One of the most fun aspects of what we get to do as jewelers is helping guys pick out the perfect engagement ring. We love getting to know their personalities, their love stories, their dreams and their proposal plans.
When it comes to proposals, we’re here to tell you that Central Minnesota is filled with some clever, creative grooms-to-be! We’ve been privy to the planning phases of hundreds of heartfelt, extraordinary and downright fun proposals.
Today, we have the privilege of sharing one of these sweet stories with you.
Meet Justin and Clare, a hockey-loving couple who met through her parents on the patio at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell. They hit it off and the rest, well, is just the beginning of their happily ever after.
What are some things you appreciate about each other?
We can talk about anything and make each other smile and laugh.
What can you tell us about your proposal?
It was January 20th—Hockey Day MN. We were watching Clare's young nephew for the weekend. He was teething and woke up bright and early. I brought him downstairs and I thought Clare was going to follow us shortly, but she fell back asleep. We went back upstairs with Carter wearing a t-shirt that said: "Can Justin Be My Uncle?" I dropped him at the top of the stairs and he crawled into Clare's bedroom. I snuck through the Jack-and-Jill bathroom and was on a knee waiting for her response. Of course, she said yes.
And then there’s the ring! Justin, how did you select Clare's beautiful ring?
I wanted something unique—as special as she is. She gave me a few ideas, and this one popped out when Kyle showed it to me. There was something about the band that made it “the one.” I couldn't ask for better service from Kyle. I enjoyed working him. He was always available if I had any questions along the way. If you are shopping for a ring, Kyle’s the best guy around town.
Any details you’d like to share about your upcoming nuptials?
We are keeping it local so family and friends can celebrate with us on our big day. We’re going with shades of blue, a live band, and cold beer.
At J. F. Kruse Jewelers, we are honored to be a part of Justin and Clare’s story. We wish them all the best as they become Mr. & Mrs.