As some of you know, I've been going steady with my girlfriend, Cassie, for about a year now.
Well recently we made it official and got engaged. I popped the question to her while we were at the beach near her mom's house on the coast.
The weather was perfect for that one day. The slight haze caused a rainbow to circle the sun as we walked back to her mom's house. One could take that as a good omen; a large ring around the sun to complement the ring on her finger.
Her mom, who was in on the surprise, had some sparkling wine and chocolate covered cherries waiting for us when we got back.
So far we've set a tentative date of 12 Dec 2009. We need time to plan the wedding as well as save up for it. We're determined not to go into debt over the wedding.
By the way, for anyone interested in an engagement ring, I'd highly recommend that you take a trip to the Shane Company. We found the perfect ring there and the staff were all mondo helpful.
As for price, I don't think their prices are any better or worse than anywhere else. I did my research a bit and it doesn't seem like there's a such thing as discount diamonds, but I compared Shane Co's pricing with Costco's, Amazon's and others and they all seemed to be pretty much the same for the same quality diamonds.
Oh and you might think that they only have plain styles at Shane...not so...Cassie's ring is from Ritani. A ring designer that I've seen and heard about elsewhere.
Lastly, service at Shane Co is very good. One of the small pave stones on the ring had fallen out, unbeknownst to us. Cassie took the ring back on a Monday and they had it fixed that same day.
Anyhow, we're engaged with the perfect ring and me with the practically perfect in every way fiance.