Melissa & Chris

The proposal story

I got home from work late one night, and came home to find my favorite flowers, lilies, in a vase on the table with a note saying be ready by 10:00am for a surprise date. With limited details-- we started driving West towards the mountains. Chris pulled into the Rockies helicopter tour! I thought he was joking. I'd never been on a helicopter before and was very excited and oblivious for this awesome date. Ralph was our ever so eclectic pilot: an old boy who referenced his ex-wife a few too many times. He flew us over the Rockies, glaciers and icefields before landing upon Minister Mountain where Chris took a knee and I took his name.

How we met 

We met through our mutual friends, Blair and Cassandra. He was the best man, and I was a bridesmaid in their wedding. We were introduced at their engagement party-- we didn't know they had their own matchmaking service and that we were their first and only customers.

Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise

Our first "date" was exceptionally awkward, so no. I didn't want to get mixed up with someone while our friends wedding was being planned, but did pursue Chris afterwards. He took me on a boat ride in Sylvan Lake. Well, the boat wouldn't start so it was more like a boat sit. I thought it was best that we stay friends and not disrupt the group dynamics. Turns out that line was crossed and here we are. 

 part of your relationship?

Just being comfortable enough to push each other for our goals, and supportive enough to let each other relax when we need it. Our whole life is an adventure and we wouldn't change that for anything.

What do you look forward to for the rest of your life together?

All of the new adventures we will experience every year together.

Why did he or you choose the ring you did? 

He designed the engagement ring. We did have some discussions of likes and dislikes prior. I found out later that he nearly had a different design printed until I told him it was terrible when he was asking my "hypothetical" opinion, unbeknownst to me- it was actually in the works lol. He found that I loved the uniqueness of the pear cut. I think it's timeless, old-fashioned, and elegant. Rose gold is also a love of mine. I designed the wedding band to complement his engagement ring. Again, I love to be unique, and found a tiara for on top of the pear, with a high polished rose gold band to be exquisite. Made me feel like a queen. He chose a solid black band as he doesn't wear jewelry, to begin with, and felt it suited him nicely.

Why Lawlor Jewelry?

Lawlor Jewelry is family owned and operated. When you enter their shop, you become their family too. They are the best kind of people, with the most imaginative staff who make your dreams a reality. The real question is why not, Lawlor Jewelry? They can create a unique to you ring and experience that many others cannot. Thank you Lawlors! You've impacted our family in many ways and we are so very grateful.