I promised I would share our engagement story quite some time ago, and since our engagement party is now over I thought it would be the perfect time to share!
This story starts long ago, when my dad, CWF and his parents all talked about our future wedding plans in their backyard (I was eavsdropping nearby) and how we would wait until he graduated Law School. Unfortuantly CWF never had the chance to actually ask my dad (since he has passed) but it was so meaningful to me that they had that conversation all those years ago.
Fastfoward to 2013, two weeks before our Maui trip on our way back from my Aunt & Uncle's 30th Wedding anniversary party (it's a 8 hour drive) in August we started seriously talking about rings and what I liked. Once we were home, CWF did a bunch of diamond research and ended up contacting a close family friend who owns a jewelry wholesale mart in San Francisco.
So of course, I had to seize the opportunity and I made us an appointment the following weekend. We did a lot of looking around and ended up going with a Verragio setting. I tried on my ring and immediately knew it was the one for me. Luckily they were able to size it the same day so CWF had it right away.
It just so happened that on that weekend, they were having a Verragio event and the designer, Mr. Verragio was there himself.
Then the waiting began. I tried really hard to be patient but I just wanted to wear my ring! A few days later we jetted off to Maui for two weeks and I couldn't contain my excitement!
CWF made reservations at our favorite Maui restaurant (Mama's Fish House) at sunset about a week after we arrived (sunset is a hard reservation to get). As we were driving there, CWF pulled over at a beach along the highway and as we were walking along the sand he got down on one knee! He said so many sweet and wonderful things that I will forever cherish. But I was really surprised (he had the huge ring BOX in his shorts pocket the whole time) and honestly very thankful he didn't do it at the restaurant (so many people!).
Right after the proposal!
It was so nice to be able to spend a beautiful sunset dinner together after to celebrate! And because of the time difference it was really too late to make too many phone calls.
The view from our dinner table!
One of the most special parts about it all was that CWF proposed on my Grandparents 58th wedding anniversary. I could cry thinking about that :)
One of our friends was on the island too, and the next day took some fun photos of me with my ring!
And I couldn't stop staring!
I am beyond excited to marry my best friend and I am so grateful for everyone who helped make this a special time for us! XOXO