Jessica and Gil | Dolphin Delivers the Ring! + Video

The story, as told by the Groom, is adorable + make sure to check out the video of the proposal below! It’s amazing.
How We Met: Jessica and I met at my 3rd annual Kickball Party in New Brunswick. I had invited my friend from work to join and they asked if they can bring Jessie. Of course all were welcome so they came. Unfortunately she was not prepared to play kickball with her high heels, so Jessie and her friend were the official second base drink passer outers. I was captain of my team and placed myself at shortstop where I was showing off for her – catching the ball with one hand while drinking in the other. I spent the rest of the day flirting an explaining to her it was a few days before my birthday and I expected a kiss before she left…

Well she left with no kiss. But the next day after harassing our mutual friend for my info (which she refused because she thought i was bad for Jessie) Jessie tracked me down and we went out on a first date on my birthday.

How He Asked: After quite some time of dating I decided I was ready to take the plunge but it had to memorable and had to involve something that we both loved. After lots of ideas I finally found the right one…

I planned us a surprise vacation to Florida and to take her on her first cruise. She eventually figured it out because she needed to update her passport. Of course the day before the cruise we were in Miami and a major storm began with no end in site I thought my plans were shot. So I went to a local artist I met and asked him to paint me something that said will you marry me… Of course we had to board a ship in a few hours and he had no canvasses on hand. So I went bought a bunch of roses and was panicked.

We boarded the ship and fortunately the storm seemed to pass, but then I met with the activities director which I had been in contact with for weeks and he informed me that my passes which I booked for a Dolphin excursion were not there. More PANIC. Then it ended up that he was able to fix it for us.

Jessie had no idea what was happening as we boarded a boat to a private island and just thought we were going to the beach. Finally when we arrived she was super excited that we were going to be swimming with the dolphins. We got to the place and when she went to get changed I grabbed a dolphin trainer gave them the ring and decided its out of my hands now…

So as part of the program, every girl got a rock delivered from the dolphin that was supposed to be good luck. When it was Jessie’s turn they made her turn around which made her nervous because she thought they were going to mess with her. When she turned back around the Dolphin presented her with a box and a ring in it.

Watch the video to see how the actual proposal happened…


Needless to say she was shocked and just spent 20 minutes asking if this was a joke? Finally I told her she still had not said yes… and so she did.