- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
So excited to share that I am finally engaged! My fiancé (ahh!) and I decided to spend the weekend in Savannah to celebrate our 5th anniversary. To be honest, I was almost one hundred percent sure he would not be proposing… I knew he didn’t have a ring and I know he hates to be predictable.
So anyways, most of the weekend and many romantic, potential-engagement moments pass. I wasnt really expecting anything anyways, so I wasnt disappointed or even thinking about it actually. It was Sunday morning and we were rushing to check out of the hotel before 11. I’m trying to quickly straighten my hair and throw some makeup on. And Matt’s just kind of pacing around waiting for me to finish. Then he started asking me to come over to the window and read a sign for him. He couldn’t read it and wanted me to see if it was a restaurant we could eat lunch at. I was running out of time to finish my hair and makeup and was getting annoyed at him for insisting I read this sign. After I’m done I walk over to the window, look out, and say, “You seriously can’t read that?? I says _____” I can’t remember what it actually said. Lol. But when I turned around he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. He didn’t have a ring in his hand so I thought he was joking! I started laughing! He started laughing too, obviously understanding why I was confused. But then he explained to me that he did not have a ring because he wanted to let me help pick it out myself. 🙂 So of course I said yes and started crying. Then hit him for not doing it BEFORE I put my makeup on. Lol. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around Savannah and making calls and texts to our closest friends and family. Needless to say, it was a huge (but awesome) surprise to me.
This morning we went to a local jeweler here in Jacksonville and looked at rings! It was so much fun and I loved that he let me be a part of the ring selection 🙂 He knows I can be very picky sometimes and he wanted to be sure I would have something I was happy to wear for the rest of my life. We ended up choosing stone and setting separately, so its going to take 5-10 business days for it to be ready 🙁 I dont know how im going to make it! So without further ado, pictures!
my stone: 0.69 ct round brilliant. I believe it’s H I1.
The setting: 0.30 ct in prong-set side stones (1 ct diamond for display, not mine)
The eventual set