Laura Palacios, a wedding photographer, discovered something unexpected when reviewing images from a couple's wedding. Well, a bride is reunited with the diamond from her engagement ring.
On May 13, 2023, Palacios blogged about the mistake on TikTok, and the viral video has received 13.7 million views, 641,100 likes, and nearly 700 comments. She wrote the photographer at the start of the video:
Scrolling back through the camera still at the wedding. The giant diamond is gone.- Laura Palacios
Palacios posted a few close-up images of the bride's engagement ring, which still had her diamond intact.
She then shared a snapshot of the goldband with a hollow core. "The giant diamond is gone," the photographer continued in the caption.
Many TikTok users took to the comments area to voice their opinions and worries. Some people noted that the ring lacked prongs, which are little pieces of metal that keep the central stone in place. "That’s the most unsafe setting!" said one user.
"Nothing prongs." "No prongs?" wrote another. "Was it glued in?" Others had comparable experiences with diamond rings. "During engagement photos one time my bride's ring FLEW off her hand and got ran over by a car!!" cried one person. "Thankfully, we found it and minimal damage." Someone else shared her experience, saying, "My diamond fell out twice!"
Apparently gold is really weak they put silverprongs on it and it’s fine now.” Of course, the most pressing comment was: “DID YOU FIND IT?”
Palacios recapped what transpired after she learned the bride's diamond had slipped off the band in a follow-up video, which has now gone viral with over 835,000 views. "the moment we found the diamond," she wrote on the screen.
According to the footage, one employee at the couple's wedding location, Wine + Garden in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, scooped up the diamond from the floor while everyone else rejoiced and clapped.
The camera followed the employee over to the bride, who was swimming in her bridal gown in the pool.
Looking relieved, she got out of the pool, kissed him, and grabbed the ring. "My diamond fell out of my ring," she said flatly, clutching the ring to her heart.
The photographer noted how calm the bride was during the fiasco. “Replying to @user3206423994034 the most iconic cool and collected bride & groom ever,” Palacios wrote in her caption.
“And shout out to @winegardennbv (the venue) employee who found it wedged between the slats of the dance floor.”
Other TikTok users were also thrilled the bride found her gem. “Finding that diamond in that huge place was like a needle in a haystack,” one user pointed out.
“Marriage is blessed for sure!” Others recommended that the bride get the setting fixed. “I'd definitely go back to that jewelrystore again,” one account user advised.
The photographer also blogged about the couple's wedding in the following film on her TikTok account. Instead of another clip about the engagement ring tale, she focused on the couple's wedding cake, a three-tiered white masterpiece garnished with Moscato cherries.
"I’m living for these vintagecakes and some film and direct flash to capture them," Palacios typed on the screen. Many other people were ecstatic about the dessert fad.
"It looks like a cake I’d want to cut into!" said one account owner. "It looks so good." One user was even motivated to make the treat for her own birthday. "How do you describe this cake to the baker?" the individual inquired. "I want to have one just like this at my wedding."