An S/O of the recent engagement post, let's all share our rings and your engagement story :)
I actually didn't get this ring right away. The ring my DH proposed with belonged to my Nana. Unfortunately the ring is very very old and the stone was really loose. The jeweler said because the stone was hand cut the shape it was they couldn't reform the ring to make it tight fitting again, so they would have to put it in a new setting. I want to keep her ring the way it is, so it's safe in a jewelry box and we bought this as a set.
Anyway, our engagement was Feb 13 2011. We both had to work on V-day so we went out the night before to enjoy some time together. We went to see an early movie and then went to a Hibachi restaurant. Because it was later in the evening and a Sunday, the hibachi area of the restaurant was completely empty. Dinner was awesome, and then we had dessert come. Usually we never get dessert and I hadn't ordered it, so I was confused. There were two little cakes and a heart of whipped cream drawn around it. In the very center of the plate was my ring.
He asked, I said yes, and the rest is history :)
We planned our wedding for May 2012, but in June we had a fantastic miracle when, after 3 doctors said a second pregnancy would be impossible, I learned we were expecting our YDD. We were funding our own wedding and putting out 15k+ just 3 months after a baby was born seemed illogical. So we had a small $2000 wedding on July 30 2011, family and close friends only, and we put that money where it needed to go, into a house for our growing family. Life has been amazing since :)
The main ring was my mothers. The ring was given to her by a man that died. My husband proposed at a stop light. He had no ring. I didn't get get main ring until after the 1st year. The second ring I got was just a few months ago.
I don't have a pic on my phone, but my husband was in Tech school for the military when he proposed, so it was over the phone lol. I had two months to plan a wedding that would take place in another state. I got my ring and a "real" proposal the night before our wedding in front of my family and his family when we all went out to dinner.
we got engaged in Charleston, SC, at the rooftop bar (which was closed) of the fabulous Market Pavilion Hotel, on our 1 year dating anniversary. We got married exactly 1 year later. DH had taken me to a concert that night (not gonna say who) and we had also traveled to Savannah, GA earlier in our trip. Fun fact- our DD's first name is Savannah!