Colin had planned on proposing the next day but impatience and the mood got the better of him. He ordered a bottle of champagne, and then after a few glasses, left the room momentarily. He returned with his hands behind his back, knelt down, and asked Laura to marry him. He then brings his hands around to the front and in them holds a giant plastic fake diamond ring (about the size of a baseball). At this point Laura is both laughing and crying hysterically. Colin explains that there were complications in getting the ring he wanted, but he still wanted to propose that weekend (the actual ring arrived about a week later, and he re-proposed).
Their wedding date is set for October 30, 2002.