PW Reader Ring: Dani & Zac!

Dani's ring!

Dani’s ring!

The couple: Danielle Isaacson and Zac Lessman, Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a pair-shaped diamond—which I always wanted—and has little diamonds halfway around the band. He had it made at Natale Jewelers outside Philly in Sewell.

The proposal: We met our freshman year at the University of Delaware and I’m currently attending Penn for grad school. One night as I left class at 9pm, I texted Zac that I was on my way home and starving, and asked him to please put some pasta on the stove. He texted right back saying no problem—but when I walked through the door, there was a single rose on the counter and a note, and Zac was no where in site.

I immediately realized what was happening and started crying, so when I finally got the tears to go away, I read the note. It said:

“You are about to see I wrote you a rhyme, you bet it took me a lot of time. I have a little hunt for you, it should only take you a minute or two. Leave your phone and bag and wallet behind, but bring your ID so you dont get fined. Grab my keys cause you will need them too, but hurry up cause there is more to do. Walk out the door and go into my car—don’t worry, I’m not parked too far. As you leave the building, and go down the right stairs, you will notice that my car is parked right there. “

At this point I thought he was taking me somewhere and I felt gross from class, so I sprayed some perfume and fixed my makeup before going, crying and shaking, outside. (Little did I know that he was hiding in the stairwell and was about to come in because he thought I fainted since I was taking so long!) So I get to his car, wondering how am I going to drive while crying and shaking, but there was a note on the seat saying to look in glove box. I opened the glove box and there was another single rose, a box of tissues, and another poem. It read:

“As you can see I left a rose in here, I also left you some tissues to wipe away your tears. Wipe your eyes quick cause there’s still more to do—bring the rose and tissues with you. Head back to the apartment where you came from before, make sure you prepare yourself so you are ready for more.”

I went back upstairs, and there was another poem on the door:

“Before you walk through this door, be ready for the next challenge you will have to endure. When you are ready, open it wide, I hope you are ready for the next ride.”

I opened the door and there were roses and rose petals everywhere, and he was leaning on the couch. I hugged him and we were both shaking, and he said, “You solved my riddle, I am not surprised—are you ready for the ultimate prize?” He got down on one knee and told me he has always loved me from the moment he met me—and some other things, but I was too excited and in shock to remember—but then he asked me to marry him and I said … “DUH!” I think I meant to say yes but I was just too excited!

The band: The wedding band I want is just a thin one with diamonds all the way around!

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