Here's a little bit of a back story that also ties into the ring:-) Marcus and I met July 16th, 2011 at his place of work. I was on a family vacation with my mom, step dad and little sister. Marcus was actually our waiter at a banquet in a beautiful hotel. I am incredibly shy and was definitely intimidated by his good looks (He is a former model) and could barely look at him until my sister nudged me and pointed out the fact he kept looking at me. Finally, I looked up and smiled at him and the rest of the night we flirted every time he came to the table. I am actually a terrible flirt...I have no idea how I managed flirting with him, LoL. I think God definitely stepped in and gave me a bit of a push. He seemed so cool and confident-I only found out later he was intimidated by me! I still find that hard to believe but he swears it's true, LoL.
Some ring shots....
I am very much a person who prefers a classic style (I am a total sucker for the 50s) -I never had a desire for a trendy ring or anything too big and flashy. This ring is actually bigger than I would have expected or picked but it's absolutely perfect! It's a princess cut diamond, about 1/2 ct, in a gorgeous cathedral setting in white gold.(I also prefer white gold over yellow). He picked it out all on his own and absolutely nailed my taste! Not that that's surprising-He has had an amazing knack for that since our very first Christmas together!
I am so blessed and grateful to have such a wonderful man in my life- I couldn't have hoped for anyone better. I am thankful to God for putting us together and am excited to start planning our wedding. I want Marcus to be involved in every step of the planning (Well-all the steps he wants to be-except the dress shopping, of course! haha) He is actually excited about having a traditional wedding- It will be a small and intimate wedding-we're hoping to keep the guest list around 50- 75, but I don't want to leave anyone I love out-and I love an awful lot of people, LoL. That's been the biggest struggle so far:-/ The wedding will be in October of next year-October is my favorite month and Marcus proposed on the 8th of October so there couldn't be a better time for it!
Thank you so much to everyone who has offered their love and support! I am grateful beyond words to my loyal followers and readers! Also, stay tuned for a little celebratory giveaway! I'll be announcing that in this upcoming week!
Please feel free to leave comments if you are planning a wedding, recently engaged or already married and share your wedding/engagement stories! And if you're not engaged or married yet, I'd love to hear bout your dream ring, dream engagement, and dream wedding!
Love to ALL!!!