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WARREN, Ohio - The perfect planning for a marriage proposal was almost ruined after the ring was stolen.

Brandon Giovannone had traveled to St. Martin with his girlfriend Katie Panagis and seven of their friends. Getting on the plane, they were told their luggage needed to be checked, since the overhead compartments were full.

At the resort, he realized the ring was no longer in his suitcase.  As panic set in, Brandon, who always relied on his best friend Katie for everything, tried to stay strong.

"The feeling, everything is supposed to be, a beautiful vacation just destroyed. I couldn't see the ocean anymore, I couldn't see the mountain anymore. I just saw her beautiful moment being ruined," said Brandon.

So, he began calling, sending a flurry of texts, and Facebook messages. His sister responded to the SOS for help. She called the insurance company, got a new ring, and sent it by Fed Ex.

Katie, the whole time, was unaware a proposal had been planned or that her ring had been stolen.

"I was just so overwhelmed with being at this place with all our friends, I didn't pay attention. I was oblivious to all of this," said Katie.

After two days of emotional turmoil, Brandon couldn't bear the thought of waiting any longer, so he proposed on one knee and put a ring on Katie's finger.

"He said this was the last day he was going to be my boyfriend and I was like 'What?' It took be a couple of seconds," said Katie.

Brandon explained, "I was so excited, for multiple reasons. Number one, I'm going to marry my best friend. Number two, my dream engagement and her dream engagement did come true. It was beautiful, it was breathtaking."

Brandon documented the ordeal in a nine minute long YouTube video. You can hear why Brandon felt the need to make that video Thursday morning on WFMJ Today, during the 6 a.m. hour.

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