The Proposal: Sentenced to Life

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The Proposal: "Sentenced to Life" Brandon and Jen met while both prosecutors in Palm Beach County. They were both recently single when they met and immediately became fast friends. Since they worked together when their fast friendship became romantic, they were very quiet about their office romance — or so Jen thought. When the two would go out with mutual friends and begin to drink, Brandon would start to confess his love for Jen… just not to Jen, to everyone else. For about two months their not-so-secret relationship grew in private until they both realized how real and big this was. They ultimately moved in with each other less than a year of dating which both say was the best decision they ever made. Two and half years later, they’re blissfully living in downtown West Palm Beach with their Havanese puppy, Billie. While Brandon is still a prosecutor, Jen moved to the civil private legal world. On February 7, 2019, Brandon asked Jen to watch him in a big DUI trial, which she said she’d try to make. After a morning of the dentist and rushing to work, Jen made her way to the Palm Beach County courthouse, was greeted by mutual friends also going to watch Brandon in a ​trial, and sat quietly in the audience. The judge came out, asked if everyone was ready to proceed and called for the jury — just like in every other trial Jen had either been in or seen. As she stood and waited for the jury came out, she soon realized this was unlike any other jury panel she’d seen. In walked a man who resembled Brandon’s father and then a man who looked like Jen’s father. As confusion set in, Jen saw her sister, quickly understood what was happening, and almost immediately began to cry. In walked 17 family members and mutual friends who watched as Brandon stood up and gave the most loving and prepared opening statement of his life. He spoke of how those in the past described love and then described it himself. He conferred with co-counsel to retrieve the ring and asked Jen to join him. Jen cried her way up to the middle of the courtroom where Brandon went down on one knee and popped the big question. Through tears of joy, Jen nodded and fell into Brandon as everyone cheered. The judge proceeded to sentence Brandon “to life.” Of course, it was all caught on video: from the genuine surprise on Jen’s face and tears to the big question! (For licensing or usage, contact


Shawn Perrigo : An absolute beautiful proposal for two truly beautiful people!

Hunter Rulavage : Aren’t they technically married? That’s how Ted Bundy got married... under Florida state law.