How he knew
Alyssa and I moved to Denver from Iowa seven years ago and have been in love with the mountains ever since. In the past couple of years we bought a cabin and have been spending most of our weekends there. Friends and family are always visiting and we love our time at the cabin. Eventually I realized that since we’ve been together a long time, own a dog and property together, I better marry this girl.
How he proposed
For a few months before the engagement we had been seeing a bear on our trail cameras, so I decided to use the cameras to propose. I invited our closest friends out to compete in our annual lumberjack games and rented a bear suit! The morning of the proposal a few of us got up at sunrise and I walked around on all fours in front of the cameras. Luckily we didn’t encounter any real bears while I was in the suit. Later in the day we took a break from tomahawk throwing and relay races to have lunch and look at the camera cards, and I got suited up again and hid on the stairs waiting to hear her exclaim, “The bear is back!” I am so happy that Alyssa said yes to a guy in a bear suit, and the only snag was that I couldn’t pick up the ring with my bear paws, so she had to put it on herself. We spent the rest of the weekend celebrating with our friends and Alyssa couldn’t stop looking at her new ring.
I visited a half dozen or so jewelers before I found Williams Jewelers. Stephanie was awesome in helping me find the right ring and diamond. Everything felt authentic and warm, from the building, (not in a mall), to the dog named Buster that greeted me every time I came in. I had one of Alyssa’s best friends accompany me on several visits. When we chose the ring and were looking at diamonds, Stephanie served us a couple of frosty mug celebration beers! It was the perfect casual atmosphere for me and it’s the type of place I was really excited to take Alyssa to after I had given her the ring. Williams Jewelers made something that could be stressful for a lot of guys into a fun and easy experience.