Wedding Wednesday! Mike's View!

I'm excited to open up the blog today to my mister, Mike! At the suggestion of someone in my FormSpring we thought it'd be awesome to let him talk about the whole proposal deal himself! And share pictures of the ring! I know Mike's had some reservations before about the ring.. it's very unique and non-traditional. To me, it's absolutely perfect! Everything about it fits into our relationship and our story. Every time I look at it I'm reminded that our relationship with each other is unique, one of a kind, and completely hand crafted to fit our lifestyle. Fate! I think it's amazing and while I know I may be biased, I hope you see what I mean!



Hello, this is Mike. Hopefully everyone knows who I am. Otherwise this post isn't going to make much sense. Kaelah received a question in her Formspring stating that it would be interesting for me to write a Wedding Wednesday post to hear what I have to say on the matter of our engagement and soon(ish) to come marriage. Despite my initial feeling of, "why in the world does this person want to hear anything I have to say", I was excited. (apparently so was Kaelah) So to that person, thank you for inviting me to "speak" with you about this. To everyone else who clicked on this post unknowingly subjecting themselves to my raving, I'm sorry. Now without further delay, let's talk about feelings and stuff. 


Oh, everyone wants to know about the ring. Everyone that hasn't met the fiance yet is still more interested in meeting the ring. Maybe for this segment of the post I'll just stand awkwardly off to the side as to not hinder your view of The Ring. I know Kaelah has mentioned already that her ring is made from a natural, uncut diamond and hand hammered gold. Definitely an untraditional choice for an engagement ring. I have to admit this scared me at first. Kaelah and I had spent a few afternoons ring shopping. We went to jewelry stores and looked at more traditional rings, but we also found an artist that designed this natural hand made one-of-a kind rings. I could definitely tell Kaelah was drawn towards them. When I first saw them I was in love. I thought they were unique. I went back and forth for a while between the traditional and the untraditional. The one thought I kept having was what were other people going to think of her ring (and the ring giver) if she had something so uncommon like the hand made ones? That's when it hit me, it wasn't for them, it was for us. 


Now that there was a ring, there needed to be a place. This question drove me crazy. Where do you ask her to marry you? I had nothing. I wanted people to witness the event and hopefully get some pictures (which they did), but I didn't want to do it somewhere that wasn't personal. Just a few people that really mattered. Then I had an idea. What if I propose on our trip to Wilmington? This place is special to us, there are beautiful spots all around the city (like a river with a beautiful little section along it sprinkled with blossoming bradford pear trees and illuminated with twinkle lights. You get the idea...) and there will be important people to share the moment with. Done. 


Leading up to the big question my mind was just a mess. On one had, I was really excited. On the other hand, I was way too nervous for any one person to be. On the other hand (I know, too many hands, but I'm making a point here) I couldn't determine whether or not it was really. Was I really about to ask her to marry me on this trip? I talked to both her parents and my parents about it before we hit the road. Kaelah said she would call our parents to make sure I talked to them about it before she said yes. She didn't by the way (Kaelah's note: "But I did ask!!!"). That would have really killed the mood. I also talked to Chris and Susannah about it at a rest stop just after we made it into North Carolina. They were excited. That's when I told Susannah to arm herself with a camera at all times. 

Well, day three into the trip and I still hadn't done it. I kept telling myself I just hadn't found the right time. It was better than telling myself I had no idea what I was doing and that I was just plain way too scared do it. The four of us were out having a good time on Saturday night checking out a few spots around town when I asked Chris for his advice. He told me he had no idea either. Great. I told him I was trying to come up with a good plan, that's when he told me trying to come up with an elaborate plan was a bad idea. Ok, I'm listening... He went on to tell me that Kaelah would unravel my plan about a quarter of the way through it. Thus making it less special. Yeah, that seems about right. She always knows what I'm doing way before I'm even aware. We decided that the element of surprise was my only hope. Well good, because I managed to surprise us both. 


Here's the surprise, I had no idea I was even doing it until about two minutes before I actually did it. We left one of our little hang out spots on saturday night and were walking down town. Chris and Susannah were walking a little ahead of us. Kaelah and I lingered behind having our own little conversation. I think she was telling me I was annoying. As we were walking down a side walk that runs perpendicular to the river that's when I saw it. The Spot, to go along with The Ring and The Girl...and oh, yeah, The Fiance. There it was, twinkle lights glowing like a beacon of hope, saying: "Go ahead Mike, you can do this." I grabbed Kaelah's hand and asked her to cross the street with me. Now, with my heart working over time I held her hands I told her that I wanted to be able to annoy her every day for the rest of our lives. I told her that I loved her and that I wanted to be with her forever. I fumbled to pull out the ring out of my pocket. I think she started to realize what was going on then. I got down on one knee, (about the time Chris says "he's doing it, he's doing it, get the camera.") and I asked her to marry me. To which she said, "Really? Really? No.. Really?" I reminded her that she should probably say yes at that point. So what does she do? She cries. A lot. Then, finally, she says yes. I did it. 

Oh, future, what is it that you hold for us. Well, when I asked Kaelah to marry me I told her that I wanted a life with her wherever we decided to settle down. We still haven't quite figured out where that might be. All I know is that involves Kaelah opening a store somewhere, me taking a lot pictures, fat dogs and eventually, cute little babies. That's a pretty rough out line of the future. I know it involves the two of us for a long time to come. As far as the wedding goes, if you've been reading Kaelah's blog for a while you've seen beautiful weddings (which you have gotten me in place of today. Again, I'm sorry.) Our wedding is going to be all of that and more. I'm just going to leave most of that stuff to Kaelah. She'll be better at it anyway. 


And now... the ring! (Excuse the dirty nails! Oops! Probably shouldn't have even mentioned it!)


59 comments:

  1. This is seriously such a great idea! I loved his story, and was almost in tears near the end! So cute! Your ring is amazing too!

    Congratulations!! :)

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  2. Oh wow, this post actually had me welling up. (OK, I lied, I cried a little).

    Engagement/wedding stories always make me cry, and this one was just beautiful.

    And that ring is just exquisite!

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  3. I'm crying like a baby out of happiness! Awwwwwwwwe!(A million of them! Oops! I thought my "w" was about to go out. LOL! Though I don't know you both well and obviously you don't know me....well, there are a lot of folks like "me" that you encounter I'm sure, but I'm sooooo soooo EXCITED for you both! The ring is SO beautiful. :) Perfect. Just perfect. It was SO sweet of you MIKE(HI!) to write this post and I will have to say, this engagement news has been by far my favorite. Congratulations again and I know that it only gets better from here. I hope you continue to write about and share this with all of us. (SMILESSSSSS!)

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  4. Such a sweet post. Loved reading his side of it.

    And that ring is PERFECT!!! Wow, amazing.

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  5. Awwwwwwe!! This is such a sweet story. I LOVE the ring. Congratulations, again, to the both of y'all. ♥ xo.

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  6. What a great idea! People have guest bloggers all the time, but I think this is one of the best I've read!

    Also, I love your ring!

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  7. Wow, reading Mike's view on everything was very touching and sweet. As for your ring, AMAZING! It is probably the most unique engagement ring I have seen and I am so unbelievably happy for the both of you. Your unavoidable love for one another touches my heart and, I'm sure, the rest of the people who read your blog. Like some of the other people who have commented this, yes, I did cry (I'm such a sucker for romantic posts) and I can't imagine a sweeter engagement. I wish the both of y'all a happy, healthy, love-filled life together. :)

    I feel like I'm toasting the both of you...weird, but I wish I could at your wedding :D

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  8. Wow, the ring is just incredible!

    Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness.

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  9. How fun to hear from Mike! I loved reading the story. The ring is stunning! I love uncut diamonds...so beautiful.

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  10. Such an amazing story. I loved hearing Mike's side of it because you really get to understand just how nerve-racking something like this is, but what comes out of all of it is truly beautiful.

    Congrats to you both <3

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  11. How cute was this post! I love that ring too! Good Job picking it out Mike! Congrats you two:)

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  12. He didn't need to say sorry! It was so wonderful to hear his side.

    I loved that he was surprised too!

    And of my gosh! Love your ring! It's so pretty and it looks perfect for you!

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  13. That made me wanna cry a little. So sweet.

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  14. your ring is gorgeous, i love it!

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  15. You don't fancy sending Mike across the pond to have a word with The Boy do you?

    So cute xx

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  16. Wow, that was awesome. Thanks MIKE for such an insightful post. Congrats to both of you. And I love that ring. It's amazing.

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  17. It was wonderful to hear Mike's side of the story, too! You always hear the girl's version, but it's such a treat to hear what it's like on the other side. This was so sweet, I got a little teary. I'm very happy for you both, congratulations!

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  18. Oh my gosh! I so cried at the end of it. I was giggly throughout the first part and then bam, real life tears. You two are sooo adorable and you can tell he is so in love with you and you with him. It makes my heart so happy hearing about your love for each other and to see his take on everything. Congrats once again.

    PS, your ring is beautiful! and very memorable. Practical doesn't make it perfect. Unique is definitely the way to go :)

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  19. Hello Mike!
    It is nice to read from you, and see the story through your eyes. Your story is really beautiful, just like in a book or a movie, and even if it sounds strange or creepy, I am so excited about your weeding plans and everything! :D
    Also the ring is beautiful, I dream of getting a unique ring fitting to my personality some day...
    Well yes, that is enough of aws and perfercts!

    <3 for you both!

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  20. The ring, the story, and even the man!
    It's all so perfect!!
    You guys are gonna be one heck of a married couple!
    I wish you both the best.

    -Cara Mason
    www.midkid.ca

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  21. Adorable, you both seem so sweet towards each other

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  22. Aw such a cute idea, Kaelah you really do have an amzing fiance. The video got my eyes all watery already. I'm so so sooo happy for you!! MUCH much love from me. - Mariam

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  23. The ring is absolutely stunning! I am so happy to see an unique and original ring than a ring seen on a million other people! So so sweet I definitely teared up reading. You two are so great for each other and are going to have an amazing life! I am so excited for your wedding and future and tuning in on all that's to come on the blog! <333

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  24. aww, what a great post. So fun to read it from your honey's perspective -too cute! Hehe, and so true that everyone wants to know about the ring. Speaking of which? I adore your ring, it's unique, and so beautiful. Congrats to you both. xx veronika

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  25. I cried. Just a little bit but I cried all the same. How embarrassing. That ring is to D.I.E for. I love happy endings. Sigh.

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  26. Such a sweet post! I adore the ring...very beautiful! Great story for two great people! Congratsio, darlings! Hearts, janna lynn

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  27. The love the two of you guys share is so special and not seen too much. Both of your posts about the wedding made me tear up, If one of my co-workers would have came in they would have asked me what was wrong..haha I LOVE your ring, it's unique and one of a kind just like you.
    I wish you two all the best

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  28. I loved this post. Congratulations again to you both. Beautiful ring xx

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  29. Hi Kaelah! Such a gorgeous story, and an amazing read. I enjoyed every moment! I'm so happy for you! The ring is STUNNING!

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  30. a gorgeous story and i love kaelah's ring!!! love this idea of hearing mike's view :)

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  31. Oh, snap! I want to be proposed!! Right here, right now. I envy you! XD

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  32. What an amazingly sweet post and the ring is gorgeous! ♥

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  33. so great to hear it from his perspective! you two are so great, I can't wait to see the beautiful wedding you have!

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  34. Your ring is so pretty! I love your story and his!! its very precious, like a little fairy tale!

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  35. i wish that i was proposed to in a special way like that. you are lucky to have each other

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  36. I cried. You never really hear the groom's side of the proposal. It's always, "SQUEE!!! I'm getting married! Look at my ringggg!" This was awesome. Congratulations to you both!

    Oh...and the ring?! So cool! I love non-traditional wedding jewelry. ^.^

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  37. That's so sweet. Hooray for you guys!!!

    :)

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  38. ahhh this is so fun. i love getting to meet your mister through blogging land :) your story is so magical, that ring is absolutely amazing and you two make such a fabulous pair.

    i can't wait to see all of your wedding details. we had so much fun planning ours and i just know, like mike said, that yours will be everything and more! it is apparent that what you two have is an amazing bond that will only grow stronger as each day passes.

    hope you had a beautiful day. XO

    ps your nails look beautiful ;)

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  39. that is too sweet! kaelah, you are one lucky girl! and mike, you are even more lucky! kaelah is one of the most amazing, unique people in the whole world! and i know you'll do right by her! once again, congrats, congrats, a million times congrats! i wish you all the happiness in the world! and i seriously cant wait to see the wedding planning process!! <3

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  40. so sweet!
    And I think that ring is one of the prettiest I have ever seen!! You guys make the most adorable couple <3
    xx

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  41. I'm smiling like a crazy person here! Sweetest. Post. Ever.
    <3 x

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  42. I was listening to this song today and it made me think of your guys wonderful proposal story! Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEwFik6ObJs

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  43. I love yall's story! Great to have a guest post from Mike too. I'm seriously excited about you guys getting hitched. Can't wait to follow along--read all the post and see all the pictures and ideas for the wedding. Congrats you two!

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  44. that was a beautiful perspective and story to read. How beautiful. It is nice to know when a man puts a lot of thought into an act. I think my husband kinda just did it as fast as he could wherever he could because he was too excited haha. Anyway this was lovely and I adore the ring. REALLY TRULY!!!!!!!!

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  45. Aw! Mike is such a sweetie! You guys are made for each other. Congrats again!

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
    Ahhh I'm so excited for you both! Such a sweet story and it was so nice to see what was going through Mike's head at that moment.
    I'm so excited to hear about all the wedding details and your guys' life together!!
    Congrats again! :)

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  47. would somebody ever tell mike not to be apologising, what a totally gorgeous post. you're a lucky lady kaelah - but you don't need us telling you that :)

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  48. So freaking cute!! SO SO SO SO SO CUTE <3 this is beautiful you guys. Congratulations!

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  49. Awwwh such a sweet beautiful story!

    Congrats :)

    The ring is gorgeous!

    xx

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  50. I don't know if I'm just hormonal, but I cryed all the way reading this.... so cute!
    And the ring! The ring is so pretty and unique!

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  51. Love hearing it from Mike's perspective - how amazing! And the ring is gorgeous! Congratulations you two!

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  52. I loved reading mike's pov, especially about the ring. I have an very unconventional ring as well, and i'm soo happy you chose what works best for you. congrats again!

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  53. i LOVE how original the ring is, and Mike proposing to you sounds like a very special moment. you two are the sweetest couple I've ever seen in a long time :)

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  54. Great article....!!!Nice to know about new things with helping concept.

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  55. the ring is absolutely perfect!

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  57. Well, I like lots of things that are different from the norm, but that's besides the point. :) When it comes to Engagement Diamond Rings though, who wants to have a ring that's exactly the same as everyone else's?

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