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Lawyer who spent five months planning proposal finally weds after delaying wedding THREE times

A romantic lawyer who spent five months planning an elaborate fake trial to propose has finally married after rearranging the wedding three times during the pandemic. 

Brandon Dinetz, 30, from Palm Beach, Florida, popped the question to fellow lawyer Jen Lettman, 31, by planning an imaginary DUI trial and telling her to watch his opening statement. 

The touching video, shot at the County Courthouse in February 2019 made headlines around the world – but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the couple had to reschedule their nuptials three times. 

Now, the couple are finally husband and wife, after a Covid-friendly wedding ceremony at the Canopy by Hilton hotel, in downtown West Palm Beach, on February 13. 

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Brandon Dinetz, 30, from Palm Beach, Florida, popped the question to fellow lawyer Jen Lettman, 31, by planning an imaginary DUI trial in 2019 

The couple are finally husband and wife, after a Covid-friendly wedding ceremony at the Canopy by Hilton hotel, in downtown West Palm Beach, on February 13

The couple are finally husband and wife, after a Covid-friendly wedding ceremony at the Canopy by Hilton hotel, in downtown West Palm Beach, on February 13

‘We had to plan a few weddings because Covid made the first one impossible,’ said Brandon. ‘The second one fell through and the third one we were able to arrange.  

‘It was a smaller event than we had originally planned with just 50 guests and a Zoom option for anyone who couldn’t come because of the virus.

‘But it was absolutely wonderful. The bottom line is that we wanted to get married and we did it.

‘Because the reception was on the roof, we were able to see the courthouse where I proposed.’

The couple, pictured before their wedding in February, where thrilled to wed after delaying their nuptials three times due to the pandemic

The couple, pictured before their wedding in February, where thrilled to wed after delaying their nuptials three times due to the pandemic 

The proposal saw Brandon rope in a judge, a defence attorney, a fictional defendant and 17 of Jen's family and friends to act as the fake jury to witness him dropping to one knee

The proposal saw Brandon rope in a judge, a defence attorney, a fictional defendant and 17 of Jen’s family and friends to act as the fake jury to witness him dropping to one knee

Brandon added that despite his law-themed proposal, he never intended to do the same with his wedding.

He said: ‘Nobody expected me to do a law-themed wedding. There wasn’t going to be a big surprise, getting married was special enough.’

Brandon is continually reminded of the proposal because the clip often shows up on different lawyers’ Instagram pages.

The proposal saw Brandon rope in a judge, a defence attorney, a fictional defendant and 17 of Jen’s family and friends to act as the fake jury to witness him dropping to one knee. 

Jen burst into tears in the touching video as she suddenly realised this was not a trial, but a proposal from the man she loves.

It was a smaller event than the couple had originally planned with just 50 guests and a Zoom option for anyone who couldn't come because of restrictions

It was a smaller event than the couple had originally planned with just 50 guests and a Zoom option for anyone who couldn’t come because of restrictions 

Brandon, pictured kissing his wife on their wedding day, added that despite his law-themed proposal, he never intended to do the same with his wedding

Brandon, pictured kissing his wife on their wedding day, added that despite his law-themed proposal, he never intended to do the same with his wedding

Brandon recalled: ‘My back was to her but I could hear her start to cry. When she said “yes”, there was a huge cheer from the jury.

‘The judge said, “Mr Dinetz you have been sentenced to life”. Everyone laughed.’

Brandon revealed that sadly his grandmother, Ellie Dinetz, who was the reason he shared the proposal video on the internet in the first place, passed away before she could see him get married.

Ellie died from breast cancer at the age of 82, just six weeks after Brandon popped the question to Jen.

Brandon told the couple were able to see the courthouse where he had originally proposed to Jen from their venue in downtown West Palm Beach

Brandon told the couple were able to see the courthouse where he had originally proposed to Jen from their venue in downtown West Palm Beach

Brandon, pictured with Jen on their wedding day, added that he believes growing up with four sisters made him a romantic

Brandon, pictured with Jen on their wedding day, added that he believes growing up with four sisters made him a romantic

He added: ‘It was bittersweet. My grandmother was the whole reason I put it on the internet, so that she would be able to share it with her friends.

‘She was at the courthouse and you can see the back of her head in the video. She died a month and a half later so she wasn’t there for the wedding.’

Brandon added that he believes growing up with four sisters made him a romantic.

He said: ‘I would absolutely describe myself as a romantic. I am a big brother to four sisters.

‘My relationship with my wife is strong because of the female influences in my life.’

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