"I've been looking for the finest in all creation / a rose richer than the reddest red," said Randolph.
Randolph says dressing as an eagle has nothing to do with their relationship; it was the only costume he could get. Two years ago, on St. Patrick's Day, they had their first date in Chicago. He wanted the proposal to be memorable.
"This woman is amazing," Randolph said. "I can just talk to her. I don't need anything else. I can just talk to her and spend time with her, that's all I need."
Thomas is originally from Harvey. Her entire family came out for Tuesday's special event. She was surrounded by her mom, grandmother and other family members.
"We could not ask for a greater guy for our daughter," said Bridgette Thomas, Brianna's mother.
The couple will celebrate at their favorite Chicago restaurant Tuesday night. They hope to be married by next year.