Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Big Brother’ Alums Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones Get MarriedCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Big Brother’ Alums Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones Get Married

By Michelle Danzig

A little over a year and a half after filming CBS’s Big Brother 13, contestants Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones tied the knot in a bohemian-style wedding on Saturday. According to People, the couple wed at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, Calif. Donato told People that even though she did not like Briones when they first met, but after the finale the two were inseparable. Briones said that, because the two both love penguins, he decided to propose during an arranged, private tour of the penguin exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo. Although Donato did mention what she liked and didn’t like in a ring, Briones chose the  solitary diamond with a half bezel set all on his own.

What are some ways to incorporate your partner’s interests in your proposal?

Cupid’s Pulse

The proposal is a story that a woman will remember–and never stop telling–for the rest of her life. But what makes a marriage proposal truly personal? Future grooms may panic when trying to find the perfect way to propose. Here are some ways you can incorporate your partners interest into your proposal so you can find the perfect way to pop the questions:

1. The ring: Not only will she be wearing this important piece of jewelry for the rest of her life, but you will also have to look at it. Pay attention to the types and styles of jewelry that your significant other consistently wears. Then, ask around to find out what she likes–sisters and friends are a good place to start. Think about a unique thing about her that you love and choose a ring that reminds you of her.

2. The venue: Think about all of the places that your spouse loves to visit. Maybe in her spare time she goes to the library and reads alone or maybe she sits on the dock and quietly thinks. Even if you don’t enjoy doing these activities or visiting these places together, choosing something close to her heart may resonate more during the proposal.

3. The question: Now the important part. There are many ways to incorporate your significant other’s interests into the way you ask the question. If your future-spouse likes music, trying singing to her. If she likes poetry, write a poem for her.

How did you incorporate your partner’s interests when you popped the question? Share your experiences below.