We’re Engaged!

As I’m sure most of you have seen (on Instagram) Mike and I are engaged! He popped the question last Wednesday and we’ve been giddy with excitement ever since. To be honest, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.  I CANNOT believe I’m going to be Mrs. Da Silva!!!

I was definitely caught off guard when Mike got down on one knee, BUT, I wasn’t completely surprised as this was something we’d been talking about and working toward (ring shopping) for the last couple of months. I’m not the type of person who likes surprise gifts or wants their boyfriend to guess what they want for Christmas. I’ve always picked out my presents and Mike has always done a wonderful job in getting creative with how he gives them to me (it’s kinda like our thing). And that’s exactly what we did with the engagement ring.

Within the last two months or so, Mike and I have been learning everything there is to know about diamonds and really doing our research. We ended up going with a family jeweler, Chabo’s Jewelry in San Francisco, where we found the perfect diamond and worked with them on creating a custom setting. Once that was finalized, the rest was up to Mike.

After being together for almost 8 years, Mike proposed in my office right before our date night in a very understated but very ‘us’ kind of way. Lola was there to witness it all. It was absolutely perfect.

We are simply going to enjoy being a newly engaged couple for now and not worry too much about any wedding plans. But, when we do start down that road, I’ll be sure to share all the details here.

43 Comments

  1. Midwest Prep (@MWPrep) August 11, 2014

    Congratulations lady! The ring is absolutely stunning and you look so happy! Congrats again!

    http://www.midwestprep.com

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you! :)

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  2. Audrey August 11, 2014

    Aww, congrats to you both! This is such a fun time…so happy for you! xo

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you, Audrey :)

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  3. Adrienne August 11, 2014

    Congratulations!!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you, Adrienne!!!

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  4. Annick August 11, 2014

    Congratulations to you and your man! Such a beautiful ring! I recently got engaged too and went about it the same way – there were strong hints at what I liked for a ring. And my boy wanted me to like what I was going to wear on my finger for the rest of my life, so he obliged.

    So excited for you! We’ll have to share wedding planning tips along the way!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Congrats to you as well :)

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  5. Kate August 11, 2014

    That’s so exciting! Congrats! Your ring is absolutely beautiful!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thanks, Kate :)

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  6. Rachael Thomas August 11, 2014

    Congratulations! Such a gorgeous ring! Enjoy the planning.
    xo Rachael

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you, Rachael!!!

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  7. Heidi D. August 11, 2014

    CONGRATULATION! Enjoy your engagement!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you, Heidi! :)

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  8. Liz || Shopping My Closet August 11, 2014

    Congratulations!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thanks, Liz!

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  9. Shoshana August 11, 2014

    Congrats to the both of you.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com (new post today)

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you! :)

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  10. Leah S. August 11, 2014

    Congratulations to you both! Such an exciting time.

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you so much, Leah :)

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  11. Gina August 11, 2014

    Congrats, Crystalin. I’m so happy for you two. Now, If I hadn’t gone snooping around this weekend this post would have been a wonderful happy surprise for me today:) it is still wonderful, just not a surprise.
    I can not wait to share this wedding planning journey with you via Crystalin Marie. Your taste is impeccable and I know you will have be an exquisite bride. Yay!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you so much :). Haha,I always love hearing from you, Gina.

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  12. Jasmine August 11, 2014

    Congrats! Your ring is GORGEOUS!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Aww, thank you Jasmine!

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  13. congratulations!!!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thanks, Christine! :)

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  14. ediot August 11, 2014

    congrats
    that is wonderful
    lovely photos

    x

    e d i o t

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you!

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  15. lisacng @ expandng.com August 11, 2014

    Congratulations! What a beautiful ring! Enjoy the moment indeed!

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you! :)

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  16. Jess | the Jess Journals August 11, 2014

    Awww congrats you guys! The ring is gorgeous! :) I’m so happy for you! xoxo

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    • Crystalin August 11, 2014

      Thank you, Jess :)

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  17. Congrats to you & Mike (and Lola of course)!!! =D

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  18. Adeniz Villar August 11, 2014

    So happy for you! xxx

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  19. Victoria August 11, 2014

    Ahh!! Congratulations! So happy for you guys!

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  20. Congratulations!! That is so exciting. :) Your ring looks gorgeous. Can’t wait to see what you do with your wedding!

    xo Kimi

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  21. Katherine August 11, 2014

    Congratulations :) Enjoy the moment :)

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  22. Hayley August 11, 2014

    Congrats! What a fun time! Such a pretty ring xo, Hayley dailydoseofdarling.com

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  23. Margo August 11, 2014

    Congratulations ~ enjoy every minute of this special time!

    http://classroomcouture.blogspot.com

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  24. Dani Oliveira August 11, 2014

    Is he Brazilian? Your next last name is the most popular here in Brazil.

    Congrats to you both!!

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    • Crystalin August 12, 2014

      Thank you! He’s Portuguese :)

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  25. kelsey August 12, 2014

    giant congratulations lady!
    ladies in navy

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  26. Alex August 17, 2014

    Yay! Congrats! I saw this on insta while on holiday… you guys already make a cute lil’ family :)

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