reminisce / my engagement ring:

September 13, 2012

Hello friends! This post is a part of 'reminisce' week - I thought it'd be fun to do a recollection of some old blog posts from years ago. This post was about an engagement ring my husband, Nick, made for me. This post was originally posted on January 29, 2010.


so if you're a recent reader to the blog, on november 6, my sweet bf and i got engaged! thank you to everyone who shared in our joys and celebration from the story! and friends who congratulated us at craft shows over the past couple months, it is so special to be able to share it with you.

anyway, i wanted to share my special engagement ring with you today... and really kind of just brag about my fiancee for a second ;) i found this piece of paper on my floor, and when i opened it up i realized that it was a schedule for the day he proposed, broken down minute by minute. i'll admit: i teared up a little and it made me realize just how much work he put into it and how blessed i am to have someone who cares for me so much.

here's the schedule i found:
so cute right? i think it's cute ;)

and i went a little crazy on the pictures of the ring he made out of a block of wood. all he used was a hand saw and a some sandpaper (in the picture above, with the wood block too) he said there was sawdust all over his apartment... when he showed me the block of wood that he started with, all i could think was.. wow, that's legit! hehe.

the block is the 'back up' piece he made just in case he had to start over.. so yea, he started with that wood block and sanded and sanded and sanded until he came up with the ring you see next to the block. he also told me he just guessed on the drill bit size and drilled! it fit my finger perfectly so it was definitely meant to be! he even somehow managed to carve little hearts on the side.

i wore it for a month but we were both afraid it would break esp.. then for christmas, he surprised me with these beautiful rose rings he picked out on etsy! i love them.. and i feel like they're symbolic in a way... the 2 roses represent him and i and the 1 rose represents Christ! when i mentioned it to him he said he thought the exact same thing! so i am just wearing the 2 roses ring and i think the 1 rose will just be my wedding ring. :)

ps: if you want to know where the rings are from, i can ask him!

just let me know!

2 rings, i am a lucky + blessed girl.
thanks for letting me share the engagement rings
with you ;) happy friday dear friends. xo.

update: nick told me the shop he got the rings from is jennykim!

10 hello's:

  1. That is just wonderful! :)
    And lovely rings too :D

  2. Such pretty rings! So thoughtful.

  3. Hello Danni, you are very lucky girl! Greetings from Poland :)

  4. that's the sweetest story! so heartfelt i love it :)


  5. What a romantic story. I love that you have unique rings instead of diamonds. I would want a unique Etsy ring, too. It's much more special, in my opinion.

  6. How sweet! I love reading about others with slightly unconventional wedding/engagement rings. Where do you keep the wooden one now?

  7. Such a gorgeous story, so unique. Sounds like you found yourself quite the romantic =)

  8. Oh WOWEEEE you sure are one lucky girl! That schedule is SO SWEET, as is the wooden ring he MADE YOU!?!?!??!! Can't believe it fit - it was truly meant to be :) So happy you are so happy! The rose engagement & weddings rings are beautiful too - so unique. I wish you very well, lovely lady. Katie. XXX

  9. Wooden ring = completely adorable!


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