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Finding the Dress and the Ring..Fate   Leave a comment

So I had an easy time picking the dress and the ring. The dress I found when I wasn’t even looking for it. Some of the girls and I had gone to look for bridesmaid dresses. After trying on a few bridesmaid dresses and finding a few styles we like, we decided to look at a few wedding gowns. Well I decided to try on a couple. After about four I was done. The sales person convinced me to try on one more and it was strapless, none the less. Let me tell you I had no intention of buying a strapless dress. I did not want to be one of those brides, who was pulling up her dress all night long. Despite my better judgement, I tried the dress on. Well, that sales lady knew what she was talking about. I was in love and my mom cried. Just like that I had a wedding dress. It was simple, elegant, and extremely flattering to my body. Now this was way back when I first got engaged, like I mentioned in my Journey to the Wedding post. So fast forward to today, when I dragged Mr. Darcy to the mall. I have a very unique engagement ring, which was custom designed. It has my great, great grandma’s solitaire diamond and diamonds from my mom’s wedding band. Well, having a beautiful custom designed engagement ring posed a bit of an issue when shopping for a wedding band. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted: milgrain edge, pave set diamonds, and slight curve in band, so it would it sit flush. Here are some of the rings I found:
Source: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

Source: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

 Well, fast forward to today when we’re strolling through the mall,  I convince Mr. Darcy to go into Kay Jewelers with me to look at wedding bands. After all, they are having a sale. I take my engagement ring and showed it to the lady and before I could even tell her what I was looking for she placed into a enhancer and handed it back to me to try on. I put it on my finger and it fit perfectly. It was gorgeous. I was instantly in love. The band is actually an enhancer in which my ring inserts into. Her is a pic of what it looks like all together.

Personal Picture

So, as you can see, this is not what I originally had in mind. But I love the bling, bling, and I love that it shows off my engagement ring so well. I am in love with my wedding band, almost as much as the man who is going to give it to me on our wedding day.

Moral of the Story:

1. Listen to the experts. They know what they’re talking about.

2. Have an open mind. Neither my dress nor my wedding band are I would have originally picked for myself, but they’re perfect and I love them.

Posted February 20, 2011 by kcoleybear in Wedding Attire, Wedding Band