Diamonds Direct Love Story: Elizabeth Pheny and Parker O’Barr


The ring is a platinum 3.5 carat round cut Tacori RoyalT engagement ring featuring a diamond bloom around the center stone. The intricateness and heirloom elegance of the ring give it a timeless beauty, just like Elizabeth. I was blown away at the selection at Diamonds Direct. Kimberly was so helpful in showing me a wide range of potential options and explaining what to look for with each one.


Parker and I had talked about my idea of a“dream proposal;” I wanted photographers there and I wanted it to be somewhere that was special to us. The night before the proposal, Parker’s sister Emily and his niece came down and spent the night. The next day, Parker went to help his friend move furniture. So we had a “girls day”. Emily gave me a manicure and did my makeup and once she was finished, she said,

“Do you want to go get engaged now?!” After I freaked out from excitement, I put on a special dress and closed my eyes while they drove me to Parker. When he told me to open my eyes, we were on The Crest overlooking downtown Birmingham. He told me how much he loved me and how he wanted to spend the rest of his life making me happy. I said “yes” of course! After a few minutes, I looked over to see that Eric & Jamie Photography (my favorite photographers) were taking pictures of this amazing moment! We took proposal pictures for the next hour. When we finished up, Parker and I visited spots where memorable moments in our relationship had occurred. We stopped for a drink at The Marble Ring, where we had celebrated our first anniversary, before heading to a romantic dinner at Gianmarco’s (myABSOLUTE favorite restaurant in Birmingham). I was completely surprised when I walked in and saw all our loved ones there to celebrate with us! Parker exceeded my expectations when it came to our proposal; it could not have been more perfect.

One Response to “Diamonds Direct Love Story: Elizabeth Pheny and Parker O’Barr”

  1. Gingras John says:

    Very well done Parker

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