Monday, February 18, 2008

It's Official

After a couple months of telling everyone about how I designed my engagement ring.....I was finally officially presented with it on Saturday night! We went to dinner with some of our dearest friends here in Nashville. Jason said "Hey! I have something to say!" and then got down on one knee. I have no idea what else he said, but his voice was shaking. And I was thinking: "Man, I should have taken off this nasty chipped black fingernail polish."

The center stone is a (huge!) aquamarine. Hey! I have really big hands, and a half-carat diamond just would have gotten lost. The side diamonds are from Jason's mom and grandmother's rings. I wanted it to look antique and of course engagement-like. I drew it out a million times and went back to the jeweler several times last fall. I even got to do a little sanding on the wax model she made because it was sitting too high off my hand.

I really love that center stone. It's nice and sparkly. Now I just have to avoid all dangerous activities with it. No painting, printing, or boxing. :)

So you'll be hearing about wedding stuff on this blog I guess. Not overly much, but how can I not show you all the DIY stuff I have planned?

I hope if you're reading this, you're not someone I should have called by phone to tell in person. Sorry! I'm having a hard time talking because of my horrible cough. I made several calls yesterday, but I think my phone-answering karma is coming back to bite me because no one answered their phones!

So that was my weekend. Here's to a week of health and calm!

Posted by Beth Howard @ 7:10 AM

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congratulations my wedding ring is also an agua marine birthstone thing

Posted by Blogger sunshine @ 9:14 AM #

How exciting! It's beautiful, and congratulations!

Posted by Blogger Marmadaisy @ 9:36 AM #

Aw, young love!

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 9:45 AM #

beth oh my gosh!!!!! congratulations!! the ring is sooo beautiful and perfect. you know I am always up for wedding talk, as it's always on my mind too!

yay. :)

.xo. Jenn

Posted by Anonymous Jenn @ 10:14 AM #

Ring is fab! Giant stone and setting make it look like an heirloom--which it is now! Congrats on your engagement!

Posted by Anonymous Mary @ 1:45 PM #

Yay, I'm so excited for you. The ring is pretty sweet I have to say.

Posted by Anonymous nwinchester @ 1:54 PM #

Woo Hoo!!! Such an exciting time in your emmy and an engagement! Looking forward to having Jason as a second(or so) cousin as well!

Posted by Blogger kim @ 9:57 PM #

Congratulations! I am so excited for you two. Keep the blog updates coming--I love 'em.

Posted by Blogger J. P. Morrison @ 2:29 PM #

hooray! your ring is GORGEOUS!! i can't wait to see it in person!

i'm here for you if you need to talk wedding. i'm fluent in it, actually. :)

Posted by Blogger freshie & zero @ 7:46 PM #

What a beautiful ring, congratulations!

Posted by Blogger nch @ 1:46 AM #

eeeeee, how exciting! you're both very happy looking in that photo, so cute. my congratulations!!

Posted by Blogger Kristi @ 8:42 PM #

You are a very lucky girl, from the little you have mentioned about him and what we see in the picture...he is amazing!! I am pretty sure if I could clone him I would marry him also. I am almost positive I love him...

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