April 25th, 2012
Categorized under: Jewelry, Proposals and Engagements

When we heard the story of how Josh met Karen, it was difficult not to draw some strong parallels to the hit show, Glee. If you haven’t seen the show, here’s one of the drawn out romantic plot lines in a nutshell: Tall, dark, and handsome teacher whom all the kids adore falls in love with this cheerful, bright-eyed, and redheaded counselor. Well, that’s Josh (a beloved high school history teacher) and Karen (the sunny high school counselor who did her internship at Josh’s school). Just look at them…

Too cool for School; Green Lake client couple Josh and Karen

Karen caught Josh’s attention on the very first day of school. He was back into his regular class schedule, greeting kids from the past year and organizing himself for the new, when he saw Karen pass in the hallway. “Please tell me that’s not a student,” Josh recalled. And Karen definitely wasn’t a student; in fact she’d just finished up her masters at Seattle University.

Engagement photos are cool because they’re void off all the time pressures and confusion associated with the big day. For Josh – who’s from Oregon – and Karen –who’s from Michigan – photo shoots like these are great way to share the story with loved ones back home.

It’s difficult for faculty to get to know each other at school, so when Josh was able to talk to Karen at an after work mixer in Magnolia, he knew he’d have to make a stellar first impression. Was it love at first sight??? Well, we didn’t hear that verbatim, but after a good stint of weekly dates, Josh knew Karen was for keeps!

Karen’s ring boasts a beautiful center stone as well as masterful filigree work that highlights not only her personal style, but also her fun spirit.

The Ring: Custom platinum split shank tension style mounting holding a round diamond with filigree curls on each side of the center stone in 'V' shaped top face panels.

Josh worked directly with Green Lake designers to make a ring just for Karen. The process of design here in the Seattle studio is inquisitive, calling on all sorts of stories and personal tastes to cast the perfect ring specifically, and specially for one person only. We wish Josh and Karen a beautiful wedding in June, where friends and family will gather at the Woodland Park Zoo to see the happy couple married!

Photos courtesy of http://www.bethanyraelenestudio.com/