Shannon & Brian
Shannon and Brian met at University of California, Berkeley where they both ran track. Thier mutual love of nature and exercise led them to settle in Portland, Oregon.
When Brian knew he wanted to propose, he got the center stone first - opting for a lab created diamond - but he still needed the setting. He asked friends and co-workers for advice and was told that Nick Engel & Co was the place to go for a custom setting.
Brain knew what ring styles Shannon liked and said that, "Within 1 week Nick got me a sketch of the ring concept, and within 2 weeks the band was finished!" The ring was then shipped up to Portland where Brian and Shannon were house hunting.
While staying in a rented Airbnb house, Brian used his tech background to pop the question. In November 2014 he proposed with a website he built! The site included over 200 pictures from their nearly 6 years together. Then their beloved dog, Ruby, came trotting up with the ring tied to her collar. Though Brain had to give Shannon a few treasure hunting tips in order to find it... "It's somewhere that's cold on the outside - warm on the inside."
Shannon was so impressed with the proposal - and the ring! It was a perfect fit and she was in love. "The ring is amazing and beautiful and well made and exactly what I had in mind. Thank you so much for your help and expertise through this creation of this ring." Brain shared with Nick after the proposal.
The website Brain created is now being used as a resource for their wedding guests, and the wedding is planned for August 1, 2015 in the Portland area.