Posts Tagged ‘Proposal’

Warren Buffett Helps Couple Get Engaged at Borsheims

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Warren Buffett helped a couple get engaged at Borsheims during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. Borsheims is proud to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives – and feels even more privileged when Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett can make those moments extra special!

Michael Dentlinger, who works for a Berkshire Hathaway company in Omaha, wrote to Mr. Buffett asking for his help in proposing to his girlfriend, Rachel Gogan. Mr. Buffett agreed and, a few weeks after Mr. Dentlinger purchased the engagement ring from Borsheims, Mr. Buffett pulled the ring out of his pocket and Mr. Dentlinger dropped to his knee and proposed.

You can download photos of the proposal here.

The engagement happened at the tail end of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend in Omaha. Thousands of shareholders visited Borsheims throughout the weekend, buying jewelry, watches, and gifts. They also watched as Mr. Buffett and Bill Gates played table tennis against Olympian Ariel Hsing and played bridge with bridge experts Bob Hamann and Sharon Osberg.

Borsheims is privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We believe in treating this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves. If you have any questions about Borsheims or the events at Borsheims during shareholder weekend, please contact:

Trisha Meuret: 402.658.0017, tmeuret1@gmail.com
Adrienne Fay: 402.391.0400, adriennefay@borsheims.com
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See the proposal from #BRK50’s Annual Meeting Movie

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I adore the annual meeting movie that Warren Buffett’s office and the amazing crew at Mason Video put together each year. This year was no exception. From the Geico camel kicking it off to the musical salute to managers at the end, it’s always perfection.

One of the most touching parts this year was the video of Warren Buffett helping Eric LaFante propose to his girlfriend, Carrie Fischer. You should probably see it again. With a tissue handy if you’re the sentimental type.

Isn’t that awesome? I love love.

The Omaha World Herald caught up with Eric and Carrie for a follow-up article this weekend. You can read all about how they met and how the proposal came about.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Eric and Carrie! We wish them all the best for their upcoming wedding this summer and for a long, blissful marriage.

Did you see Warren Buffett Help A Shareholder Propose?

Monday, May 5th, 2014

We have been lucky to witness several proposals at Borsheims over the years.

This one may take the cake.

After all, it’s not every day you get the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, in your engagement story.

Here’s the behind-the-scenes on how it happened:

Eric LeFante sent a letter to Mr. Buffett’s office a few months ago, explaining that he would like Mr. Buffett’s help in proposing to his girlfriend. Mr. Buffett’s office put Eric in touch with Borsheims long-time salesperson, Monica Eby.

Monica worked with Eric over the past few months to plan the entire thing out. From selecting the diamond (which is a Borsheims Signature Diamond from Canada) to mapping out exactly how the surprise would play out. Monica even made sure to arrange champagne for the happy couple to toast with Mr. Buffett. (The Omaha World Herald has the story, too.)

Watch the video to see exactly how Warren helps with the surprise.

We are thrilled for Eric and Carrie and so honored that we get to play a role in such a special moment in their lives.

That’s our mission statement at Borsheims:
“We are privileged to share in the special moments in our customers’ lives. We will treat this opportunity with the respect and importance it deserves.”
Thank you, Eric and Carrie, for allowing us to be a part of your special day. Thank you, Monica, for another job well done.  And thank you, Mr. Buffett, for your great acting work (and salesman job!) You are all welcome back at Borsheims any time!