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Engagement Profile: Matt and Sarah

How did the two of you meet? Tell us about your first date.

It was late one fall night when I first saw Matt playing guitar at a bar downtown. We were both looking at each other a lot, but didn't have the courage to say hello. At the end of the night as my friends were leaving, it took all the courage I had to go over and tell him his playing sounded good. After he patiently pursued me for a few months, I finally said yes to a date and we had Ben and Jerry's during an abnormally warm February afternoon. We immediately felt comfortable with one another and had a great time walking around, talking and laughing. We quickly discovered that we had so many common interests, all the way down to having the same favorite band. After spending the day getting to know each other, we ended the night by catching a show at Nowhere Bar, now one of our favorite spots. He's been my sweet one ever since!

How did he/she propose? Did you know it was coming?

I was completely surprised! I knew it was "in the air" since we had been talking about it, but never thought it would happen when it did. One of our first hikes together was to Rabun Bald on his birthday, which quickly became one of our favorite places. It's absolutely beautiful. He seemed pretty adamant about going on a Rabun Bald hike the day after Christmas, even though it was frigid. We listened to great music the whole two hour drive, had a nice hike up the trail, marveled at the icicles we passed, and were pleased to find that we had the whole observation tower to ourselves. Just when I thought the day couldn't get much better, he proposed, and I swear I was living in a dream! The moment was just as I could have ever imagined and the ring is perfect. We never really discussed rings before, so I am in complete shock on how much this ring is just so "me". It's so beautiful!

When did you know that he/she was “the one”?

We're both in agreement here, but is it weird to say during our first date...more specifically, when we found out how much we both love Phish? As silly as that may sound to some, at the time we didn't have many friends with that same interest, and it was sort of a "needle in the haystack" moment that made us feel we found someone special. Beyond the first date, we knew this was the kind of love we were ultimately looking for when we both realized just how easy it was to love this person and how much pleasure we got out of doing things for each other.

How did you hear about T.K. Anderson Designs?

I went to high school with Wes, and I knew that his family's business had a great reputation. Also, a couple of my friends recently got engaged, and they told me great things about their experience working with T.K. Anderson in designing a custom engagement ring.

What was your favorite part about working with the T.K. Anderson team?

When I came to meet with Wes for the first time, I had almost no idea where to start. I knew little to nothing about diamonds, or rings, or really anything about the entire process of designing a custom engagement ring. Wes immediately made me feel comfortable with the entire process and knew just the right questions to ask to help me realize what I wanted for Sarah's ring. The design skills, technology and craftsmanship from the whole team at TKA made the process of turning loose ideas into an elegant and timeless design easy.

Bride, what do you like most about your new ring?

At first glance, my favorite part of my ring is its overall character: simple with an antique charm (when I found out the center diamond is an old European cut, it made sense). I also love all the little details of the basket and the engraving on the sides. There is just something so unique and charming to this ring and to know that my fiancé helped with the design makes it even more special. It's just incredible.

What are you most excited for in your future together?

We're just looking forward to sharing all the adventures and blessings to come. It's already an exciting thing to be able to explore, start and try new things, grow, etc. but to do it with your best friend is something else.