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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4 Sweet Marriage Proposals On Fourth of July!

I’m getting ramped up for the Independence Day festivities and I just can’t wait to check out the bright fireworks shows!


We’re also getting excited for the holiday by checking out any cute marriage proposals on Fourth of July. Here are four of our favorites:

This super romantic proposal has it all: Romance, the shock value, adorable pictures, the sweetest song and beautiful fireworks! Just try not to tear up to this romantic song.

The simplicity of this video is what I love about this marriage proposal. The romantic silhouette of him on bended knee and the bright, popping fireworks is pretty romantic in its simple way. And when she leans in for a kiss to signify “yes” is just too cute. Then the fade out with the end of the fireworks. I just love this proposal!

This guy decided to propose to his girlfriend by shouting it over the rooftops on Fourth of July! Great concept and adorable execution, but I have to suggest other people not to do this! Imagine if she fainted… lost her footing? Or if she jumped up and down? When you’re being asked to marry the love of your life, we suggest you stay away from high ledges and slippery slopes! Cute proposal, though!

Finally, I had to include a proposal video that involved the good old American tradition: baseball!! A man decides to propose to his girlfriend on the field, which is where they had their second date, a year prior on 4th of July!

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Custom Padparadschra Sapphire Engagement Ring for Sweet Marriage Proposal

Just Engaged! One of our very own, Robbins Brothers' visual merchandising coordinator Brandy Velasquez & fiance Leon.

Just Engaged! One of our very own, Robbins Brothers’ visual merchandising coordinator Brandy & fiance Leon.

Engagement Date June 14, 2014
Wedding Date January 24, 2015

How did you two meet? (In Brandy’s Words)
We actually met on Match.com. My co-worker convinced me to try it out and it did not take long before I met Leon. We went on our first date at Intelligentsia Coffee in Old Pasadena. We stood there for hours talking. It was a great first date.

How did he propose?
We just got home from celebrating his Birthday and I went to change my clothes and when I got back, he hugged me and got down on one knee. I didn’t even give him a chance to say much. I blurted out, “of course!” I really didn’t see that coming.

What do you love most about your Engagement Ring?
I love color! So instead of a diamond I opted for a sapphire. It is a custom made engagement ring with an oval antique cut padparadschra Chatham sapphire. It is more on the orange side than the pink and it looks fantastic!

Leon knew Brandy wanted something unique! He presented her with a custom designed oval cut padparadschra Chatham sapphire from Robbins Brothers (well of course).

Leon knew Brandy wanted something unique! He presented her with a custom designed oval cut padparadschra Chatham sapphire from Robbins Brothers (well of course).

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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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