Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Licensed to Wed

Today we went over to the courthouse and applied for our marriage license! We now have 90 days to marry before it expires - our wedding date is just eight days before the license is no longer valid. I wanted to get it done now because once I return to work next week, it would have been very difficult to get over there without taking time off from work.

Later in the afternoon we did some ring shopping. This is just the second time we've gone looking, but I think I've found THE RING! I had originally had my heart set on a variation of this three-stone ring:


...but I found something I liked as well today in a different, yet still antique style. Actually, it's similar to the ring above, but it only has one center diamond surrounded by pave diamonds instead of three. The diamond sits up higher in the setting, too. It's really pretty. However, Michael wants to go up to the Jewelry Mart in Los Angeles on Saturday. So, even though I would be content to quit shopping at this point, he apparently isn't. I'm surprised, really. I thought he'd be happy that I was happy, but he thinks we'll find a better deal up there. I think he'll find that we can't beat the deal we found today, and he'll return to the store we were at today and buy the ring I like. So, we'll just have to agree to disagree until he realizes that I'm right... ;-)

I had already decided that I didn't want an engagement ring and a wedding band, and the jeweler who helped us today said she's selling mostly single rings instead of wedding sets these days. So, I guess I'm fashionable! Who knew?

10 comments:

jcmiller24 said...

What fun! I can only imagine the ring you love since the picture you have up is of a stunning ring.

Shelley said...

Hee hee. Boy, I love your rejects. :) The ring sounds fabulous!

BTW, I waited to get my "engagement ring" until a year after I gave birth to Gillian (6 years after we were married), because we absolutely couldn't afford much when we first got married, and I wanted a nice ring if I got one at all. So I told Rich not to bother. Plus, at the time I liked the idea of a simple band.

I eventually got an amazing ring, which two years later was accidentally thrown away in a cleaning snafu.

So I now wear the simple gold band I was married with.

Not to be outdone, Rich lost his band altogether.

Hmmm, I guess we're not jewelry people are we? ;-P

Nice bling, Joannah!

Shelley said...

Oh, congrats on getting your marriage cert. You are so smart to get things done early. Then you can enjoy the last days leading up to your marriage, stress-free.

wzgirl said...

Classy, elegant and sparkily - just like you! Nice.

C.J. said...

I am loving the ring pictured. You, m'dear, are elegance.

Barb said...

The ring...the shoes... the Dress! Beautiful!!!

Shannon S said...

I just love how everything is coming together! So right!

Terri @ In His Hands said...

Oh my gosh! How fun! Everything is BEAUTIFUL!!! So excited for you!

Glinda said...

I say let him shop; he's a genetic anomoly...most men would say just go get one, honey, whatever you want, as they reach for the remote...;)

Glinda said...

That's anomaly, anyway...