Platinum Proposals

How They Asked Platinum Proposal: Emilie and Connor

how we met

Connor and I met in the sweetest and most perfect college town of Lexington, Kentucky, at our school, the University of Kentucky. We’ve known each other since our freshman year, but really connected during the summer before our junior year. We met through bible studies and mutual friends—truly a God story. For our very first date, he made me dinner at his house! We had steak, baked potatoes and roasted broccoli (so yum and I was so impressed).

The night he made things official, he took me to a surprise dinner at The Kentucky Castle. Out on the rooftop he asked me to be his girlfriend and of course I said, “yes yes yes!” Connor is in my life because he’s the man I’ve prayed for since I was a little girl. I met the man of my dreams in college and cannot wait to see what this life holds with him by my side.



how they asked

On June 1, 2019, we met back in Lexington for what I thought was just a day of moving him into his new house. Little did I know that night I would get asked the question that would change my life forever. We once again went to eat at The Kentucky Castle; but this time, his dad tagged along and “was just taking us out to a nice dinner” (he was the cover-up all along). After dinner, his dad wanted to go up to the roof and “see the view.” As the three of us stepped into the elevator, his dad said, “I’m going to run to the restroom. I’ll meet you up there.” This was another lie and I was oblivious!

Connor was not acting nervous or off, so I really did not expect anything. We made it to the rooftop—back where it all began! As we turned the corner, I saw he had beautiful candles set up with a photographer and everything. It was just the most perfect setting. He got down on one knee and I answered the easiest question I’ve ever been asked.

This is only the beginning of our adventure and I am thrilled to do life with him!

why platinum?

Connor chose platinum simply because it’s a higher quality metal and he wanted to “only give me the best.” We tried on multiple styles and got opinions from many professionals in the jewelry business and decided platinum would be best for us. We know that platinum is the best metal for jewelry because it’s stronger and more durable. We wanted a metal that would hold the precious center stone and not worry about the prongs breaking and the stone becoming loose or misplaced. As a woman who’s always on the go and very hands-on with my day-to-day activities, I wanted a ring that could withstand my busy schedule, not hinder it.


special thanks

Lexi B Photography | PHOTOGRAPHER

Anne Boggess | PLANNING

James Allen | RING

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