Finding love and happiness in Barcelona! Read on to see how Corey surprised Raena with her stunning, new ring during their recent trip to Spain. On behalf of the entire Long's team, congratulations and best of luck.
"We met our freshman year of college through mutual friends."
"Corey and I decided to take a trip to Spain. He left a week before I did as he was already going to be in Portugal for a class trip in relation to his Master's program. I planned to meet him in Spain the following weekend. Prior to the trip, Corey had already purchased the ring, shown my mom, and planned the proposal all without my knowing. He also invited his friend Danny on the trip. Danny travels with us often so I didn't bat an eye at the idea.
"I arrived in Spain on May 12th, and on our first night, we went to a Barcelona soccer game. The following day was spent visiting some tourist sights and museums. Later that afternoon, Corey, Danny, and I made our way over to Citadel Park. We found a beautiful fountain, which had a great overlook of the park above it. As we made our way up the steps, Danny suggested he take a picture of me and Corey, which I didn't question considering that's what we've been doing the entire trip. While Danny was looking at his phone as if to take a picture, Corey suddenly took something out of his pocket and got down on one knee. I looked at him and screamed, 'Oh' as a reaction. He opened the box first before saying anything, and I immediately started crying. I was shocked and happy and super emotional. Then he finally asked, 'Will you marry me?' with a huge smile on his face. Of course I say yes or at least I tried to; it was hard with all of the tears streaming down my face. We hugged and kissed, and our good friend Danny caught all of this on camera! The rest of the day was spent celebrating with food and wine because how else would you celebrate in Barcelona?!"
"The ring is a simple and gorgeous solitaire. The diamond is a statement all on its own and shines so beautifully."