Dracakis Design Engagement Ring Inspired by NRL Champions the Manly Sea Eagles!

As the footy season kicks off fans of the Manly Sea Eagles are looking forward to their first game of the year. The first round against the New Zealand Warriors is a replay of last year’s glorious NRL Grand Final.

It was at last October’s Grand Final game that we were first introduced to Manly fan Jake Costa. Jake made headlines after he dropped down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend during the Grand Final frenzy.

Manly Sea Eagles fan Jake Costa proposed to fellow fan and girlfriend Kelly Kenton at the Manly ‘v’ Warriors NRL Grand Final 2011

When Jamie Lyon sent Manly fans wild after his premiership-sealing try, Jake Costa seized the moment. Surrounded by his mates and a sea of maroon and white, the man behind the iconic “Push It Up Manly” banner got on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend, Kelly Kenton. Jake didn’t have a ring – but he does now! Soon afterwards Jake asked Dracakis jewellers to custom made a special engagement ring for Kelly.

How did you two meet? “We first met five years ago at Manly Leagues Club one Friday night after a footy game at Brookvale Oval.”

When did you know she was the one? “In the four years that we’ve been together, she has made me the happiest person, and I want to hold on to that feeling forever.”

How did she react when you proposed? “She said a big YES… and then she cried. Thankfully they were tears of joy!”

How did the design of your ring come about? “I wanted maroon and white, to match Manly’s colours. Ruby and diamond was the closest, and with Nick Dracakis’ help, we came up with the design.”

When is the wedding? “We have decided to go to Las Vegas to get married by Elvis! It will be on 8th January 2013… on Elvis’s birthday in the off-season! It wouldn’t be right to miss a game.”

What does Kelly think? – “I am so happy! I can’t wait for Jake and I to spend the rest of our lives together, and am so excited for our future. I’m very much looking forward to growing old with Jake!”


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