Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wedding Wednesday: My Pearl Necklace


A lot of you have noticed the new triple pearl necklace that I have been wearing daily in addition to my diamond necklace and have asked a lot about and it where you can find one for yourself. 

I have been wanting to share this story ever since I received this necklace because it is so very special to me.

At our engagement party, we received so many beautiful gifts. We honestly were not expecting to receive anything and it was just such a generous gesture from so many of our family and friends. Not only was I not expecting gifts but I was not expecting to open them that night. However, our family friend came over to me and said that I should open the gift from my grammie while she was there. I was hesitant at first, but I said sure! 

Everyone surrounded me as I was opening the package. It was just for me- not for my fiance´. The small box gave away that it was going to be jewelry. My grammie often gifts my sister and I the most beautiful pieces of jewelry. My grandfather was in the jewelry industry and so my grammie has so many beautiful pieces and has now passed a love for jewelry on to me! 

As I opened the box, I saw the dainty gold chain with three pearls. The necklace is so me. I have a love for pearls and yellow gold as well as very dainty jewelry that is appropriate for everyday wear. An absolutely lovely gift in and of itself, but it had a back story. 

My grandpa passed away in 2010. I was very close to my grandpa- my entire family was. He was one of the best men I have ever met and I miss him every day. He was the definition of a gentleman. I was so lucky to have had him in my life for 19 years. 

My grammie said that my grandpa had picked out this necklace to give to me when I got engaged. Over 10 years ago. She has held on to that necklace to give to me for over 10 years just to wait for this moment. I am not a crier and I really cried. This was one of the most special and touching moments ever and a gift I will cherish for the rest of my life. 

I was so glad I opened it with everyone there. They all knew and loved my grandpa as well and it was a great moment for everyone to remember him. 

I know the necklace is a 'thing', but to me, it symbolizes that he was right there celebrating with me. It gives me a great sense of peace every time I touch it or see it in the mirror knowing that my grandpa is by my side as I prepare to make the most important commitment of my life. 

My grandparents were married for over 50 years before my grandpa passed away and their love and marriage is something that I am so thankful to have been able to witness and be a part of. It was a great lesson to see true, unwavering, and unconditional love in action and I can only hope and pray that Andrew and I have that same type of marriage. I will think of it every time I get a glance at my beautiful pearl necklace.

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Inspiration for Reception Design
How We Met
When and Where We Are Getting Married
My Wedding Shoes
- My Engagement Party
- Wedding Dress Shopping
- My New Monogram
- My Fitness Goals and Plan
- Black Tie Wedding

6 comments:

Kristen said...

What a beautiful gift that your grandfather was able to give to you all these years later. He clearly loved you a great deal!

Shannon said...

This is so awesome! How thoughtful your grandfather was and what a special moment for you.

Unknown said...

What a sweet story. Thanks for sharing!

Briana Trevino said...

I so love your necklace! Super dainty and pretty!

Briana
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Mirabella C said...

Oh that is so wonderful and special!
I was VERY close to my grandfather, too -- and had always envisioned both he and my father walking me down the aisle. But he passed away when i was in college, too. For my wedding day, my grandmother gave me his wedding band to carry, along with my great-grandmother's lace handkerchief. Both special momentos that made me feel as if they were right there with me.
I love that you have something like that from him!

Elizabeth Longaberger said...

Oh my goodness this such a sweet story! Thank you for sharing!! xoxo

 

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