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 kind of 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.

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43 Comments

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:34 am

      Thank you! :)

  1. August 11, 2014 / 7:11 am

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

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:34 am

      Thank you, Audrey :)

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Thank you, Adrienne!!!

  2. August 11, 2014 / 7:14 am

    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!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Congrats to you as well :)

  3. August 11, 2014 / 7:19 am

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

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Thanks, Kate :)

  4. August 11, 2014 / 7:21 am

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

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:35 am

      Thank you, Rachael!!!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Thank you, Heidi! :)

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Liz!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Thank you! :)

  5. August 11, 2014 / 7:59 am

    Congratulations to you both! Such an exciting time.

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Thank you so much, Leah :)

  6. August 11, 2014 / 8:35 am

    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

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:38 am

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

  7. August 11, 2014 / 8:39 am

    Congrats! Your ring is GORGEOUS!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:36 am

      Aww, thank you Jasmine!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:37 am

      Thanks, Christine! :)

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 10:37 am

      Thank you!

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you! :)

    • Crystalin
      August 11, 2014 / 12:22 pm

      Thank you, Jess :)

  8. August 11, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    Ahh!! Congratulations! So happy for you guys!

  9. August 11, 2014 / 3:58 pm

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

    xo Kimi

  10. August 11, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    Congratulations :) Enjoy the moment :)

  11. August 11, 2014 / 5:20 pm

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

  12. August 11, 2014 / 9:06 pm

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

    Congrats to you both!!

    • Crystalin
      August 12, 2014 / 6:48 am

      Thank you! He’s Portuguese :)

  13. August 17, 2014 / 12:06 pm

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

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