Jacqueline Graham Perkins & Kelvin Perkins Jacqueline Graham was already thrilled when her boyfriend surprised her with a cruise as a birthday present in March 2007. After a formal dinner several days into the cruise, Kelvin asked their waiter to take a picture of the two of them by the grand piano in the dining room. As they sat at the piano posing for the picture, Kelvin began to play and sing Lionel Richie’s song “Still”. At first Jacqueline was embarrassed, thinking that someone would tell them to go back to their seats. But just as the other guests and waiters were turning to look, Kelvin knelt down on one knee in front of Jacqueline. He told her that he loved her, wanted to spend his life with her and asked her to marry him. “After regaining my composure, I said ‘yes!’” Jacqueline said. And, because the waiter was taking pictures of them, she has it all in photos.
Tiffany & Ron Bryan Tiffany Bryan is a take-charge kind of woman. She and her now-husband Ron first met because she walked over to him and asked him to go out on a date. He was flattered by her attention and they went on a date the following weekend. So it wasn’t exactly out of character a few months into their relationship when Tiffany again knew exactly what she wanted and acted on it. She picked out a ring for him and let some friends know that she planned to propose at midnight while they were in Georgia together for New Year’s Eve. When the clock struck 12 Tiffany jumped up on her barstool and asked for everyone’s attention in the bar. “Ladies and gentlemen, I love this man and I will marry him,” is what she said as she grabbed the ring box from her purse. Then she climbed off the stool, kneeled before Ron and asked him to marry her, ending her proposal by saying to him, “top that.” They were married a few months later at Lu Mil Vineyard and will celebrate their first anniversary this year.
Petronia & Richard McBride
Petronia McBride had no idea anything out of the ordinary would happen when she and her boyfriend went to eat at Red Lobster that July night in 2006. She thought it was strange that Richard, her sports-fan beau, was willing to skip Buffalo Wild Wings and the game, which was their usual habit, but she didn’t expect anything like what was to happen. After ordering, she excused herself to go to the bathroom, but when she walked back to the table she noticed that a lot of people were looking at her funny and that Richard was no where to be seen. As she got closer to their table the other customers began to stand up. Thats when she saw Richard, down on one knee with a ring box in his hand. He took her hand, read a letter he had written to her and asked her to be his wife. She smiled and said “Yes!” and all the other customers clapped and cheered. They were married on July 7, 2007. “The three 7s are supposed to mean ‘Jackpot!’,” Petronia said, explaining their wedding date, “which is what I got when God united us.”