Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I proposed!

Yeh, yeh I know we were already engaged before ... but I proposed to the Big Guy this weekend!

Let me back up this train for ya and explain. Approximately one year ago this week, the Big Guy asked me to marry him and gave me a beautiful ring (if I do say so myself) ...

Montserrat, Spain where we got engaged ... the first time.
And I wanted to give him something in return, a gift ... something of value, that he could keep forever, and that would signify the promise we made to each other.

But what?? A lot of my girls got their boys fancy watches but the Big Guy said he didn't want one (and let's get real here, I couldn't really afford the kind of watch you wear foreva eva) so I suggested an engagement ring. Yeh its true, dudes don't really get to do the engagement ring thing but I say, 'why not!?!' And the Big Guy agreed with me, he loved the idea of a ring he could wear until we get married, especially since our wedding bands will be extremely simple (according to Jewish tradition) so he liked that his engagement ring could be embellished in some way.

Cut to the next few months of me frantically trying to find something that he would: love, wear, and that would mean something to him .... and then cut to me giving up in utter frustration. Until, the blog world came to my rescue! Meg from A Practical Wedding posted about on of her sponsors Turtle Love Committee. And I fell in love ... again .. with an inanimate object. I immediately ordered the ring with the tree etched into it ... and then like a sly fox I waited ... until the perfect day, the (almost) anniversary of our engagement, in front of some of our closest friends, in a beautiful place .... and I popped the question! With this ...

Ladies, let me tell you, it was far more nerve wracking than anticipated ... but the shock and joy on his face where well worth it! You wanna see it on the Big Guy himself?? Check it ...


Do you love? I love!! He loves. It feels like we are engaged all over again ... and I can't stop smiling.










Oh and on a sidenote ... Turtle Love Committee is amazing. The ring is gorgeous, it arrived fast and in a beautiful package, with a lovely card thanking me for my business. This is in no way a sponsored post, I just want you guys to know ... they rock. Period.

15 comments:

Callie said...

oh wow! we totally did the same thing! my Rock has an engagement ring that is engraved with our personal symbols (see here for more deets. But our rationale was more along the lines of "training wheels" since Rock has never actually worn jewelry and he needed to learn how that worked... so good on you for proposing, girl!

Marie said...

That is awesome! What a great story. And I love the ring you chose. Perfect!

Westside Wedding said...

That is so sweet!!

Marian said...

Awe! So cute! Your rings are lovely!

THE ALTERNATIVE BRIDE said...

that's the sweetest thing ever!!!! and i love both ur rings!

Mo said...

Absolutely adorable. I love the rings and think it's fantastic that you both have e-rings now!

Bridechka said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your sweet comments ladies :)

Foxywedding said...

That is so wonderful!! What a thoughtful idea. I love the ring you chose!

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! So adorable. I'm glad you had a great experience with Turtle Love....they're such an awesome company.

Jenny.Lee said...

Awww that is awesome!!! Great ring choice!

Luigi from Large Format Posters said...

"Do you love? I love!! He loves. It feels like we are engaged all over again ... and I can't stop smiling."

That was really sweet. I can imagine the smile on your face. It's really awesome, feeling that way and it's like you cannot take the smile off your face because you are really happy. I admire you for what you did. Best wishes to you and your man. Thank you for sharing this.

BEL said...

i proposed too! his wedding band was sent to me so i thought he deserved his own little moment. roses, candles...it was cheesy and fun!

Bowie Bride said...

this is such a cool idea. i am so happy there are progressive brides out there!

the sassy kathy said...

aw that is so sweet! (and i looooved montserrat! breathtaking. what a great place for an engagement :))

Suzi said...

i really like those rings. there original.