Ring finger bling

January 27, 2009

So now we had to worry about wedding rings. I love opals so much, so I wanted an opal ring. Well, I did research and opals are way too delicate for an everyday ring. I researched other similar stones and those too have a low number on Mohs hardness scale.

I didn’t want to go anywhere near blood diamonds, so I was thinking that diamonds were out. That made things frackin’ difficult. We looked up conflict-free diamonds. I searched all the websites and found the perfect ring for me. Even though I proposed to Steve, I still wanted an engagement ring, because wedding bands just don’t have enough pretty bling.

Steve is crazy and isn’t into bling (total shock, right?!), so he went with hammered metal. All rings will be palladium. I believe his ring will look most like the second widest band in the picture.

Click on each thumbnail for a closeup. I’ll add pics when the rings actually arrive (which will hopefully be soon!!)

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Great, we’re getting hitched!! Now what?

January 27, 2009

So, a couple weekends ago, I sat down with Steve and said that we really need to get this thing planned. I was sick of telling people that the wedding would be soon, but not having a date for them or a location.

We knew we wanted our wedding to be small and affordable for us (sorry everyone). We were thinking about City Hall in San Francisco, but the webpage said there could only be 6 people in attendance. They have a bigger space, but it’s 4K to rent it out. I kinda think that the website is full of BS. Then we were thinking about a park. Well, with that, more problems arose: renting the space, chairs, tables, who would cater, we would need an ordained person… blah blah. Then we were thinking about our honeymoon. We were looking at cruises, but those are pricey and who knows if we’ll be able to eat anything.

So Steve mentioned that he read in the NYTimes that NYC is supposed to be the best place to elope now. I’ve wanted to elope from the start. There were some other factors that made this desirable, so that’s what we chose! We’ll be getting married at the wedding bureau, so chairs and ordained person will be provided. We’ll have the reception at a restaurant, so we won’t need to worry about tables and a caterer. And we’ll have our honeymoon in NYC. Voila, it all works out! Not to mention that NYC is the most amazing city in this country.

We purposely chose a long weekend, so there would be no hurry for people to get back to work. We needed it to be at least a month after our niece is born, and we didn’t want it during standard crazy travel time. This meant that May 22 was destined to be our special day (ick, that sounds so cheesy).

The beginning

January 27, 2009

Well, I think everyone by now knows that I proposed to Steve on December 27 on the highway near Emeryville.  Yeaaaaaah anyway that’s embarrassing. I guess I never got to stop and think that people would ask details about the engagement. I feel that since I am doing a wedding blog thing, I should include info about the engagement, so there you go, I hope you’re happy.

Here’s the alternate story that Gabe and I came up with:

Steve stole a getaway car. We were being chased by the cops, so since I thought I might not be seeing him again or ever, I proposed at the spur of the moment. Short and Sweet.