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In a marriage proposal that caught the attention of CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King and was picked up by People, Newsweek, Essence and iHeart Radio, groom-to-be William Hunn got down on one knee atop an Atlanta skyscraper to pop the question to Brittney Miller with not one, but five diamond engagement rings.
As Miller explained in an Instagram post, the special day started with a helicopter ride that was intended to zoom the couple to a wine tasting. Instead, the helicopter circled the city and then landed on the helipad of the Park Pavilion building. There, a few friends were already on hand to witness Hunn present the love of his life with five diamond rings on a multi-finger velvet display.
“I thought I knew what love was until you came back into my life,” Hunn said. “Not only did you help me realize that I don’t want to live without you, but I realized that I can’t live without you. I have to have you. And I have to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Miller answered “Absolutely” when he asked for her hand in marriage.
Then he gave her the following choice: “You can try all five or pick one.”
Each ring was beautiful in its own way, with many different diamonds sizes, shapes and setting options.
Miller entertained the notion of trying on all the rings at the same time, but she did have a favorite in mind. The ring she pulled from the third finger of the display appears to feature a radiant-cut diamond center stone on a delicate diamond-adorned band.
“I SAID YES!!!!,” Miller wrote on her Instagram page. “He proposed with not just one…. but FIVE rings. I had options. @ichillwillfixit went above and beyond to make this day one that we’ll never forget. William, you are truly a blessing. You’re my best friend, fiancé, soon to be husband and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Later in the day, the couple attended a surprise engagement party where both sides of the family gathered to celebrate the big day.
CBS This Morning anchor King was impressed by Hunn’s extraordinary efforts to make the proposal so special.
“It was very creative,” King said of the five-ring proposal. “And the fact that he cared that much. To me, it sounds like that marriage is off to a very good start.”
Miller posted the CBS clip along with this caption: “I can’t believe The CBS Morning show covered my and @ichillwillfixit proposal!!! The amount of support we’ve received over the last week has been astronomical. This is truly amazing to have our story shared with so many people. And by GAYLE KING!?!? I’m speechless. Definitely a humbling experience @gayleking.”
Credits: Images courtesy of James D. Love (www.jamesdlove.com).