First a HUGE thanks to Tammy and the ladies of this forum! Couldn't have done half the things I did without all your great ideas and help!
I leave for Maui in 8 days! And to throw a few more things in the chaotic mix, we have Halloween coming, and our son's 1st Birthday right before we leave. Luckily almost everything is done besides packing and finishing the favors!
How we met
Matt started working for my dad in 1999. I would visit the shop (where they worked) periodically but I donâ€™t think we spoke one word to each other until 2002 when I worked at the shop for one summer when I was home from college. Pretty much after that summer we were inseparable! We will have been together 7 Â½ years when we marry!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception
The ceremony is taking place at Kapalua Bay Beach. Hawaii does not allow any props on beaches except flowers, so our poor guests have to stand or sit on the sand. And the Reception Dinner will be at Leilaniâ€™s on the Beach in Lahaina.
My fiancÃ© is a Fabricator by trade and he refused to pay for something he could simply make himself. I was shocked when I saw the result. He said he took 3 pieces of stainless steal, welded them together, then grinded and sanded until it was pretty! He canâ€™t wear any kind of jewelry as a safety precaution at work, so heâ€™ll rarely be wearing the ring anyways. But for free, and an hour of his time, it turned out great I think!
Sorry the picture lighting is horrible and blurry, but you get the idea.
Iâ€™ve had a nightmare of a time with my engagement ring! Iâ€™m so over pave diamonds! I love the way they look but Iâ€™ve learned they shouldnâ€™t be worn daily. I had to send back my ring last summer because 2 paveâ€™s fell out, and just last week another one fell out! My wedding is in 10 days and my ring looks like crap now! Weâ€™ve decided after the Holidays this year weâ€™ll shop around for a whole new wedding set.
But I think I want this ring as my substitute until I get a new one
More to come...