From Football to a Fiesta

DD Honeymoon 3A Birmingham couple wins Diamonds Direct’s annual Honeymoon Giveaway.

Photos by Jennifer Hagler Photography

When UAB college student Peyton Thomas heard on the radio that Diamonds Direct would be giving away a honeymoon to Mexico to one lucky bride and groom, an idea sparked. “I immediately called my fiancé Jake and told him we had to enter,” she says.

Just one month earlier, her beau of six years Jake Ganus had popped the question on the University of Georgia football field after a big game—and he had captured the entire proposal on camera.

After entering their video into Diamonds Direct’s contest, the duo rallied their friends and family to vote online for their video, which was just one of the over 100 finalists nationwide. At the end of the contest, the votes were tallied, and Thomas and Ganus came out on top. Their prize? A lavish honeymoon from A Way To Go Travel offering a 4 day/3 night all-inclusive resort stay at The Finest in Playa Mujeres, Mexico with round-trip airfare on American Airlines.

DD Honeymoon 1“We were so happy to hear that a Birmingham couple won this year’s contest,” says Amit Berger, vice president of Diamonds Direct Birmingham. “Diamonds Direct is proud to be a part of Jake and Peyton’s love story by sending them on a romantic honeymoon to Mexico.”

Says Ganus, “I can’t wait to take Peyton on this honeymoon; she deserves the best.”

The winning couple visited Diamonds Direct in Birmingham to pick up their prize and celebrate fiesta-style with the entire Diamonds Direct team before they tie the knot and jet set on their romantic Mexican honeymoon.

Click here to read Peyton and Jake’s Love Story spotlight with B-Metro.

View the winning proposal video below, then find out more about Diamonds Direct at

Jake & Peyton | Athens, GA | 9.19.15 from Chris Gilmore on Vimeo.

All contest entrants received a $100 gift card good towards any 5-night or longer vacation package with A Way To Go Travel Agency. One lucky “runner up” couple will win a pair of designer wedding bands from Simon G.

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