Diamonds Direct Love Story: Leighton Sparks and Will Parker


Leighton Sparks and Will Parker’s love story began with a chance meeting on a golf course, and led to a proposal this past January. Will is 21 and works at the Anniston Army Depot. Leighton is 19 and a student at Gadsden State Community College majoring in nursing. She works part-time at Stacy’s Auto Sales.

“After Will and I had been on a few dates I knew he was the one,” Leighton says. “He treated me like no one else ever had. He showed me how a girl was supposed to be treated and what true love was. Will is such a sweetheart and so fun to be around. He always keeps a smile on my face. He is such a gentleman and has the biggest heart. I knew from the start he was the one God had picked for me and I couldn’t be happier. I thank God every day for blessing me with Will.” Will echoes that sense of joy: “I realized I had met the one after a few dates when I realized that I was with the sweetest, most caring, beautiful girl in the world. I realized that there wasn’t another girl in the world that could come close to how perfect Leighton is.”

The couple loves eating out, going on vacation, playing golf, riding bikes, bowling, and just hanging out together. 

The Ring

The engagement ring is a halo setting with a 1.52 carat round diamond.  “I love my ring,” Leighton says. “It is exactly what I wanted. Will has the best taste. My ring is so perfect and beautiful.” Will remembers his diamond shopping experience at Diamonds Direct: “My experience was great. Ashley Colburn was my consultant. She was very helpful and patient with me since I had no experience dealing with diamonds. She helped me get the best deal possible, a deal I would not have gotten anywhere else. I picked Diamonds Direct because of their reputation. Their service and deals cannot be beat.”

The First Meeting

“The first time I saw Leighton, I was golfing with my buddy. We were finishing up when Leighton rode by with her friend. I loved her voice and she was so pretty. I asked my buddy who that was, and I told him I was going to date her. And I did.” Leighton remembers that chance meeting: “I saw Will for the first time at the golf course with a friend. I saw him several times after that at ball games. I’ve always thought he was so handsome. One day not long after that he sent me a DM on Instagram asking for my snapchat, and that’s how it all began.” 

The Proposal 

“I had the ring for about two months,” Will says. “I was really just waiting for what felt like the right time. Leighton had asked my mom to take our pictures; my mom is a photographer. I decided that would be the best time to do it and that maybe she wouldn’t be expecting it. It was the happiest moment of my life when she said yes.” 

“I had no idea he was going to propose on that day,” Leighton says. “He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! It was definitely the happiest moment of my life. Seeing Will tear up made my heart so happy and it was the sweetest thing ever. I knew I would get to go through life with the one I loved the most.” 

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