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The Perfect Butterfly Themed Marriage Proposal

Congrats to Robbins Brothers customers Daryl and Cristina from Arizona! Just Engaged!

Congrats to Robbins Brothers customers Daryl and Cristina from Arizona! Just Engaged!

Engagement Date  June 15, 2014
Wedding Date  July 4, 2015

How did you two meet? (In Daryl’s words)
In 2010, my friend Melissa (whom I dated when we were 13 years old) invited Cris and me to a 4th of July party. Cris was there on a date with another guy. That date wasn’t going well for him. After she sent him home, Cris and I started talking. One thing led to another, we exchanged numbers and we went on our first date that next weekend. Cris LOVES butterflies and roses, so our first date was to see the live Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum and the Rose Garden at the California Science Museum across the quad.

How did you propose?
Every year we go to Vegas for Cris’ birthday (June 17). For this trip we had several activities planned, including the Tournament of Kings dinner and show at Excalibur Hotel & Casino on the night we arrived (June 15). When you walk into the casino on the main floor before heading down to the theater, there is a photo concession stand where scantily clad models invite you to stand with them in playful poses. After they went through their routine, I asked if we could do one more pose. I snaked the ring out of my pocket, dropped to my knee and asked Cris to marry me. The model you see in the background of the “on my knee” photo and the photographer had no idea I was going to do this. The model’s candid reaction is obvious excitement and joy and the photographer just kept snapping shots. We were the first people anyone could remember EVER using their service to capture a wedding proposal. After she said yes and I placed the ring on her finger we went down to the theater for dinner and the show where they announced our engagement to the entire arena.

What does she love most about the engagement ring?
As you may have guessed from the description of our first date, it was no accident that the ring I chose for Cris is butterfly-theme. I spent several long weeks searching for a suitable ring before finding this one on the Robbins Brothers website. Once I found it, that was it. I knew it was the perfect ring for her. I was almost shattered when I learned that it was from the 2012 Spring Collection and no longer available in stores. When Lori Harris from the Ring Center explained that I could special order it from a manufacturing plant in China I was overjoyed despite it being Chinese New Year and there would be a bit of a delay. We love that this ring looks like a butterfly. It is a perfect choice for Cris who loves butterflies so much.

Cristina's butterfly inspired engagement ring from Robbins Brothers.

Cristina’s butterfly inspired engagement ring from Robbins Brothers.

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Summer of Love Engaged Couples Reunion on KTLA-TV

Robbins Brothers’ Valentine Surprise Proposals have become a viewer favorite on KTLA Channel 5. For nearly 10 years, the Robbins Brothers Love Team and popular fun-loving Los Angeles reporter, Gayle Anderson, have helped anxious guys plan and surprise their girlfriends with heart-wrenching marriage proposals…..on live television! There is always uncertainty, suspense and a little chaos involved; and sometimes the Love Team doesn’t even make it on-air due to breaking news stories. But one thing’s for sure, each and every proposal we plan is special, sweet, tear-jerking, fun, magical and memorable.

Recently we decided to catch up with some of our previously engaged couples to see what they’ve been up to since their televised proposal. But first we started the week off with a surprise proposal for an EMT who stunned his girlfriend during a CPR training in the city of Orange!

CPR Training at Care Ambulance Headquaters right before the big proposal surprise! Photo courtesy of John Dinh Photography

CPR Training at Care Ambulance Headquarters right before the big surprise! Photo courtesy of John Dinh Photography

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Once the charming Keith Boles proposed to Michelle in 2012 in front of coworkers, she gleefully started singing and dancing! Stan Huang serenaded the love of his life, Janelle, for breakfast at Old Vine Cafe and she is not a morning person (uh oh). Did these couples actually get married or was it all for show?

A few years ago Ray Ledesma popped the question to Rochelle at her daughter’s daycare with the help of adorable kids (awww). Did they make it to the alter and if so how’s married life we wonder?

Meanwhile, Refugio Calderon was all set to propose to his girlfriend Juana at the Alan Levy Dental Office, but there was a gunman pacing a rooftop in Westwood and the segment was almost cancelled (yikes, never a dull moment on live TV!). Did love conquer all?

All  smiles, Juana Calderon shows off her Robbins Brothers engagement and wedding ring set to reporter Gayle Anderson.
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We are happy to report that most of our couples are still crazy in love!

Wishing every couple across the world the most romantic summer ever. We enjoy celebrating your Love!

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Jurassic Falls Perfect Proposal for San Diego State University Alums

Just Engaged on the Island of Kauai! Congrats to Glendale, CA customers Dione & Lisa. #beautiful #lovereigns

Just Engaged on the beautiful Island of Kauai! Congrats to Glendale, CA customers Dione & Lisa!

Engagement Date April 5, 2014
Wedding Date April 26, 2015

How did you two meet? (In Dione’s Words)
Lisa and I met in college while both attending San Diego State University.

How did you propose?
I took Lisa to the Island of Kauai for a few days. On the second day I rented a helicopter just for the 2 of us and got a tour of the entire island. It then landed at the Jurassic Falls which is a famous waterfall that was featured in the movie Jurassic Park. We both stood in front of this beautiful and iconic waterfall and when the moment was right I got down on one knee after saying a few kind words.

What does she love most about her engagement ring?
She loves the personal touch that I incorporated. I put emerald stones on the sides to honor her grandmother and mother who both have emeralds in their ring. Of course she loves that there is a big rock on her finger but the emeralds are very symbolic and meaningful.

Split Shank Diamond Halo Setting with Elegant Emeralds--From Robbins Brothers Glendale

Split Shank Diamond Halo Setting with Elegant Emeralds–From Robbins Brothers Glendale

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How was your shopping experience? Stressful?
To be honest when I first walked in my plan was to just get an idea and then shop around at other stores to compare. The minute I walked in Nairi at the Glendale store made me feel very comfortable and she was very helpful throughout the process. After looking around for a while I finally set eyes on the perfect ring. Once we put the set together I knew that was the one. I didn’t need to go to another store to compare or even see if there was anything else out there. The special treatment I received and great experience made this process pain free. We will be going back for wedding bands as we get closer to our wedding date.

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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.