- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
The Boyfriend or Best Friend and I have been together for 9 months….and he’s everything I was looking for all these years. When you know, you know. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him.
How we met: A year ago, we were both working at a children’s organization (I’m an RN, he’s in IT) and seeing him take the time to play with the babies in between getting his work done. Swoon. Honestly though, I was a bit of a tough sell at first. I had read him completely wrong! I thought he was a bit of a wild guy…turned out he was just living it up with his friends after getting out of a long (and not so good) relationship a few months earlier. He’s the most grounded, laid-back, loving, wonderful man I have ever met. We started hanging out a bit outside of work (I insisted just as friends! He agreed….turns out he was trying to win me over the whole time). After a couple months of hanging out, we had our first date!
The ring: A couple months ago we started talking about rings. I had a very specific idea in my head (white gold, just a little bling), and was getting frustrated not finding what I wanted searching online. Right around that time, my amazing grandmother (who I’m named after!) gave me her wedding band/engagement ring. My grandpa purchased these for her in the 50’s! He passed away last year, but they had 60yrs of one of the best marriages I’ve ever seen. I was so honored to have this passed down to me! The ring is yellow gold with quite a bit of bling and very vintage….and I love it! I love the history (and not having to choose..lol) and the fact that I get to remember my Grandpa and honor their legacy with it.
The Upcoming Proposal. The Boyfriend or Best Friend has been very straightforward that he would wait to propose until after he graduated from undergrad (he’s 22, I’m 26) which I was more than ok with. Well, bees, he graduated two weeks ago and the next day started talking about getting the ring sized/appraised. It’s at the jeweler’s right now….and he’s picking it up this week! He’s also started bringing up random things about the wedding already. I’m sure he’s talked to my Dad. My Dad absolutely loves him. At a recent family event, my Dad had him out back teaching him everything he knows about grilling. They were so happy!
It’s gonna be soon…and I’m so excited. Honestly, it won’t change much. We’re in this together forever already…so a ring is just a bonus in my mind. It will also allow us to start planning a big party (also know as a wedding). We’re pretty laid back people (not into formality and ceremony) so we’ll have a small quirky wedding that is totally us.
Only a few close girlfriends know about the ring….trying to keep it really low-key until there’s something to share that people will understand!
I’ll be back on soon to announce the proposal/wedding date. : )