A Secrets Love Story: Brittany & Joel

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It’s no secrets we love all things love! When we see your photos, your smiles, your beauty, we feel very lucky to have such wonderful customers.

We had such a lovely response to the last love story we shared, that we couldn’t help ourselves and reached out to another couple- Brittany and Joel! Their love has continued to grow stronger despite the Brittany’s devasting health issues. Find your tissues, this one is a tearjerker!



“Joel and I actually met at one of our friends 18th birthday party on Friday the 25th of September, 2015. We had no clue who each other were, but we talked the whole night and spent a few days together the week following. Then while spending the 4th of August together, Joel asked me to be his girlfriend while he was introducing me to the show 'Supernatural', and of course I said yes! 

So a few years before Joel and I met, I had gotten a life threatening disease, which is Type 1 Diabetes.

Joel has been so amazing in helping me and has saved my life more times than I can count, and although he has to see me struggle and knows that anything can happen to me anyday, he still chooses to love me unconditionally and I have no words to explain the love I have for him. 

About a year ago, I got sick with the stomach flu, which doesn't sound dangerous, until you add in diabetes complications. I was taken to hospital and was taken straight to the Intensive Care Unit at John Hunter Hospital. I was there for just over a week and Joel had never left my side. He slept on a horrible chair while he was allowed to stay, and the second he was allowed back in to see me, he was there. 

I think that’s when we both realised that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together. 

So a few months forward to January 2019, Joel and I started talking about getting engaged and stuff (we had talked about it for a while, but we knew that it was serious). So one day we went to Greenhills shopping centre to do some stuff, and that’s when I found the ring I had always dreamt of, so we bought it right then and there. 

Then it was a waiting game! I knew he had the ring, so every outing and dinner, I was anxious that he might propose! 

But then on the first weekend of August, I knew something was happening because it was our 4 year anniversary, and he had also flew our friend who was a photographer from New Zealand! And I always told him I'd like a photographer to capture our special moment! 

So on the 4th of August, 2019, we went to the beach to get some photos taken for our anniversary. I hadn't gotten my hopes up this time because I wasn't sure if he was going to propose, so I wasn't really thinking about it. 

Then out of nowhere, Joel got down on one knee with tears in his eyes, and asked me to marry him. While I was absolutely sobbing, I said YES! He put the most beautiful ring on my finger, and we both held each other and cried tears of joy, while people surrounding us cheered us on. 

It was the most beautiful moment and day and I can't wait to marry my absolute best friend.”



The couple choose the round brilliant cut knife edge engagement ring with side stones in rose gold- a ring that is both feminine and classic.

Every time she looks down at her rose gold round brilliant cut ring, she can’t help but get butterflies.

“It's honestly the most perfect ring any woman could ever ask for! The beautiful cut, the clarity, the sparkle and shine on it is just breath taking. I couldn't ask for a better ring”




Her favourite cut is the round brilliant cut because, “The sparkle it has when the light hits it is just blinding and is just breathtaking!” We think so too! You can shop Brittany’s ring and other round brilliant pieces below.

Haven't heard of the round brilliant cut before? Read our blog here about it!