Frank and Carolina came from two different parts of the world (she came from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and he grew up at the Jersey Shore). Carolina came to the United States to study art, and when she and Frank met on Long Beach Island, they soon realized how much they had in common. They knew that they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together.
Frank wanted to surprise Carolina with a proposal and an engagement ring. On December 21, 2008, when Carolina arrived at his parent’s house in the afternoon for a family Christmas party that evening, Frank had a special candlelit lunch ready for her, along with a huge bouquet of roses.
After they finished the lunch, he gave her a white box with a note telling her that he had hidden 10 little white boxes with red bows on top for her all over the house. She found the boxes, and each one contained a note telling her a reason why he loves her. The last box had a note saying that there was a special gift for her in a little white box with a white bow on it. The Christmas tree was decorated with almost 100 white ring boxes with white bows! Carolina opened all of the boxes, and all were empty.
Then Frank told Carolina to look in her Christmas stocking, where she found another white box. She opened it, thinking it was yet another clue. But, to her amazement, he box contained her engagement ring from Roman Jewelers and a note asking “Will you marry me?” She cried and said yes, and now Carolina and Frank are planning their wedding.