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Aug172011

We're Engaged- J & C

Last Sunday August 14th in our home, during a spectacular home cooked meal, both of us wearing PJ's and sipping wine; Jason proposed. 

 

The proposal

Jason decided to cook. He had found a new recipe on his new IPAD 2 and apparently Jason was out to prove that he could be the next 'Food Network Star'. Jason loves gadgets and reality TV. Plus he likes to think he is a better cook than me.  

So cook he did. And he made an exquisite meal. I could go into all the details of how he roasted red peppers and tomatoes and pureed them and added ricotta cheese to make the best soup on the planet. Or how he sauteed chicken and paired it with a rich sauce of crushed baby tomatoes and spices. I could elaborate on all that, but then it would seem that Jason is a better cook than me. So I'll just say he cooked dinner. 

During dinner Jason asked me to grab a bottle of white wine for the table. I turned around to grab the white wine.

The ring was there but I didn't see it.

As soon as I had the white wine in hand, Jason asked for Baileys. At this point I was pretty sure Jason was considering picking up a drinking habit because who drinks wine and Baileys with dinner? I turned around, a second time, and there next to the bottle of Bailey's sat the ring.

I squealed a little. Ok a lot. 

I walked over to him, sat on his lap and then we kinda did a little gazing into eyes. I had to remind the boy that he hadn't actually asked me yet.

We laughed.

He asked.

I was going to say 'no' unless he promised to cook like this every Sunday. But at this point I was wearing the ring and we were both wearing smiles.

 

The ring is a vintage engagement ring that is 100+ years old. It is set in Platinum with a hand crafted Old European Cut diamond. We found it at Weston Fine Jewelry in Bellevue, Seattle.  We chose it because it is vintage and it is a beautiful thing that new life can be given to something so old.   

A huge thank you to our talented friend and photographer, Alex Chamas. You can find him on Twitter: handle @amchamas and on FB: FB fan page. Please show him some love. It was so awesome of him to take these pictures for us. 

xo 

 

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Reader Comments (13)

Awww!! I'm so happy for you both! Such an exciting time ahead! Enjoy every moment! Lots of love to you both!

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

Such a sweet story. I love the idea of vintage jewellery finding a new life annd it's absolutely gorgeous!

Congratulations.

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamara

Congrats you two! Woohoo...I'm trying to figure out the symbolism behind the bottle of Bailey's... :-)

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvy

Such a loving and thoughtful way to propose !! I love the story and the ring !!!

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrose

Aw love this story and how you missed the ring the first time, ha!! Very sweet and beautiful proposal:) Congratulations you guys, so happy for you!!! xoxo

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

congratulations christine and jason. yuor ring is stunning.looking forward to meet you jason. see you in decamber. by the way your proposal was unique. keep up the cooking. love connie, carmine and zia maria

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterconnie

Congratulations Christine and Jason!! Couldn't be happier for you both! It's such a lovely engagement story for 2 of the loveliest people I know!

A big hug and kisses to you both from Montreal!

Can't wait to see you!

xx

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeorgie

Congradulations
We wish you the best of everything health ,happiness and wealth
and Sto lat which in Polish means may you live to be one hundred
Have a pleasant journey on the road of life together..

Cordially
Ed and Jenny

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEdward and Janina Krol

Congratulations to the both of you! I'm definitely sure you are extremely happy and excited! The ring is fabulous by the way!

August 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarina

congrats cuz

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangelo toteda

congrats cuz all the best always

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangelo toteda

I admire what you have done here. I like the part where you say you are doing this to give back but I would assume by all the comments that this is working for you as well.

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEngagement Rings

I just now came across your page..and this post..and couldn't believe my eyes - first, congrats! 2nd... my ring is almost identical!!! We live in NY and got engaged new years 2010, mine is also vintage - round hand cut set in square setting, with 2 baguettes & 2 round diamonds on each side, platinum from atleast the 1930's... SO CRAZY!!!

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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