So guys, we’re not saying this is how you should propose, but Miami-born DJ Ruckus (real name Greg Andrews) spoiled the market with an elaborate but heartfelt proposal to his ladylove, Australian model, Shanina Shaik.
The proposal, which took place on 26 December 2015, was planned with the help of Ruckus’ cousin Lenny Kravitz (who lent him his private island in the Bahamas) and family friend, renowned actor, Denzel Washington (who flew the engagement rings over).
Happy to announce that I’m ENGAGED @causeruckus the man of my dreams.There is a big story to tell and I can’t wait to share it with you all
— Shanina (@ShaninaMShaik) January 4, 2016
To top it off, the doting groom-to-be designed several engagement rings with jeweller to the stars, Lorraine Schwartz, but couldn’t quite settle on the one. The solution? He presented both of them to Shaik, who then picked a gold hexagon-shaped diamond with the couple’s initials, GS, set in diamonds and amethysts (her birthstone) at the back of the ring. (Grooms, you don’t have to do the same! Just see our tips on how to get the ring of her dreams, here.)
After she said “yes”, the couple broke the news to their family and friends (some of whom were on the island with them), as well as FaceTimed Shaik’s favourite actor Tyrese (another family friend). Ruckus and Shaik then went on the Dubai where the former DJ-ed for New Year’s Eve, before making another trip to the Maldives to celebrate their newly-engaged status.
For more sweet proposal stories, see how Skylar Astin popped the question to his Pitch Perfect co-star Anna Camp, the lengths these boyfriends went through to propose, and how these real brides got the proposal of their dreams.