It goes down in the DM’s!

Ok folks it’s another Real Proposal Story and this one takes place in Jamaica! We have fab New York couple, educator – Shannon Anderson and her fiancé Michael Fagan, who have shared their love story and engagement with us at ISaidYesHub

It will melt your heart…literally

How we met

Michael and I met on instagram. We have a mutual friend (Hi Linden!) and one day I popped up on Michael’s explore page. He liked one picture of mine; I got the notification and returned a few likes on his page leading him to send me a direct message. The rest was history!


READ: 21 Fascinating Marriage Proposal & Engagement Traditions From Around The World

How he proposed 

Back in March (this year), Michael’s parents invited my mother and I to join them for his mother’s birthday celebration in Jamaica. We agreed, booked the trip and started our countdown. Little did I know, Michael (and family) had started ring shopping around then as well. We reached Jamaica on 5/31/17 and spent a few days in Ocho Rios at his brother in law’s villa. Midway through the trip we planned to drive down to Negril to spend a weekend at an all-inclusive resort.

We packed our bags the Friday morning and made our way to Negril. The resort was beautiful—it felt like we were in our very own fairytale story. Saturday morning Mike and I had some alone time on the beach just to spend some quality time together, share laughs, and a few kisses. He had a couples spa date booked for us that afternoon and in the evening we had a family dinner. Upon returning to the room from the spa, my mother told me to get dressed up because the dinner was a “formal dinner.” I did my makeup, picked out a beautiful dress and she did the same. (tricky woman lol). We went downstairs to meet up with the rest of the family—let’s just say I was overdressed.

We had a wonderful dinner and it was time for dessert. I was stuffed so I didn’t order anything but everyone else decided to order either a slice of chocolate cake or a lemon tart. A few seconds after everyone had their desserts served a waiter approached me with a plate and said “Madam, this is for you!” Puzzled, I looked at him and said “no, I didn’t ord—” Before I could finish my sentence he placed the plate of chocolate covered strawberries in front of me. There were two words written in chocolate syrup which read “Will You…” Immediately I looked over to Mike who was down on one knee; another waiter standing next to us with the ring tied to a champagne glass. “Shannon, I love you baby. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” ….”Yes, baby, YES!!!”

Shannon’s Engagement Ring

Michael designed the ring. For months I would give him little hints about how I wanted my ring to look like so he had some sort of idea to follow. The ring is a double halo of French pavé set diamonds surrounding a round center diamond.

Check out Shannon & Michael’s Proposal Video Below


We love it! Shannon was definitely surprised, Mike did a great job and that ring is everything! You can tell that they are so in love and happy together! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness Shan & Mike!

Image Credit | Shannon Anderson. 

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