First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby... That's the little song we'd sing as children. Nowadays, happy marriages come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and orders. But, Kaitlin and Miguel's happily ever after was exactly the love story we hear crooned in music.
After meeting the modern way – online! – the two weren't expecting to get a lifetime out of their relationship. "We had both recently gotten out of long relationships and we were both looking for a fun, casual dating experience to 'get back out there' in the dating world," they recalled.
"I don't think either of us thought it would end in marriage and a baby! But life has a funny way of taking you in unexpected directions."
Over the next three years, they began building a life together and looking towards the future. Kaitlin said, "I knew he was 'the one' after he came with me to Thanksgiving at my parent's house. Once I saw him with my family and how he interacted with my niece and nephew, I could see us building a life together."
But Miguel says that there wasn't one moment when he knew that she was "the one." Their time together developed his feelings for who he calls his soul mate and best friend. And after three and a half years, he decided to put a ring on it!
However, Kaitlin had a hand – once again, thanks to the internet – in perfecting the ring she'd don for the rest of her life after stalking beautiful antique rings on an Instagram page. She said, "When January 2016 rolled around I told Miguel that I wanted to go to the gem and mineral show in Tucson – my home town – to look for a sapphire for my future engagement ring," she elaborated. "My dream was to get that perfect vintage ring re-created using brand new gems. I didn't know how it would be possible, but I knew that was the ring I dreamed of! As luck had it, we not only found the perfect sapphire at the Gem show, but we also met you, the jeweler who would eventually make my dream ring a reality!"
And on July 8th the two tied the knot. But, that was only the first chapter of their story because on January 1st, 2017, they welcomed their first child, a baby boy.
We were so happy to play such a special role in Kaitlin and Miguel's fairytale, and wish them nothing but love and happiness this Mother's Day! Thank you so much for sharing your story, and happy Mother's Day to all the other Jewel Princesses out there!
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