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.
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.
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.