First of all, thank you so much for this site! Most of my ideas came from other brides! I spent quite a few days at work simply looking through the forums and making notes â€“ so thank you!!!
How It Began:
I met my husband in a beach bar on a sunny July afternoon in 2006. He was telling his friend a story and his friend found it impolite to drink while someone was speaking to him. After 5 minutes of noticing this lack of consumption, I decided to step in between the two of them, point at my future husband and say, â€œHey you! Shut up!â€ and turn to his friend and say â€œThere you go! Now you can drink!â€ His friend thanked my profusely and we have been inseparable since.
I usually come home from work before my husband and I always greet him at the door with a kiss (along with our puppy, Tilly). Well, one random Wednesday in May (2010), he came home and there I was waiting in the foyer! He took me in his arms and we had the MOST passionate kiss imaginable! He told me that he wants to come home like this for the rest of his life and he could not imagine marrying anyone other than his best friend. Since it was so spur of the moment he had yet to call my father to ask permission. So he picked up the phone and called my parentâ€™s house line 3 times, my fatherâ€™s cell phone 4 times, his work number twice and my motherâ€™s cell phone once. No response! He was getting frustrated so I said â€œAh, you know heâ€™ll say yes!â€ He proposed with the claddagh ring he gave me a few years back. About 10 minutes later (after I had popped open the first bottle of champagne); my father returns the phone call. He believes that something has happened to me because of so many calls so my husband stops him mid-sentence and said, â€œI love your daughter very much, so much that I just could not wait -- I just asked Sarah to marry me, is that cool with you?â€ Yes, he said â€œis that cool with you?â€!! My dad laughed and he said, â€œOf course, but you are on speakerphone and Sarahâ€™s mother and my business partners just heard what you saidâ€. It was classic! And yes, I found â€œtheâ€ ring about 4 days later.
I am not very good at taking photos of diamonds so this is the best I could do! Here is the picture of my E-ring.
I have two wedding bands â€“ one on each side of the E-ring. I did not like the way ring guards look nor did I like the way one band looked either but I liked how two of them look (of course, canâ€™t have too many diamonds!!).
My husband wanted a â€œmanlyâ€ ring and this is what he ended up liking:
I found a picture taken by the photographer which is much better: