Kate & Charles

Kate & Charles

Kate & Charles

Charles surprised me with a weekend get-a-way in Winter Park. We were excited to get away and brought our dog along for the fun weekend festivities which started out with a day hike along a snow-shoe trail. It was such a beautiful day with the sky so blue and the sun shining down but, like the Rockies in the winter, it was definitely cold. Charles kept insisting that I slow down and try on a pair of gloves his parents had bought me. I told him my hands were fine, but in the end I put the gloves on. I could sense something was going on but didn’t quite get it until my finger hit the bottom of the glove. He had hidden an engagement ring in the ring finger of the glove!

That’s when I looked over and he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and of course I said “YES!” and that’s when our dog started barking to seal the deal! The moment was so surreal and could not have been more perfect. After enjoying our beautiful hike and being newly engaged, we headed back to the hotel and had a champagne celebration!

We were so busy calling everyone the next day sharing the news, that by the time we looked at the clock we had missed half the morning for skiing. We decided to grab lunch instead which was great because I really didn’t want to keep my new fabulous ring hidden in a glove all day!!! We are having a destination wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico in May 2009 so everyone can enjoy sand, surf, and fun in the sun.

We are both very casual people who enjoy visiting with family and friends.

This experience for Charles started with a visit to Williams Jewelers and Steve’s professionalism came across from his very first visit. He was very considerate of Charles’ requests and understanding of my personality. The store’s friendly, family style environment and wide selections fit our personal styles which made it very easy to narrow down my selections. He had my engagement ring picked out on his very first visit. It’s good to have a jeweler that knows us and we will definitely be headed back to WJ for both of out wedding bands and any additional jewelry desires.

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