Bling Bling

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So, I guess it's time to let the cat out of the bag, and I'm happy to. Have you guessed yet? On my birthday, exactly one week ago, I got the most wonderful gift...I got engaged! I don't know how I didn't see it coming since Matt had been planning it for a while. It was so romantic, sweet and thoughtful and I'm so happy to be with my best friend now and forever.  After a lovely birthday dinner Matthew poped the question on top of Bernal Hill, the place where we went the first time we ever met. I laughed, and then I cried and then I laughed again. I couldn't be more excited. Now don't worry, this won't be turning into a bridal blog any time soon. But do I hope that you'll let me go all girly on you every now and then when I just can't hold it in anymore.
Matthew had the help of his brother, a gemologist who designed and had the ring made from a jeweler he knew named Chi. Chi started working with jewelry at the age of eight at the knees of his father and grandfather and all of the etching on the ring was hand done by Chi. The main diamond is from Matt's Godmother who lives on the east coast. I just love the story of how the ring was created and where the different stones came from (family, Israel and Sri Lanka). I really am the luckiest girl in the world!
Dress and Jacket: Vintage
Heels: 1940s, Vintage Expo
Bag: Vintage, Flea Market
Listening to: Chapel of Love/ The Dixie-Cups
bling bling ring collage
bling bling with back ground
jacket
bling bling shoes and ring

48 comments:

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense :

Congratulations!!!!!

Maddie Claire Beau :

congrats! amazing story, thats so sweet.
you're so lucky the ring is one of a kind.

http://littleblackbeau.blogspot.com/

Megan :

Ahhh! Congratulations to you both!!!!! That is so sweet :) And your ring is lovely. I'm getting married next June, so I'd love to see some of your wedding planning/ideas on the blog :)

Have a great Thursday!

(Oh, and I love the outfit. The polka dots are fantastic!)

Stuph B :

congrats!

ps. cute bag!

JennaStevie :

Awww congrats!! That's so amazing, your ring is so gorgeous and how sweet that his brother helped design it!
I love this look, polka dots are my favorite, you look gorgeous (and so happy)
xJennaD

Sherri :

Happy belated birthday! and Congratulations! That's so exciting! Lovely bling you got there. And cute outfit! I love that wall backdrop!

Frannie Pantz :

OMG CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!! What a fun story! Gush away girl! That ring is gorgeous and so is your outfit. What a great way to celebrate a birthday!

Suzanne :

Just found your blog today (it's adorable!) and am so glad I did! :)

Congrats on the engagement - oh, and your ring is awesome. My dad is a custom jeweler so I'm picky about such things, and I give it 2 thumbs up! :)

I'm following your blog, hooray!

Em :

Wow! Lots of reasons to celebrate--congratulations!!! Your ring )and the story behind it) is amazing.

Paula :

Congrats dear!! I love your look btw, your hair is simply amazing!

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xx

SoFashionistica :

Congratulations! I wish you and Matt all the happiness in the world! You guys are really both so lucky to have found each other and have now decided to share your lives together.

MarieStella :

i adore the dots!! love the top and red bag!! so chic!! congratulations!!
maybe you would like to join my romwe giveaway:)
http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.com/2011/10/romwe-giveaway.html

Jenni :

Congratulations! What awesome news! The ring is beautiful. I love that it has a story behind it.

Lydia :

Congrats!! The ring is gorgeous. I love the story behind it also!

Kitsune-kun :

ah! yay! congratulations! you looks so great!

Rebecca :

Congratulations, that's so lovely that your ring has so much history and meaning to you both.

Courtney :

N'aww, CONGRATULATIONS! That ring is beautiful! Your outfit is gorgeous, such a lovely bag xx

Miss Meadows :

Congratulations! What a lovely story. Now I wish I had a boyfriend even more! Someone I feel I really want to spend my whole life with. What a wonderful feeling!...Your outfit looks great by the way. And that BAG!!!! :)

LUU H. :

oh congrat so muchhh! aw, how lovely to do it on a birthday! and once again, congatulations!

G. :

Aaaah congratulations! The ring is gorgeous, and you look so adorable & happy!

dear winsome :

so excited for you!!! the ring is stunning and so special, you look gorgeous!

Krystle
http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

Sharmaine Ruth :

AHHH Congrats!!!! :D You'll be a beautiful bride!

<3 Sharmaine Ruth
underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

skippysays :

Congratulations!!! So happy to find another SF blogger :) I got married in SF last year to, so if you want to talk about vendor recommendations or anything definitely let me know- I'd be more than happy to help!
www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

elanor, :

how amazingly sweet! i'm so happy for you! and that ring is beautiful. :) i hope when i get married, there is a story behind the ring.. and where he proposes! xx

Gracey at Fashion for Giants :

What a wonderfully sweet story! Congratulations!!

gee :

AHHHHHH.....CONGRATULATIONS Annalise!!!
i am so happy for you. <3333
you and your amazing ring are beautiful.

The Jones :

Eek!!! I'm soooooooo excited for you!!! I just got married a couple months ago and it is wonderful :) That ring is amazing (lucky girl!) and I can't wait to hear more about your wedding plans. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm excited to follow yours--you've got great style (love the awesome pin-up vibe of this outfit).

<3 Cambria
jupefashion.blogspot.com

The Daily Fashionista :

Holy Cow!! Congratulations!! That is the most beautiful ring.

Amelia :

awwwweee congratulations!! i am so excited for you :) it's a beautiful ring and i love the polka dots too

Farrah Abigaelle :

I really like this outfit and congrats!!
-Farrah
Farrah's Muse

Cortnie Elizabeth :

Love the polka dots with the red!

xo,Cortnie
http://stylelustpages.com

islabell :

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhbhh

triskelos :

Congratulations! So happyy for you! And it's so great that you have such a unique ring <3
Vintage dress and jacket are amazing - I love for polka dots on everything)

http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

Annebeth :

the ring and your outfit are absolutely beautiful and I'm ecstatic for you two!! I would totally cry and laugh and cry as well haha, it's just such an amazing gesture. Please do stalk us with wedding stuff!! :D

t :

Congrats! Nice outfit!

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Ellen H. :

Polka dot top + dainty shoes = i love! Your hair looks gorgeous on you, btw :)

xx,
Ellen
http://www.mintgreensubmarine.com/

Penny Dreadful :

Aw that is wonderful news, congratulations! x

A Splash of Ida :

congratulations on your engagement! that is so sweeeT!

Babes in Thriftland :

Oh my gosh, congrats! It is so cool that your ring has a story instead of just being from a store. That's really amazing. I would love to see pictures or read a couple of posts on your wedding planning too :)

dusanabotswana :

ah, so exciting, congratulations! That is so sweet he asked you in the spot you two met and I loved hearing the story of your ring- that is seriously awesome to know who made it and that the diamond isn't from a creepy mine, so so great! I'll def look forward to this wedding girliness : )

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) :

Congrats! I love the story behind how the ring was made and it sounds absolutely perfect! Not to mention I adore the polka dots in your outfit and that backdrop is just wonderful hope you're halving an amazing day!

Kathleen :

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I thought I heard you mention it at the soiree, but I didn't want to be nosy. Wishing you so much happiness. And your ring is GORGEOUS.

Courtney :

congrats!!! tres exciting. the ring is beautiful. i also really love that vintage purse. love the black and red with the patent. so cute. i sold an almost identical one in mint green, but i love the two colors together.

Heather, 29 Skirts :

Awww, congratulations!! The ring is so beautiful! And you look gorgeous in this chic Mad Men-esque outfit =)

percentblog :

Congrats! And I'm sure you'll have some amazing wedding ideas so definitely share those.

But the important thing is that you'll be with someone who makes you happy "now and forever"

Jamie Rose :

Wow! This is awesome news! Congratulations on your engagement! I absolutely love your ring and the story behind it. I enjoy that it's custom just for you and it's so pretty too.

Monique :

Wow! Congrats I wish you both so much joy and laughter. The ring is beautiful and so well crafted!

strawberry moth :

OMG! Congrats!! Welcome to the almost soon to be married club!! It's the best!

xo, Strawberry Moth