We’re Engaged!!!

Well I’m very, very, happy to announce the engagement of Lindsay (my better half) and myself. We have been together for almost three years and could not possibly be happier. Getting engaged is one of those things you really can’t imagine how it would feels until it happens to you. I must say was taken back a bit more than I could have anticipated. It happened up in the woods behind our house while on our morning walk with the dogs. We were blessed with a foot of fresh spring snow and an amazing day to follow.

Luckily we had our close friends to celebrate with that night at the drop of a hat and a few other good people to lend a creative hand with the engagement ring. To Kelly and Kim thank you so much for helping me pick out the right diamond. I acted like a total dude about the whole thing! To one of the most talented artist in the Vail Valley, Justin Klocke, who designed and fabricated the entire setting by hand. Klocke gave the ring the contemporary/artistic look I was hoping for. There is no way I could ever thank you enough!!!! The few things that were important to me when looking for a ring were that Lindsay did not know what it looked like at all, it would be a symbol that would last forever not to be upgraded, and that Lindsay would love it. This all came together just so thanks again to the good people in our lives.

The following slide show is the making of Lindsay’s ring from sketch to finished product. Klocke was nice enough to let me photograph his work in progress over two late nights, a few Miller high life’s, and lots of sanding. It’s a loose edit but a truly amazing process to watch!

To Lindsay: you give meaning to what I do……. I can’t wait to love you for the rest of our lives!


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  • Karmen Lindner

    on April 7, 2009  1:03 pm

    Beautiful, Shane! And we are so happy for you two! Congrats.

  • Jenny

    on April 7, 2009  4:43 pm

    you are amazingly thoughtful and talented. I loved seeing these photos. and we are so happy for you guys!