Proposal Advice

Big Brother 16 Contestants Jeff & Jordan Get Engaged with Robbins Brothers Ring

Just Engaged! Sending a warm congratulations to contestants Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd who were recently engaged on CBS’ Big Brother 16. When Jeff visited the Woodland Hills store, it was such a pleasure helping him find the ring that Jordan would adore. He was so excited and even a little nervous picking it out, but our wonderful engagement ring consultants, Amy Butler and Moraima Alamillo, helped put him right at ease. It was a ring-shopping “party” as the ladies assisted Jeff with his decision on a gorgeous cushion-cut halo diamond engagement ring from the Robbins Brothers Vintage Collection.

VIDEO: Jeff shops for Jordan’s Engagement Ring at Robbins Brothers Woodland Hills!

The Marriage Proposal! (grab a Kleenex)


56 round diamonds are delicately set in a a split band and halo design that will enhance the 1 carat round center diamond of choice. Sku 0382429 at

56 round diamonds are delicately set in a a split band and halo design that will enhance the 1 carat center diamond of choice. Sku 0382429 at

Big Brother 16: Jeff proposes to Jordan. Photo Courtesy

Big Brother 16: Jeff proposes to Jordan. Photo Courtesy

*Also check out details from last month’s romantic surprise proposal for Big Brother 15 contestant Aaryn Gries of Houston!

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Top 10 Places to Hide the Engagement Ring



Congrats, you did it! You found the perfect engagement ring for her. The one that will make her eyes sparkle, but most importantly symbolizes a passionate lifetime commitment between the two of you. So on to your next feat, right? The marriage proposal? Well not quite yet…especially if your proposal is planned for two weeks away or even a month. What will you do with the engagement ring in the meantime so she doesn’t find it? Where will you hide it?!

We asked our social media fans with the help of The Man Registry and the votes are in! Without further ado…the top 10 places to hide the engagement ring! Take notes.

1. Underwear Drawer

2. Golf Bag

3. Briefcase

4. Car Trunk

5. Safe Deposit Box

6. With a Family Member or Friend

7. Medicine Bottle

8. The Jeweler’s

9. At Work

10. Toilet Scrubber

Do you have any other clever ideas in mind? Let us know! #MyHidingSpot

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Paparazzi Proposals and Robbins Brothers Get Engaged To Give Marriage Proposals Exciting New Twist

Robbins Brothers, a destination bridal jewelry retailer, and Paparazzi Proposals, a photography company announce their partnership to give customers exclusive pricing on proposal planning and engagement photos.

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Los Angeles, CA (June 12, 2014)Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store and Paparazzi Proposals, a national proposal photography company known for its appearance on Shark Tank, announce their partnership to help more couples capture the magical “Will You Marry Me” moment. Whether a groom wants to surprise his significant other with a marriage proposal at dinner, the beach, a popular park or museum, or a surprise party with family and friends, Paparazzi Proposals’ team of experts will work with the client to capture the exciting moments before, during and after the big moment.

“You can never recreate the elation, surprise and love that flashes across someone’s face when they are being proposed to,” said James Ambler, founder and CEO of Paparazzi Proposals. “It’s raw emotion at its best and our job is to help our clients plan their proposals; and then to capture that moment on camera so they can look back on it fondly for years to come.”

The decision for Robbins Brothers and Paparazzi Proposals to exclusively partner came naturally.

“We realize just how important and exciting the marriage proposal is for couples,” commented Larry Gomperts, executive vice president of marketing and strategic planning for Robbins Brothers. “From finding the perfect ring to planning the proposal, we strive to provide our customers with unlimited support and guidance. Ultimately, our wish is for every couple to have the most incredible engagement experience.”

Through their partnership, Robbins Brothers will offer its engagement ring customers exclusive pricing on any Paparazzi Proposals Package.

The newly engaged Nick Barber from Texas couldn’t have been happier with his proposal package. After buying an engagement ring from the Robbins Brothers Arlington store, he received a brochure about the photography service. He loved the idea of having photos to announce his engagement to family and friends, and also to share on social media.

“I already had an idea in mind of how I wanted to propose but I was anxious and so nervous about everything going as planned,” Nick said. “I wanted to surprise my girlfriend and propose at the University of Arlington where we met by making her think we were going there to get interviewed for the school paper. Paparazzi Proposals said they could pretend to be university photographers and instantly put me at ease with their flawless planning of the day. The photographer was great and took amazing pictures which we received from them within a couple of days after the proposal. Importantly and above all, she loved the ring and she said yes!!”

For more information about the services offered by Paparazzi Proposals, visit

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The Cutest Marriage Proposal in Central Park

Bernard stunned SLeslie with the most romantic marriage proposal in Central Park.

Bernard stunned S’Leslie with the most romantic marriage proposal in Central Park.

Engagement Date March 8, 2014
Wedding Date May 30, 2015

How did you two meet? (In Bernard’s Words)
I met S’Leslie on September 1st 2012. I never shared this with her but, starting back when I first laid my eyes on her at a stoplight coming from my fraternity social event, I looked to the right of me into a stranger’s car and saw an amazingly beautiful glow that left a lasting memory. At that point I had no clue that what we have now would or could have amounted to her being my wife. Ironically, when we exchanged numbers it was on the basis of sharing with her and her cousin the address to where the after event would be held. We had no intentions on dating each other at all. A boredom text from her a week later led to a phone conversation, which led to a date, which led to us eventually falling in love with each other.

How did he propose? (In S’Leslie Words)
For my birthday, Bernard took me to New York City to celebrate. To start the day off we went to Central Park to volunteer to pick up trash, so I thought. I was far from happy about that. However, after walking around for a while we reached Bow Bridge, which is known to be one of the most romantic landmarks in the park. We found a seat and began talking about our future together as we waited for his friend and “girlfriend,” which turned out to be a photographer. When they arrived Bernard asked them to take a photo of us on the bridge. As I am waiting for him to grab the camera, he began to tell me how much I meant to him while taking the ring out of his bag. Once I saw the box I completely froze with the biggest smile on my face. He continued talking but I was so in shock that I didn’t understand what he was saying until he went down on one knee and said “S’Leslie Reanyl Bell will you marry me?” It was finally my part so with the same big smile on my face I said YES!!!

What do you love most about your engagement ring?
I love the intricate detail the most. It’s absolutely stunning!

Lori Harris in Robbins Brothers' Ring Center helped Bernard choose an elegant engagement ring for S'Leslie with intricate details!

Lori Harris in Robbins Brothers’ Ring Center helped Bernard choose an elegant engagement ring with intricate details for S’Leslie!
















Congrats to Bernard and S’Leslie! Welcome to the Robbins Brothers Family!!
Bernard & SLeslie engaged

If you’d like for your proposal moment to last forever–not just in your mind, but in beautiful color photographs captured at the exact perfect moment, check out our friends at Paparazzi Proposals.


Date Night Ideas In Houston

By guest blogger Shalanda Turner

In a city as big as Houston, there are plenty of options for date
night! Here are my top 5 favorite places to go and things to do on a date with outfit picks!
  1. Painting Boutiques
  2. Studio Movie Grill
  3. Sporting Event – Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium
  4. Houston Museum of Natural Science
  5. Miller Outdoor Theater


Houston has a fair number of instructional Painting boutiques around the city: The Paint Pub, Pinot’s Palette, Painting with a Twist, just to name a few.  Any of these establishments make for a perfect date night. You and your date can tease each other on your extraordinary painting skills while sipping wine at the same time! When it comes to picking an outfit for your night of painting I went literal with coveralls! I always think of denim coveralls when I think of painters and berets for artists. Mixing fashion and art can be fun, and you’ll be casual chic for your night out.

Date Night - Painting



A default date night is dinner and a movie, but take the guess work out of scheduling dinner around the movie by going to Studio Movie Grill. At Studio Movie Grill, you can order a full spread to eat while watching the movie of your choice!  Movie theaters tend to be cold, so I’d recommend jeans with a cute top and a scarf or cardigan to keep yourself warm! Or you can snuggle with your date!


Houston has a plethora of sporting teams to support: Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, & the Houston Astros are just a few. With state of the art facilities for their teams, a trip to either Reliant Center, Toyota Center or Minute Maid Park for date night is sure to please! Show off your team spirit on your date with these looks!

Date Night - Sporting Event



Whether you’re going for a function or just to see the exhibits, heading to the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a unique option for date night!
Date Night - Museum


I love Miller Outdoor Theatre! This theater is located at Hermann Park and all the performances are free. You can grab wine, food and a blanket and snuggle up to enjoy the class acts that come and perform at MOT! Just be sure to bring some bug spray!
Date Night - Miller Outdoor Theatre

Shalanda Turner is a fashion blogger at Live Life in Style and founder of Houston Fashion Bloggers.

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