To celebrate all the engagements happening in our community this year, we have a little promotion called The Jewelry Center’s Couple of the Month! Each month of 2017, we have awarded one lucky couple with a date-night on the town and a piece about them on our blog! Our final 2017 Couple of the Month is Brittany and Christopher!
HOW DID THE TWO OF YOU MEET? FIRST DATE?
Brittany: We actually met through an intramural dodge-ball team when we were students at Crown College in Minnesota. He was good friends with one of my best friends who invited him to join the team, so that’s how we met!
Christopher: For our first date we went for a picnic on campus, since neither of us had a car at the time. But we had a great time!
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL!
Brittany: I was expecting him to propose this year, but not until way later in the summer. He had recently got back from a missions trip to Ecuador and I was out getting my nails done with my mom, sister, and grandma. So Christopher and I made plans to meet in Stillwater that night. The city of Stillwater is right on the St. Croix River, so that night Christopher asked if I’d like to talk a walk by the river and visit a park. And he was very particular and persistent about this one park – so that should have been my first clue! We get there and the overview of the river was really pretty, and we set up a little picnic just like our first date. After we ate, he shared a letter he wrote to me and proposed! Then my whole family came out from hiding behind trees to congratulate us!
LOVE THE PICNIC BOOKENEDS! AND THE RING? HOW’D YOU TWO DECIDE ON ONE?
Christopher: While we were visiting friends in Wisconsin, we thought it would be a good idea to go and look at rings and figure out what we like. We’re close friends with Tom Rouse (Manager at The Jewelry Center) and his family,, so we came to The Jewelry Center. Brittany was able to try on different styles, colors, designs, and she ended up picking a few favorites which I was able to narrow down and pick from. And I guess I picked the right one!
Brittany: Thomas is great. I have known him since I was a kid. But he listened closely to my ideas and was able to find exactly what I was looking for!
HOW ARE THE WEDDING PLANS COMING ALONG?
Brittany: The planning is going well! We will be having it at the camp I grew up going to in Lansing, Iowa called Village Creek Bible Camp. It will be on May 19th in 2018. So the big things like venue, food, and guest list are all planned, so now we’re chipping away at the smaller things like dress shopping and decor.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD AS OUR COUPLE OF THE MONTH?
Brittany: Just that we are super excited!
Christopher: Yes! Thank you for running the contest, we’re glad you picked us!