Real Engagement Stories
In this special ‘two-part’ real engagement stories and real wedding stories, we are featuring a very special Gittelson Jewelers couple, detailing their engagement story and wedding day. Being that this is part one of their story, we couldn’t be happier to be introducing Kaylee and John and begin to share their love story!
We were introduced to Kaylee and John by a mutual friend when it was time for them to start looking at engagement rings and begin thinking about getting engaged – we were a go-to destination for them! It was such a pleasure working with the couple together to help them pick out the perfect ring!
Where it all began…
We had to really think back to the first time we met Kaylee and John as they had a year-long engagement before tying the knot roughly one year later. However, Kaylee and John’s love story actually began as interns at an accounting firm back in 2011. While attending a work event in Florida, both volunteered to be bumped to a later flight together. It must have been fate because the two used those flight vouchers to travel to Mexico as one of their first trips together as a happy couple!
This couple has a true love for Minnesota. They got engaged in true Minnesota fashion, surrounded by the beauty of the north woods. We think you can really see the Minnesota inspiration in their engagement photos taken outside on a beautiful Minnesota fall day! This is truly one of our favorite real engagement stories!
The Engagement Ring
As far as Kaylee’s engagement ring goes, it is so beautiful and also totally Kaylee! What is even more unique is that Kaylee and John took it upon themselves to pick out the ring together. Getting married is not a one-sided decision so why should the process for shopping for an engagement ring leave either party out of the equation? Kaylee came in with some really great ideas, including incorporating yellow gold into the design to make her beautiful round and pave set diamonds ‘pop’! She was correct in opting for a diamond ring with a round halo, another feature that makes her diamond appear bigger and brighter than she ever thought possible. The juxtaposition of the small pave diamonds in the sideband really highlight the beauty and size of her center round diamond.
Kaylee was really ahead of the curve by requesting yellow gold, something that has gained popularity since her engagement back in 2016. You can’t help but notice why yellow gold is becoming so popular; one look at Kaylee’s gorgeous engagement ring says it all!
This is easily one of the happiest and easy-going couple’s we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last several years. Kaylee’s bubbly personality and gorgeous smile is a nice compliment to John’s calm and easy-going way. These two really balance each other out perfectly. True explorers at heart, they have visited Jamaica, Playa Del Carmen, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas.
However, the couple loves to call Minnesota home and enjoys their annual family cabin trip up in Ely, MN. While at home in Minneapolis, they entertain frequently for friends and family at their apartment in the St. Anthony Main area in Minneapolis! Spoiler alert, their wedding day features special photos taken in this breathtaking area of Minneapolis.
On September 3, 2016, John popped the question at the end of the dock at the family’s cabin on Moose Lake. Kaylee was very surprised and overjoyed! A few Minnesota loons, as well as a neighbor in a canoe, got to witness the special occasion. Such a private and intimate moment shared between the two really made their proposal special and her one-of-a-kind engagement ring doesn’t hurt either. Even though Kaylee handpicked her custom engagement ring, there is nothing quite like the moment of seeing it for the first time in the hands of the person you love.
Part 2: The Wedding Story!
Part two of Kaylee & John’s love story takes a closer look at their Minneapolis wedding. Their wedding day photos, shot by the talented Flow Event Group, do a great job of capturing the special relationship these two have and their love for each other. See part two of their wedding story here!
Engagement Makeup and Hair provided by WarPaint International Beauty Agency.