Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The ring and the dress

Chris and I started looking for a ring, but I couldn't find the style I wanted. I always loved my mom's ring that had a design on the band, so I was trying to find something like it. There wasn't anything at all. We decided to call a jeweler to see what they could do. After we met with him, he told us to come up with a design and e mail it to him. I jumped on the computer that night. I found a design that I loved, so Chris and I took it apart, repeated it and came up with something we were happy with. We took the central design and put it on his ring, then took parts of it and created mine. We were originally going to keep the black background, but after seeing it without, we decided against it. I absolutely love my ring. I couldn't be happier.

Originally I had planned on making my own dress. I have had the patter for a few years actually. I decided to try on some dresses of the same style to see if it would look ok on me. We tried 3 stores, and then found the perfect dress. I wasn't even looking for it. And... it was on sale. I couldn't pass it up. We flew back to VA with my dress.

I've always wanted to have a little color on it, so I decided to add to green beading at the waist. It came out perfect. I couldn't have been more happy. After that I cut off the halter strap and built a small jacket to go over it and my veil. It turned out lovely, don't you think?

April 10th, 2010

Chris and I met in October. After a couple of dates, we were seeing each other every day. We couldn't stay away from each other. We made it official in the middle of November. Shortly after that Chris started meeting with the missionaries and decided to get baptized. It was a great day. We were engaged in December and both went back home to AZ in January to meet the family and plan the wedding. That's the short story. We plan on getting sealed in the Arizona Temple in January or February of 2011 after we move to Washington. I can't believe it's been 5 months already. I can't imagine my life without him.