Couple Spotlight- Justin and Carly

There’s something  romantic about the fall season. Crisp air, the leaves turning, and the holidays around the corner.  It makes us want to cozy up with our loved ones by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa . Our beautiful Single Stone couple took advantage of the outdoors with their beautiful engagement photos in Aspen Colorado. Get ready to swoon because we seriously can’t get enough!  

 

Q:How did you and your fiancé meet? 

We met in the beautiful little town of San Luis Obispo, where Justin is from and where I was attending college. We had a bunch of mutual friends and had been at a handful of the same events but had never really met. One night his band was playing in my town, he invited me to the show and afterwards he came over to my apartment for our first official hangout…….and then ended up staying for 2 weeks. haha! I guess you could say it was a successful hangout 😉 Almost ten years later, here we are!

Q: How did you know he/she was the one? 

He always says he knew I was the one when we went on our first dinner date and I ordered a giant burger instead of a salad! I would say I knew it was something very special on our first valentine’s day (before we were actually officially a couple). He was living 4 hours away at the time and my girlfriend talked me in to going to a romantic dinner with her, since we both were alone on valentine’s day and pouting about it. When I walked up to the restaurant to meet her, there he was instead, sitting outside waiting for me with flowers. No one had ever done something like that for me. And after all these years, there are countless moments like those that just affirm that you have found your person. 

Q:How did he propose? 

Our favorite quick getaway from L.A. has always been The Parker in Palm Springs. This year for my birthday, he took me there and got us our favorite room. Our favorite thing to do in the mornings there is to order a french press of coffee, and sit out on the balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens in our robes. I had zero idea it was coming, but that morning, on my birthday, as we sat out in our favorite spot in our robes, he asked me to marry him.

Q:What was your first reaction when you saw your ring?

After about 5 minutes of uncontrollable sobbing after he proposed, Justin was like “You haven’t even looked at the ring yet!!!” Haha! I was too emotional and excited to even think about it, but once I saw it….I could not believe it actually belonged to me. I have looked at my share of rings over the years, but this was better than anything I could have EVER dreamed up for myself. The fact that Justin picked it out all on his own (with help from the amazing Arielle) and picked something that is so me makes it that much more special and is just a testament to how well he really does know me. Every time I get a compliment on it, I just light up inside.

Q:Any other things you would like to share.. 

Working on hundreds of weddings for other people through my graphic design studio moochie creative, and the fact that we have been a couple for almost a decade, I thought that when the time came for my own wedding, that some of the luster would have worn off. But I could not have been more wrong! This has truly been the most joyous season of my life and I am so excited for a new chapter in our story. 

 

 

 

 

Credits:

Bride: Carly Marie of Moochie Creative/ Photography: Dani Cowan /Ring: Single Stone 

By |November 1st, 2017|Couple Spotlight, Proposals, Single Stone Couples|Comments Off on Couple Spotlight- Justin and Carly

A Picture Perfect Proposal

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One of our favorite things to celebrate with our clients are their proposals! We feel so privileged to be able to be a part of such a special occasion and love to celebrate the love that each and every couple has for one another.

Meet one of our newest Single Stone Couples, Nick and Paulette. Nick proposed to Paulette in the south of France with a beautiful custom Savannah ring. Here, Nick tells us about how they met, the proposal, and more!

 

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Q: How did you meet?

We actually first met through my younger sister Wendy. Wendy and my fiancé Paulette became best friends when they were in college together at College of Charleston. Eventually, after she graduated, Paulette moved up to New York City where I was living. We had met before, but hadn’t really spent time together, and we had each previously been involved in other relationships. We connected immediately when we spent more time together in NYC, and when my sister gave both of us her blessing and encouragement, I asked Paulette on our first date. The rest is history!

Q: Tell us about the proposal!

After spending a couple of days in Aix-en-Provence, we left for a surprise destination… I had booked a couple of nights at a great hotel in Eze, near Nice.  Once we arrived, we took a little stroll around the gardens, and then got ready for dinner. I snuck out and gave my phone to one of the concierge so that she could take secret video footage of the coming proposal. After we were ready, we walked down to a beautiful platform in the garden overlooking the Mediterranean to enjoy the view, and that’s where I proposed!

Q:What did she think of the ring?

She absolutely LOVES the ring, and I could not have been more proud and happy to finally give it to her. It was an extreme test of my patience to keep it tucked away in our apartment for so long- especially given how badly I wanted her to see it and how excited I was to propose. It was such a special moment, and hers is such a special ring- she talks about how much she adores it every day, and it makes me so happy to catch her admiring it.

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Congratulations you two! Thank you for sharing your love story with us!

By |September 20th, 2016|BLOG, Couple Spotlight, Proposals|Comments Off on A Picture Perfect Proposal

A Maui Proposal!

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One of our favorite things to celebrate with our clients are their proposals. We feel so privileged to be able to be a part of such a momentous occasion. Meet one of our recent Single Stone Couples, Jordan and Stephanie. Jordan proposed to Stephanie in Maui with a one of a kind vintage cluster ring. Judging by the picture below we think it is safe to say Stephanie LOVED it! Here, Jordan tells us about picking out the perfect ring and more!

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Stephanie and I met on a blind date (set-up through our family friends) and have been together for about 2.5 years. I know it’s cliche, but I knew she was the one for me on our first date. She made me feel so at ease and so confident in what we could have and turned out to be. 

After daily Instagram tags of all the Single Stone rings she liked, I finally made an appointment to take her to look at the store. She and I both fell in love with a vintage ring she saw and I ended up buying the ring that afternoon and storing it while I plotted the best way and time to make it happen. She only had one rule, no one else could be around when I proposed. I wasn’t sure how I could arrange that considering our families are so big, our schedules so packed and our down time so little.

Stephanie had a work event scheduled for mid-April in Maui and I knew this was the perfect place and opportunity to propose. I rearranged my schedule so I could join her on the trip. She had work commitments Tuesday-Saturday night but we were booked on a red-eye on Sunday night. Sunday morning we woke up at the crack of dawn and went on a beach walk. After about 2 miles of gorgeous beaches and morning joggers, we ended up on this little strip of beach with not a visible person in site. We sat on the beach enjoying the sunrise and truly feeling like it was just the two of us. I had to somehow get her to stand-up so I asked her to go for a swim. She stood up and headed for the water and I got down on one knee and asked her if she wanted to hang out with me for the rest of her life and if she would marry me. She said YES and then yes yes yes when she saw it was her dream Single Stone ring! We spent another hour on the secluded beach then headed back to a champagne brunch her friends and I had arranged at the hotel. Our red-eye flight ended up getting cancelled so we were able to spend an extra day enjoying our exciting news and avoiding real life just a little bit longer!! 

We could not be happier for these two and wish them a lifetime full of love and happiness! 

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By |April 27th, 2016|Couple Spotlight, Proposals, Vintage|Comments Off on A Maui Proposal!

A Graffiti Proposal!

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It is safe to say, we love a good proposal, and this one really takes the cake! Don proposed to Helena in front of the infamous John Lennon Wall in Prague. We could not wait to hear their love story and how Don came up with this incredible creative proposal!

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Q: How did you and your fiance meet?

Don and I met at a bar on the night we both were graduating from Indiana University in 2009.  The bar was really crowded and he accidentally spilled a drink on me.  Let’s just say I was not pleased.   A week later it just so happened we were both at the same bar again and a mutual friend introduced us!

Q: How did you know he/she was the one?

From Helena- He has always been, for lack of a better word, incredibly cool.  He has tons of hobbies and interests and is so optimistic and fun.  He makes my life interesting.  We’ve both had our ups and downs throughout the seven years we’ve been together but we’ve always been there to support one another.  It’s hard to explain but I just can’t imagine a life without him.  No one else compares.

From Don- I knew very early on that she was the one, she was beautiful and had a great sense of humor but on top of that, she was insanely smart and ambitious. We have also been through a lot together, which challenged us and made us a much more mature relationship. I wouldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone else, every time I see her, its like I’m seeing her for the first time again, she just has this energy which is contagious and makes me happy.

Q: Tell us about this amazing proposal!

 From Don- I knew that the trip to Europe was going to be where I proposed, there are beautiful places everywhere, which by itself would have been amazing, but I also wanted the proposal to be lasting, something we can say was there forever, and even though at this point the tag is covered with layers upon layers of paint, its still there and Prague will always be that much more important to us because of it.

From Helena- We were traveling in Europe and our first stop was in Prague.  We had dinner plans one night and Donny told me since we had some extra time we should stop by the John Lennon Wall, a wall in Prague that was covered in Beatles lyrics and graffiti after John Lennon’s assassination. Tourists go there now and you can draw your own graffiti on the wall.  As we were walking past the wall l saw a big whited out area that said “Helena will you marry me?” and when I turned to him he was down on one knee proposing.  He had gotten a local photographer/artist to paint the words and then take pictures of the proposal. It was so surreal, there were hundreds of people there.  After I said yes everyone started cheering and shouting out congratulations in a bunch of different languages. Knowing that the proposal will always be on that wall, even when its covered in layers of graffiti, is such a cool feeling.

Q: Tell us about the Ring

We used the stone from Don’s Mom’s engagement ring, a sapphire, and had Single Stone design the setting.  We brought the stone to Single Stone and worked with Heather.  She was amazing. Heather knew exactly what type of style would work for me and talked me through what I could expect from the final product.  The service was incredible and the ring is gorgeous. I get so many compliments – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

On a side note, even though we designed the ring together, I didn’t see the final result until Donny proposed. It is beautiful!

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By |January 5th, 2016|Couple Spotlight, Proposals, Single Stone Style|Comments Off on A Graffiti Proposal!