Real Engagement Stories from Gittelson Couples in Minneapolis
We cannot stress how important it is for us to build lifelong relationships with our customers. When a love-struck guy comes into our store looking for the perfect ring, we are going to do everything we can do make the proposal a perfect moment for him and his soon-to-be bride. When it comes to a special couple, Andy & Stephanie, it was even more important that we go the extra mile to ensure their engagement went off without a hitch.
Real Engagement Stories
It never fails that the guy (while well-intentioned) gives us an extremely short timeline to make the magic of the proposal happen. Andy was definitely one of those guys :-). However, what he lacked in foresight he made up for in style – he knew exactly the style of ring that Stephanie loved and he wasn’t letting the weekend roll around without it in his hands. The stunning oval-shaped center diamond is accented by a petite diamond band that allows the oval diamond to shine as the center of attention. Her choice of yellow gold is ahead of the trend. Setting a diamond in yellow gold is a statement since most bride’s rings are being set in white gold these days.
While getting to know Andy, we came to find out that Stephanie’s father was ill and it was really important to them both to ensure that he give Andy his blessing to marry his daughter. The second we heard this story, we sprang into action. Normally, the engagement ring process is custom to fit each bride’s diamond and her finger size, which can take as long as 6 weeks. We made special arrangements to bump Stephanie’s engagement ring to the head of the line to ensure that we made that moment happen for them. From the moment Andy first walked into the store, to the day he saw the ring completed was a mere 48 hours.
Days after picking up the beautiful ring, getting Stephanie’s father’s blessing and proposing, we received news that her father had passed away. I know the proposal and engagement are bitter-sweet moments for the couple, but it is truly a miracle that we were able to get the ring together and for Andy to get the blessing from his father-in-law. Few moments are so special in a daughter-father relationship as that one!
Andy and Stephanie are on an expedited wedding timeline and have a set a date just a few months out. We can’t help but smile when we look at their engagement photos! They are a couple that’s love is as real as it gets. We look forward to what’s to come for you both as a married couple.