RUUSK COUPLES: AMY & DANICA
We adored working with Amy to create Danica’s beautiful personalised engagement ring earlier this year. So it is our absolute honour to share their beautiful proposal story with you.
Having organised and styled an elopement shoot at Rebel Rebel in Perth with her best pal & photographer, Sha’e, Amy convinced Danica to join the shoot under the pretence that Sha’e needed them as models. Only to surprise Danica with a very special question who responded with “obviously I love you, yes”
Congratulations lovers! We wish you so much love in the newly engaged bubble and are so excited for your next life chapter together.
How did you & Danica meet?
We met on a dating app called ‘Her’ and started out very casually. I was living in Karratha at the time and had plans to relocate so I was just looking for friendship; I had ended a long marriage with my husband and only recently come out as gay. From the first moment we talked, we kind of knew it wasn’t going to be a casual thing. And after 3 months of facetiming, calling and texting daily we finally met in person. I guess as the saying goes, the rest was history. It was magic, the feelings were mutual and we very much fell in love quite quickly.
Where was your first date?
Our first date, well after we met in person, was a cute little picnic at South Perth foreshore. It was the middle of Covid and everything was in lockdown. Danica had made a full picnic spread (she’s a little masterchef, honestly) and we had champagne and just a beautiful night getting to know each other.
Tell us about the proposal!
Well this was all Amy. Funnily enough we always said we would never get married as it wasn't a big deal to either of us. Amy has been married and Danica has been engaged so we were honestly not fussed on having a big wedding or even getting married. I guess time and people change everything as we started talking about it more and more and then I asked Danica one day if she would like to get married. Danica said “of course, I want everything with you”
So I was going to patiently wait for Danica to pop the question, however I'm very impatient haha. I'm a florist so I contacted my best pal (a photographer - Sha’e) and organised a styled shoot at this amazing new little wedding chapel that just opened up in Perth, Rebel Rebel. I devised a plan to lure Danica into this shoot pretending we were getting fake married under the guise that Sha’e was going to start shooting elopements and wanted us as models. Danica, being the most unobservant human being ever, went along with it.
I contacted Rebel Rebel and they were an absolute dream to deal with. They organised everything and kept this little secret after many date changes, again due to Covid! I was ridiculously nervous all morning leading up to and Danica thought it was because I always get nervous doing flowers for weddings & events. She had NO IDEA I was about to propose.
In true Danica style, after I asked her to be my Wifey for Lifey she responded with “obviously I love you, yes”
How did Danica feel when she first saw her ring?
It was perfect. Danica isn’t big on massive diamonds or blingy jewellery so I opted for a minimal aesthetic and a salt and pepper diamond as we had spoken a lot about them. Danica had shown me a few rings she liked so I contacted Ruusk to get a custom ring made to suit Danica’s style. Danica loves it so much, it is perfect for her and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. The team at Ruusk were so helpful, warm and it was the absolute easiest process to get this ring made. I couldn’t recommend this beautiful team more.
Danica's Personalised 0.3ct Large Diamond Signet featuring a Salt and Pepper Diamond in Matt White Gold
What excites you most about your next chapter of life together?
We are super excited to get our dream home, go on numerous holidays and expand our little family. We have so many things we want to create together and couldn’t imagine life without each other. Danica is truly a dream, I am the luckiest!
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