Mar 10, 2017 9:12:00 AM

IOTR Engagement Story: Alex & Derek

Posted by Icing On The Ring tag icon Real Engagements, Perfect Proposal
We love a great proposal story, and when couples find themselves braving the elements to make the most of their romantic moment our hearts melt even more. Alex and Derek shared their story with us and it is exactly that... romantic.

The Couple

How long have you been together?

We have been together for 2 years, not that long, but we knew right away.  

When is the big day?

September 16th, 2017. Both of our parents have the same wedding anniversary, so we wanted to make it the same weekend.


The Engagement

How did he propose? Was it a surprise?

He proposed on a sunrise hike in Santa Barbara. Well that was the plan.. we woke up to cold, rain, and fog, but he insisted we make the trek at 5:30am, much to my arguments against it. He had packed a picnic breakfast and I was sitting wrapped in a blanket, shivering and wet eating yogurt when he popped the question. 

I had my suspicions, but I did not think it would happen at 6am on a rainy mountain top! 

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What was the bride's reaction?

Utter shock, some tears, and tremendous joy.


The Ring

I had given Derek some ideas about what I liked. He knew I wanted a round center stone with a small halo around. He worked with Vic to design the ring of my dreams and it is absolutely perfect! I get so many compliments on it! 

That's the scoop!

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We at IOTR wish Alex and Derek all the happiness in their upcoming marriage!

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