A ‘Flawless’ Proposal That Took a Few Tries — and the Fire Department

Additionally, when she tried to take the ring off the following day, it would not budge — “not with butter, not with soap, nothing,” she said. They ultimately went to the fire department, and a firefighter clipped it off.

After a disappointing proposal, and a broken ring (they were able to salvage the diamond), she asked him for a “do-over,” she said, which took place on Feb. 14, 2022.

The do-over was “flawless,” Ms. Anderson said.

Together, they chose a new band for the diamond, and Mr. Greene arranged for a makeup artist, a limousine, a red carpet and a private suite decorated with roses at La Vie in Washington, Ms. Anderson’s favorite restaurant.

On March 4, the couple were wed at Beaches Turks & Caicos. Ms. Anderson was inspired by a wedding she attended on the island 20 years ago. “I took a mental screenshot and said, ‘If I ever got married, I would want to get married there.’” Sherlock Padmore of Christ is the Answer Church officiated in front of 30 guests. They jumped the broom at the ceremony, and Ms. Anderson’s son, now 9, was the ring bearer.

The couple did not hold back during their wedding weekend — they hosted three days filled with events, including a welcome reception, game night and a pool party. Mr. Greene was so full of joy on the morning of the wedding that he sang to her “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge, even though he’s “terrible at singing,” he said.

“Mike is the first man who really reminds me of my father, who is my absolute hero,” Ms. Anderson said. “Honestly, I felt like there were times where I was very close to giving up on finding my partner. It’s a cliché, but really, truly, it never is too late.”