Neely and Andrew met in an unconventional way, but when it came to Andrew choosing Neely’s engagement ring he wanted nothing but classic. Andrew came in a few times working on the design of the ring with Robert and making sure every detail was perfect. Neely of course knew nothing about this. He had to be very sneaky to get her to get her ring sized but she still had no idea when a proposal was coming.
This is their engagement story from Neely’s perspective:
I was out and about and Andrew usually gets home a little after 5. I walked in around 5:30 after stopping to get the mail. When I went to walk up the stairs I saw an envelope that said “The Neely.” If you’re not familiar, this is from an episode of How I Met Your Mother, titled “The Robin.”
The font on the envelope was identical but I did not put it together. I opened the envelope to find a card that said
Neely’s Amazing RACE (side note: I have always wanted to go on and win The Amazing Race…life list.) The cards looked identical to the ones on the show and it was my first clue. It said to go to where we had our first date and my next clue would be waiting.
Now mind you in normal non 5 PM non-Christmas traffic this drive would have taken 10 minutes tops… At 5 PM it took me nearly an hour. I called my best friend and my mom screaming and freaking out. They calmed me down thankfully.
I got to our first date spot, and the hostess had another clue waiting for me, which told me to go to our first kiss location. I went there and got another clue telling me to go to the place where he first told me he loved me. That happened to be my Mom’s house. She was not home so the clue was taped to the garage door. That clue said to go where we ate the most amazing bananas foster (our anniversary dinner.) So I went to Eddie V’s and that clue said to go to the bridge with the teddy bears. At this point I got confused…WHAT BRIDGE!? What BEARS!? I had to call him…thankfully he guided me and said my next clue would be there.
I was like crap I’m going to run out of gas! So I got there and I saw this bridge that was just filled with Christmas lights…
He was there…there wasn’t a final clue.
I walked up to my amazing, at the time boyfriend now future husband, and he said some amazing things then he dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him.
I cried, I freaked out, we hugged and kissed, and shared such a special moment together. Then of course we came home and called family and friends and nearly shut down Facebook!
Then it was time to shop for wedding bands. Neely knew she wanted two that matched identical to her gorgeous platinum ring. She did decide she wanted white gold bands instead of platinum mostly because of the weight. Andrew knew he wanted something simple yet classic. When they came in to look for their bands it didn’t take long for them to decide on the perfect ones.
If you take a look below at the gorgeous bands Neely picked out with her engagement ring, and the simple but elegant and classic ring Andrew picked out, they are perfect. Neely also did something special and had a special message engraved in Andrews ring.
They will be married on October 11th, 2014, and could not be happier with their rings from Herbert Goldberg and Co.