At Forever Artisans, we feature real life stories to inspire your custom design. This is the true story of how Kelly and Chad designed their dream engagement ring.
WHERE DID YOUR STORY BEGIN?
I honestly can't remember exactly when we met. He tells me he first noticed me 15 years ago when I moved into the area. At the time we were both involved with other people. Over the course of the next few years we met and became friends. Just over three years ago, when we were both available he asked me out. We had the best first date I have ever been on and we've been inseparable ever since.
TELL US YOUR PROPOSAL STORY!
This is not the first marriage for either of us, so at first, we were both a little hesitant to make that commitment again. It didn't take long for us to change our minds! We started talking about getting married at some point about 2 years ago, but never too seriously. In the spring of this year I received an email advertising cheap airfare, so on a whim I looked at flights to Las Vegas. I found a great deal and booked! From there everything happened quickly. I booked a venue, a florist, made an appointment with a Gown and Tux rental place and contacted Forever Artisans to design our rings. I worked with a designer to design our wedding bands and Chad worked with one to design my engagement ring. Once he received the ring he couldn't wait to show it to me, so after he got the OK from our kids he proposed, and of course I said YES!
WHAT INSPIRED THE DESIGN?
I spent months scouring photos on Pinterest with Chad, I would show him examples of all sorts of rings I liked but knew if he didn't also like it that it would not be the right ring. Finally, right around the time we booked the trip to Vegas I landed on a design that was almost perfect.
DID IT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
Yes, and I had high expectations!
The overall experience was great.