Forever Artisans - Custom Design Story: Eric & Olivia

Photography credit: Christian Owens

How did you two meet?
We met while working together at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. We met in 2013, and we were dating by the end of 2014.

How long have you been together?
Just over three years.

  Forever Artisans - Custom Design Story: Eric & Olivia

Photography credit: Christian Owens

 

Tell us the proposal story!
I wanted it to be a complete surprise to Olivia. During a vacation to Colorado, I snuck the ring into my luggage and then carried it around with me, waiting for the right moment. I honestly had no idea when or how I was going to propose! I just trusted that I would know the right moment when it presented itself. On the second day of our trip, we visited the Garden of the Gods Park. In the middle of a long hike, we found ourselves all alone in the natural beauty and splendor of the park. I knew this was the right moment to ask Olivia to marry me. She said yes, but I think she was in disbelief for several hours!

  Forever Artisans - Custom Design Story: Eric & Olivia

Photography credit: Christian Owens

 
"Everyone was incredibly helpful every step of the way and made sure I received the perfect ring, with the perfect design, for the perfect woman in my life." — Eric
 
Forever Artisans - Custom Design Story: Eric & Olivia

Where did the inspiration for this design come from?
Since I wanted the whole thing to be a surprise, I enlisted the help of my recently-engaged sister, Courtney. She took Olivia shopping one day, and decided to look at wedding rings “just for fun.” My sister the spy told me about the different styles they saw, and what Olivia liked best. Through the wonders of the internet, I stumbled upon Forever Artisans. They walked me through every step of the process, from submitting my ideas and reviewing design images, to placing the order and ensuring I received everything by the time we left for our trip—just by the skin of my teeth! Everyone was incredibly helpful every step of the way and made sure I received the perfect ring, with the perfect design, for the perfect woman in my life.

  Forever Artisans - Custom Design Story: Eric & Olivia

Photography credit: Christian Owens

 

Did we meet all of your expectations?
I was thrilled with the design, the experience, and even the packaging, and so was Olivia.

 

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