Today I’m linking up with Kelly at Today Was a Fairytale and Cheltee at Something About You & Me to share a little bit about my wedding ring. She hosts a “Wife to Wife” link-up the last Wednesday of each month and I was excited to participate this month.
I haven’t written much about Zack and I’s love story on the blog yet. I’m not sure why because I do love our story. :) One day I will…
To preface things a little, Zack and I knew we wanted to marry each other after about 3 months of dating. I mean, I knew in my heart I was going to marry him after our first kiss but I wasn’t about to tell him that and scare him away!
We probably would have had one of those whirlwind romances and gotten married super quick except I was still in school, and he was working full-time but seriously broke. It wasn’t for about 2 years after we started dating that Zack thought that he might actually be able to pull off a proposal.
Of course we wanted to get married, but we both knew the timing wasn’t right and that God would work things out when it was meant to be. It was October 2010 when Zack was visiting his hometown, I was unable to make the trip with him that time. All of his aunts started asking him when he was going to propose. He explained that he was broke and wanted to not only purchase a good ring, but to provide for us once we got married. His family insisted that those were not good excuses and that everyone is broke when they first get married, it is just life.
After that his mind was made up, he was going to propose that Christmas. His cousin had been married a few years and her husband had told Zack that he had gotten a diamond from his mother and then designed an engagement ring around it. He assured Zack that this was a cheaper option.
So Zack started asking around for spare diamonds, (sounds silly, right?) and when his grandmother generously donated one to our cause… he had a ring made with it.
Now, I am not a picky girl. I am not one of those girls that had a ring picked out and wedding planned. I was actually pretty clueless as to what I even liked. The only thing I knew was that I was not personally into the 3 stone look. I like them on other people, but just not my style.
Zack insists that I told him I liked the solitaire look, and that I told him I hated round diamonds with 4 prongs. I don’t remember this at all and honestly do not have any strong feelings about these styles…but that’s what he remembers and what he went with when designing my ring.
At our wedding I got a curved band to go with my ring, and for our 1 year anniversary I got a second band for the other side. I loved the 2 band, symmetrical look, but did not want to go overboard when we were wedding band shopping. Zack said he had been planning on getting the other band for me since that day shopping for our bands. What a guy.