Sara & Mike’s Botanical Garden Proposal

This holiday proposal story shared by a Shane Co. customer was so magical, we could not wait to share it!

Sara was working at a summer camp and Mike’s younger brother was her coworker. He told Sara that she and Mike would really hit it off, but Mike was living in Maui at the time and was not moving for a couple of months. Sara got his number, and while he was away, the two began talking over the phone. His brother was right—they were perfect for each other! Once Mike moved back and they met in person, they were inseparable! A few weeks into dating, Mike told Sara he felt like she was the one he was going to marry and she felt the same.

Even though Sara knew a proposal was in the future, she had no idea when or where! Right before Christmas the two visited the Missouri Botanical Garden to enjoy the festive lights and décor. As they strolled through the garden, the two got lost in the beauty of the decorations. They eventually got to a big decorated house, and when they walked up the staircase, Mike turned to Sara and got down on one knee! A crowd of people gathered around to clap and cheer during their romantic moment.


After Sara gave an excited “yes!” her parents, who were hiding during the proposal, came out to congratulate the newly engaged couple. It got even better when Sara turned the corner to find her grandparents, aunt and closest friends waiting to celebrate. Mike had arranged a surprise party in the banquet hall at the gardens.


Mike proposed with a dazzling halo engagement ring from our exclusive Hollywood Glam Collection. The split-shank sides with kite diamonds give this stunning ring a beautifully unique look.


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