Love Story: Joe + Ariel


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What started off as a rocky introduction turned into a rock on one hand. When Joe Jones, 26, met Ariel Ozene, 28, he learned the hard way never to get in the way of a woman’s beauty sleep—a lesson that he will forever uphold. This is their love story…

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of each other?

J: My friends and I went to a party and I noticed Ari because she was sitting on the couch and looked bothered. I thought she was a mean girl.

A: I had just come home and was headed to bed when my roommate said she invited friends over. When Joe and his friends walked in, I was kind of mean to them because I wanted to go to sleep.

Describe your partner in three words

J: Gorgeous, smart, and elegant

A: Funny, caring, and strong

What is your favorite thing about your partner? Why?

J: Her eyes. I like how her eyes change colors depending on the lighting.

A: His contagious smile. I love his smile because when I see him smile, I honestly fall in love all over again.

proposal-2Can you each tell me about the proposal from your own perspective?

J: I was graduating from Auburn and I had been planning on proposing all year. We walked over to the Shelby building to “take pictures.” I took Ari’s hand as we started walking up the staircase. She was still unaware what was about to happen. When we arrived at the top I got on one knee and popped the question.

A: The proposal was a complete surprise to me! Joe kept saying he wanted to take pictures in his engineering building. We got to the top of the staircase and began smiling, when I turned to see him down on one knee.

What was your experience like shopping for the ring at Diamonds Direct? Tell us why you love the ring.

J: My experience was great shopping for the ring. They helped me find exactly what I was looking for and at a good price

A: I love the ring because it fits me perfectly! The rose gold color, the center diamond, and the infinity shaped band makes this ring everything I ever dreamed of having.

ring-4Now that you’ve found “the one,” what advice would you give to someone else about love?

J: Communication is key.

A: I would say make sure that the person you are with truly makes you happy and you can’t see yourself without that person.

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