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Brian McConnell and Rachel Lynn are still on a romantic high after becoming engaged last month. While the future groom pulled out all the stops to pop the question, including a getaway to the island of Aruba for the momentous occasion, he admits the event came much earlier than he originally planned.
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"I had set a date for a good bit later," he explains. I wanted to do it on stage this summer but I couldn’t hold on to the ring! I wanted to give it to her right away! I’m not very good at keeping secrets I’ll admit. Either way it was awesome." "I saw the ring while shopping in Aruba at MILANO Diamond Gallery and had it customized for her. John and Ronny at MILANO ARUBA (John@MilanoDG.com) were extremely accommodating and made sure it was perfect!"
The happy couple had been dating for about a year, and recently moved in together, but Brian says he knew early on that the Model/Actress was "The One." "To be honest, it didn't take me long at all to figure out that she's absolutely amazing," he says. "I never really had a doubt. I know everybody said it was quick, but I've never been one to really care what everybody thinks. We feel like it's been forever. We fell in love the day we met but never said anything to each other about our feelings until later. I still remember the first time she called me. I was in the Memphis Airport on my way home to Los Angeles when she called. I was like a kid again, butterflies and all. There was never a doubt in my mind. My Mother said, 'It's not whether or not you can live with someone, but whether or not you can live without them.' I said, 'Well, let's get this show on the road.'"
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The “I Love You More” singer felt the island was the perfect place to propose. "We met on the beach at sunset”, he notes. What better place to say I love you? “She's a small town girl and I’m a small town boy who both share a love for country music”.
While the singer-songwriter didn't admit to us that he became emotional while on bended knee, his fiancée divulges they both shed a few tears during the romantic moment. "He totally caught me by surprise, I wasn’t expecting it” she tells Tampa radio station 93.3FLZ.
Brian and Rachel will have to do much of their wedding planning on the road. He kicks off the 2013 leg of his Redneck Margarita tour on June 28th with Dustin Lynch in St. Louis, Mo., with Brian serving as his opening act. Keep track of all of Brian’s upcoming concerts and venues here.http://www.brianmcconnellmusic.com
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