On October 31, 2008, Vaughn arrived at dance class with two pumpkins he had carved, snacks and drinks for a little between-class party, and a diamond for Stacey. Before class, he told her the smaller jack-o-lantern would have a message for her after class. Sure enough, when class finished he had Dave (the best man) clear out the lingering students, and the candle in the small pumpkin was replaced with some tissue paper and a small box, with a diamond inside. He took Stacey by the hand, sat her on the steps, presented the pumpkin, and asked her to marry him. She said, "Oh my gosh!" Then, quickly so he wouldn't wonder, "Yes!"