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The Ramblers are Engaged!

A N T I G U A ,  G U A T E M A L A

Last night Nick popped the question – we will be getting married!  Wedding plans are not quite in the works – we plan to finish the trip (sometime around December or January), and work on wedding plans in 2010.  I am beside myself and have been sobbing all night (happy tears).

We are staying at a beautiful house this week with Nick’s mom, and his cousin will be visiting too.  Nick and his mom have apparently been scheming for weeks now: Nick left me at the house last night to settle in and prepare for his mom’s arrival.  When he came back, he informed me that her flight was delayed and she would arrive the next morning.  But in reality, his mom, who transported the ring for him, was in a hotel in central Antigua, drinking margaritas with her soon-to-be-engaged son.

The ring is a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork, made by David Vrooman of Asheville, NC.  I saw a pair of silver earrings by Vrooman a couple years ago in an Asheville gallery, and Nick secretly bought them as a Valentine’s gift for the following year.  After loosing Vrooman’s card and help from a friend to locate Vrooman, Nick finally found him at the gallery while we were visiting Asheville at the beginning of our trip.  The ring has three pea pods, and is made of platinum and gold.  The pods, however, secretly hide antique diamonds passed down from Nick’s great-grandmother, that are only revealed from the inside of the ring (I have always insisted on a wedding ring sans diamonds… hey, a girl can drop hints!).

I’ll have more information up about Antigua in days to come, but as for today, I’ll be sipping on margaritas with Mezcal and fresh lime juice!

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For more information about renting a beautiful house in Guatemala, visit www.Antigua-Rentals.com.

For more information about Vrooman Designs, visit www.vroomandesigns.com.

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5 Comments so far (Add 1 more)

  1. Nick and Rochelle- I loved reading your engagement story. It is so sweet. I also loved that Nick proposed in Antigua. My roommate from college is from Guatemala and her grandmother has a house in Antigua. We stayed down there when we went to visit her. I was so taken with the beauty. What a perfect place to get engaged! Congratulations again!
    Christina and Jon

    1. Christina on July 22nd, 2009 at 8:55 am
  2. Oh hell yez! It’s about time… I was wondering why the two of you weren’t already married when I began reading this blog. Congrats, well done and good luck!

    2. Seb on July 21st, 2009 at 10:27 pm
  3. Welllll! I have to say, I was expecting un permiso del hermano al principo!!!! But seeing as i love the man, (oh nick how my love runs deep) I am incredible delighted to hear of the felizedades!!!!!!!!!!!!! Que bien, que bien!!!! con los biendigos del dio Rochelle has found a man that will mary her!…con todo suerte al chico that was brave enough to ask!!!!!

    With all joking aside, all the love in the world, to both of you!!!

    3. g-dog abee on July 21st, 2009 at 6:31 pm
  4. Congratulations!!!
    We are so pleased that everything went so well. Nick and Dave worked hard on the design to make this ring special. Have a great time on the rest of your trip, and we will be in touch when you return!
    All the Best,
    David and Nissa Vrooman

    4. N and D Vrooman on July 20th, 2009 at 11:20 am
  5. AHHH!!!! Congrats you two! What fun!! You are just darling together and I am so happy for you!!! Love you both, ~ Gina xoxox

    5. Gina on July 20th, 2009 at 7:34 am

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