We got the scoop on one of our most recent Union customer love stories, and we're absolutely over the moon for these two.
Here's just a little snippet of their history:
"We met through mutual friends and were acquaintances for about a year before there was any interest. We had a friend constantly third wheel for about 6 months and then the third wheel fell off and sparks flew as we would take mini trips to LA, long day dates, and weekend adventures to see new places. The sweetest memories we have in our early dating life were in Malibu. With the balance of our grounded friendship and the newly developed sparks, there was no denying that there was mutual affection. We officially kicked things off as boyfriend/girlfriend in May of 2016."
We asked if there was a 'moment' when she knew...
"There was never someone I couldn't live without, until Kyle. I had that feeling pretty early on, around the time that we started officially dating in May. I had this overwhelming peace that he was the one, I trusted him throughout the dating process, and he held my heart very delicately through it all. We got engaged August 12, 2017 and are officially looking forward to a Napa wedding on January 4th, 2018."
Brooke, what does an engagement ring symbolize to you, in your relationship specifically?
"There was so something so precious in how hard Kyle worked to get the ring. Even though I was impatient and ready to get engaged, he really wanted to wait and get me a ring that he felt like I deserved. He cared so much for me to want to get me a ring that he knew I would love forever. Wearing this ring has been a picture of grace to me. When I look down I have this feeling that I don't deserve to wear it, and that's what grace is. It's a gift."
Kyle, what advice would you give to other couples who are getting ready to buy a ring and get engaged?
"Gents, this is the ONLY time in your life that you get to buy a piece of jewelry that holds incredible and powerful symbolism. Take your time, have some fun, and definitely don't be cheap! Oh and it's ok to ask her for her ring size and what she likes...It shouldn't be a surprise that your going to propose in near future, so get the one piece of jewelry she will wear her whole life right!"
How was your experience with Union Jewelry Co.?
"Darren is the man! Personal, humble and cares about your experience. The first time I met with him at his office, he had a coffee waiting for me. I appreciate good hospitality. In regards to the ring, I gave him a photo of Brooke's dream ring and they were able to recreate it perfectly. We couldn't be more happy about it."