A Long's Proposal Story: Danica & Dan

Author Long's Staff
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Date May 31, 2019


A European adventure becomes the start of a lifetime together! Read on to see how Dan surprised Danica with her beautiful, new ring. On behalf of the entire Long's team, congratulations and best of luck.

How did the two of you meet?

"We both went to the same college, and were in the same freshman dorm. We ended up in the same friend group, but didn't really become good friends until our junior/senior years. We only started dating after we had graduated from college."

How did he propose?

Danica and Dan"Dan and I both had spent time abroad in college. He went to Germany for an exchange program, and I stayed in Copenhagen for a few months doing something similar to a co-op. Over the years of us dating, we had talked about doing a Germany-Denmark trip to show each other the places we'd enjoyed abroad. After many years of talking about it, Dan decided we were doing it in 2018, no more excuses! He would plan the German/Austrian half of the trip, while I would handle the Danish half.

After an amazing first week going to Munich, Salzburg, and Hamburg, we took the train to Copenhagen. It wasn't the best ride, and we both arrived in Copenhagen not in great moods. Since we had the afternoon free, I decided a great low-key introduction to Copenhagen would be to eat a Danish hotdog and drink some beers by one of the man-made lakes. It was a beautiful day, and we sat on a bench surrounded by greenery with a view of the water and the Tycho Brahe Planetarium. We ate our delicious hotdogs and drank beers while talking about nothing in particular. Suddenly, I noticed the tone of Dan's voice changed. He started talking about how much he loves traveling with me, and how he wants to keep going on this journey together. Then he pulled out a beautiful blue box, and I was so surprised I could barely comprehend what was happening. He asked me to marry him, and I said, 'Of course I will!' It's a memory I will cherish forever, and a memorable start to the next chapter of our journey together in my favorite city."

Tell us about the engagement ring!

"My beautiful ring was custom-made for me by Long's, and they did an incredible job. There's a pear-shaped diamond in the center, flanked by two round diamonds on either side. I've always loved baguette diamonds, so I knew they had to be part of the setting somehow. In my ring, there are two channel-set baguette diamonds on either side of my three-stone setting, all set in a platinum band."

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