Introducing The Jewelry Center’s August Couple of the Month… Brittany and Ben! In our interview with them, we learned about their very unique proposal, how wedding plans are coming along, and much more. Here’s a look at our interview with these two!
HOW DID YOU TWO MEET?
Brittany: His roommate was dating my best friend, and she was the one that first set us up – and now they are also married! I have another friend too that is engaged to a different friend of Ben’s. So I always joked that none of could break-up cause it would make the group of friends kinda awkward, so luckily it all worked out!
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST DATE?
Ben: Our first date was at Camp Bar in Shorewood. Just sat down, had some drinks, it was fun!
FAST FORWARD TO THE ENGAGEMENT, HOW DID YOU PROPOSE?
Ben: So first I wanted to ask for permission and blessings from her parents. One day her dad was doing a seminar down in Gurnee, IL, so I drove down there and met with him to ask, and he said yes. The actual proposal wasn’t anything too crazy or fancy. We have two dogs and I dressed them up in nice little sweaters. When she came home from work one day she was greeted by them and with a sign on the door reading “Our daddy has a question for you…” – and I proposed right there!
Brittany: It was perfect! Very cute.
WAS THE ENGAGEMENT RING ITSELF A SURPRISE?
Brittany: I did help him decide the engagement ring. I’m really glad that is something we did together, because the one I originally wanted did not look the same when I tried it on. So we ended up getting the complete opposite of what I told him I wanted in the first place.
WEDDING PLANS! WHEN’S THE BIG DAY AND HOW ARE PLANS COMING ALONG?
Ben: So far so good. We’re pretty much done with everything. It’ll be at The Atrium in Shorewood.
Brittany: We’re very excited, December cannot come soon enough!
ANYTHING TO ADD AS OUR COUPLE OF THE MONTH?
Brittany: I don’t think we have any words of wisdom, just want to thank you guys for choosing us!
We had a great time learning about the two of you and hearing your story! Thanks again for stopping in, we wish you the best of luck as you start your new lives together!