The couple: Carly Emas & Chris Nygard from North Wales
The ring: My ring is a a princess-cut diamond set in white gold with smaller diamonds along the band. It’s perfect—dainty and girly, which is exactly my style—and I could not have designed a more beautiful one!
Chris and I had looked at rings a few times here and there and he knew what I liked, but he went to so many different jewelers looking for the perfect setting. Finally he found it at Marks Jewelers right near our house in North Wales. After he proposed, Chris told me I had to go to the shop to meet the woman who helped him—so after getting a fresh manicure, I did, and she immediately hugged me and told me how excited she was for us. I still can't stop staring at my ring!
The proposal: We went to St. Martin, which just happened to fall on our one-year anniversary. Our first morning, (our anniversary date), Chris gave me a letter that was labeled August 2012. It was the story of how we started dating. The rest of the day—at breakfast, on the beach, while getting ready for dinner—I kept getting letters about our past year of dating, and everything that we did each month. He remembered every detail from each month (and later told me he even went back over those months on Facebook and checked old receipts to make sure he didn't miss any detail).
When we were ready for dinner, I wanted to take some pictures since we were all dressed up, and as we walked on the beach past a giant rock in front of our room with the waves behind it, I mentioned that that would be a great place to take them. When we got up to the rock, he gave me the August 2013 letter. Chris wears a "J" charm around his neck for his son Jaxon, and in the letter was a "C" charm for Carly. I knew that meant that we were going to be together forever, and I was right: After the letter, he said some things that I cannot remember because I was shaking and in shock, and then opened the box to show me the most beautiful ring ever! I jumped right into his arms, and then of course, I wanted to check out that ring! We spent the rest of the night so giddy, and calling our family and friends.
The band: My wedding band will match my engagement ring band, so it will be a band of small diamonds! Can't wait to order it!
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