stage fright, so I kind of mumbled my way through my list," Timolin explains. “When it was Eric's turn,...” Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

6. Even though Thomas had been dropping hints he wasn't ready to get married any time soon, Meghan planned a trip to Puerto Rico to celebrate his 30th birthday. He told her she shouldn't expect a ring for a long time…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

7. Terrence was in Afghanistan for a yearlong contracting job, so the couple met in Greece during his leave. In Santorini, they talked about what it would be like to live in the same city again...Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

8. Ken convinced Bunmi to fly from Toronto to West Palm Beach, Florida, with a little help from her mom. "I was wondering why airport authorities allowed him so far in—he wanted to propose right there, but got too nervous," Bunmi says. "Everything seemed normal until I was getting my bags and I started to hear people scream—I turned around, saw him on one knee and my heart melted!"

Read more at TheKnot.com.

9. During a walk around Battle Creek park, Lyz carved "I <3 AY" into a sandstone wall and more than three years later, Avery took her to that same spot to see if her carving was still there. Instead, she found…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

10. After 10 years together, Mason gave Emily a world map so she could pin all the places they've visited. He told her to pack for an impromptu to Venice, Italy...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

11. High school sweethearts Carley and Graham dated for four years before getting engaged one Thursday night after Graham handed Carley an "adventure card" that had a picture of them at their favorite coffee spot. Two "adventure cards" later...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

12. Shayna and Dro were spending the day in Boston, checking out restaurants and doing some shopping, when Dro (a sneaker fanatic) mentioned that he really wanted to go to the Nike store. Shayna found a pair of gym sneakers she wanted to try on....Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

13. "We try to make it a point to go out on dates every few weeks, so when he asked me to have a 'date night,' I didn't think much of it," Ashley recalls. On that night, he took her back to where they had their first date....Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

14. It took some convincing (they had errands to do), but Jeremy got Amanda to join him for a picnic at Riverside Park. Little did she know, his friend was already there waiting to catch it all on camera...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

15. It all happened when Justin tricked Kristin into thinking they were going to watch a new episode of New Girl. Justin actually snuck in a video he made himself...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

16. "Last year on Christmas Eve, my fiancé had secretly set up a scavenger hunt around my house. So on Christmas morning, one of his clues told me to go outside to the front porch. I discovered a GIANT box sitting there, waiting for me…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

17. After their first day on the slopes in Colorado, they took a gondola ride to dinner, and Scott’s family started taking photos against the stunning backdrop. "When it was our turn, I walked out to the spot where we were taking pictures and…” Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

18. "My fiancé asked his parents and my parents to celebrate Christmas together last year. He was making a toast to thank everybody for being there when all of a sudden…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

19. "I thought we were going to get our two-year Christmas bulb from Bronner's. After we picked it up, we went and walked to the little white church in front of the store…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

20. "During Mardi Gras this past year, my fiancé jumped off of the float he was riding on (he had asked for permission) and came over to the barricade where he knew I would be standing with all of our friends and relatives…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

21. "My fiancé proposed to me on Thanksgiving last year in front of my mom, my dad, my children and his children. My mom handed him the rings that my dad originally gave her when they got married over 50 years ago and…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

22. Jason spent weeks telling Julie he wasn't able to visit her family on Thanksgiving, and she was pretty bummed. During a long walk in the woods a few days before the holiday, Jason stopped in the middle of a bridge and told Julie...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

23. "My fiancé proposed to me on September 26, 2012, the day before he was about to leave for the military. Since we wouldn't be spending Christmas and New Year's Eve together, we decided to at least put up our little Christmas tree before he left for deployment. After we put it up…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

24. "My fiancé proposed on my first Mother's Day with the help of our four-month old son, who was wearing a custom onesie that said, 'Mommy, will you marry my Daddy?' I couldn't have asked for a more special moment." —Kelly Bickford

Read more at BridalGuide.com.

25. On the way back home Christmas night, Taylor confessed he was having trouble finding the perfect vintage engagement ring. When they got home...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

26. "My fiancé proposed on the Fourth of July. My mother asked us to go to the backyard to get some chairs and he took me by the shed where we could see all of the fireworks. He kissed me, then…” Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

27. "On February 29th I asked my fiancé to marry me! I sent him a Sommeecards on Facebook. He commented 'yes' and we changed our relationship status to 'engaged.' We met online so it was perfect for us!" —Rachel Gallagher

Read more at TheKnot.com.

28. "On August 29th I was absolutely shocked when my love got down on one knee and proposed to me when we were backstage with my parents at The Band Perry concert(they're my favorite band). It was the best day of my life; it felt like a dream!" —Mallarie Wolfenbarger

Read more at BridalGuide.com.

29. "My proposal was a Harry Potter-inspired love story treasure hunt. It was so beautiful! Watch a video of it here." —Yams Conde

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30. Brad proposed to Rachel in the bathroom, upholding a long family tradition. After saying he wasn't feeling well (so she wouldn't suspect anything), Brad called for Rachel to bring the plunger. "He pulled me in, started reading a poem …” Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

31. "My fiancé proposed on December 27th. After a long day of work, I came home and saw rose petals strewn on the floor. He had also..." Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

32. "It was my 30th birthday party and I had a 1930s theme. My fiancé made a speech about how far we've come and the heartaches we've endured. Everyone that was close to us was there…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

33. "Last year, I turned 20 on October 5th, and my fiancé and I were having a couples photo shoot. We were up in the mountains with such beautiful scenery, and we kept moving up the mountain more and more, until…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

34. "My fiancé proposed to me at my 50th birthday party in May. He told all of the guests how we met and how we eventually got together after 31 years." —Carol Taylor

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35. "My fiancé and I have been going out for eight years — we're middle school sweethearts!On my fiancé's birthday weekend, he asked me to marry him. He knew I would be surprised since I planned the special day for him. We were walking in the Boston Public Garden…”

Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

36. While driving to their first camping trip together, Sunay and Sweeti suddenly pulled into a skydiving site in the middle of nowhere. "I didn't argue, since I love skydiving!" Once the two were geared up,...” Continue reading at TheKnot.com.

37. "My fiancé Steve had planned a special 'picnic on the beach at sunset' to celebrate the anniversary of when we started dating. It was a beautiful, romantic evening and the sky was filled with brilliant colors. Just as the sun set,..." Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

38. "My fiancé proposed on August 8, 2011, our one-year anniversary. We were at the same mini golf place where we went on our first date. On our first date, he tried to kiss me under this cave they have there and I denied him because I was oblivious to what was happening (mainly because I take mini golf very seriously!). So he decided to make up for that a year later…”

Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

39. "I got engaged on Santa Monica Pier at the top of the Ferris Wheel. My fiancé and I were there celebrating our seven-year anniversary. I saw four friends holding signs that read 'Will you marry me?' I started crying and I couldn't stop hugging my fiancé." —Ericka J. Otero

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40. "My fiancé proposed to me while we were on vacation in San Francisco and Napa Valley. While we were touring Sterling Vineyard, we went on a private walk amongst the grapes. It was gorgeous. He stopped and told me he had been having such a wonderful first half of our trip with me as his girlfriend…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

41. "I'm a sixth grade school teacher in Egypt and my fiancé Liam works there with me. We've been together for three years, and one stressful day at school while I was marking exams, I got called to the assembly hall..” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

42. "He proposed on the balcony of our hotel overlooking the ocean at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and my ring was hidden in this shell! The beach has always been my favorite place." —Kristin Gunnell Price

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43. "My fiancé and I went to Italy on a family trip last July and our first stop was Rome. The whole week we were there, we skipped over the Trevi fountain — the one thing I wanted to see the most. On Friday the 13th...” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

44. "My fiancé proposed on my birthday during a vacation in Cyprus. He took me out in a taxi to Aphrodite's Rock to watch the sunset..” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

45. "Keith and I met in 2003 but despite an instant connection, it took us 10 years to officially become a couple. In June, we went out to Sundays River in South Africa (we live in Port Elizabeth) for the weekend under the guise of a celebration for his sister's boyfriend. We were asked to retrieve relatives who had gone out to the sand dunes and we proceeded to take a boat to fetch them. After scaling a massive dune,..." Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

46. "Prior to a flood in Colorado, where I live, we had a severe hail storm, which damaged our roof. My clever fiancé contacted the roofing company two weeks prior to replacing it and he asked if he could paint his proposal on our roof…” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

47. "During the first weekend of December last year, my husband planned a surprise beach trip. He took me shopping, sent me to the spa, and later that night as we were walking along the beach,...” Continue reading at BridalGuide.com.

48. "My fiancé put the ring on a fishing pole, we went fishing and I reeled it in and he proposed!" —Jennifer Lynn

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49. "At our cattle branding this year, my fiancé Jared tagged a little calf with a tag that said 'Will you marry me 18/05' so when I bent down to put a metal tag in his ear, he took the ring out of his vest pocket and I instantly bent over crying, as this was a total shock to me. I said yes as I hugged Jared." —Chantal Gallant

Read more at BridalGuide.com.

50. While visiting Norway, the couple made the freezing four-hour hike to Trolltunga—a rock that's over 2,000 feet above a valley. Connor took Kourtney's shaking hand and they walked out together. She was smiling at the camera until she realized...Continue reading at TheKnot.com.