Drumroll Please. . .

My dearest twin sister and her boyfriend Matt are engaged!

Many of you picked up on my “schmen-magment” hint in the last post. Sorry to keep you in suspense. I was going to wait for Lar to break the news herself, but she’s been so busy with work and I was getting impatient so she gave me permission to post the engagement photos.

Matt’s uber-talented sister Pam (check out her blog here) took these photos on Tybee just a few days after Matt proposed to Lar on Christmas morning. He proposed to her right beyond this bridge just before sunrise.

With some strong hints from Lar, I helped Matt find the perfect ring(s) by Kristin Coffin on Etsy. Lar was adamant about having a cruelty-free diamond so we settled on these two twig-shaped, white gold rings with a cognac solitaire diamond – all cruelty free and recycled. The wedding band will be a gold version of the white gold band.

Lar didn’t know she’d be taking engagement photos when she packed for Tybee before Christmas, but I think she pulled together a great outfit – it’s very Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller in The Edge of Love. She’s wearing a 10-year old sweater from Wet Seal, a $15 dress of T. J. Max, necklace from Rockit Boutique, and her beloved Frye boots. The only thing I know about Matt’s outfit are his awesome glasses, which are from Warby Parker.

Out of all the photos, I think this one captures Lar and Matt the best:

I’m currently trying to convince Lar to have something more than a courthouse wedding, but I seem to be losing the battle. Nevertheless, we’ll be sure to cover any fashion bits that may pop up in regards to a wedding whether it’s big small or small really small.

Welcome to the family, Matt! I’m so glad we could all be together as a family on the day you popped the question!

42 thoughts on “Drumroll Please. . .”

  1. My dearest friends, I am so happy for you! I count myself lucky to have gotten to know you over the past few years and I wish you nothing but the very best.

  2. Ahhhh!!!! CONGRATS! I was going to text you (Lar), but it’s 7am, and I don’t want to disturb you. I will text you later though! xoxo

  3. Congrats you two! So honored that the Wheats and I could be there in person to share it with you and the entire fam on Christmas Day. I’ll never forget such a wonderful holiday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. such beautiful photos. and such fANTASTIC news! I’m so happy for you! loved this post.
    wish all of you all the best for 2011!

    p.s adore the “edge of love” reference in the outfit and photos. that movie is amazing and the styling too ;)kudOS


  5. Lar- congrats!!! sooo happy for you and Matt! The photos are truely adorable and capture your personalities!

    I love the unique ring! Cath- great job on helping pick it out.

    Isn’t it great having a twin to help with these types of things!

  6. Congrats!!! Congrats!!! Congrats!!! What a great way to start the new year! I can’t wait to see the pictures from your wedding dress shopping!

  7. Holy shit, Lar! Congrats!!

    The ring is very, very you. Organic, beautiful, unique, very, very ethical and green.

    Good job, Cath!

    I am so happy for all three of you. I can’t wait to see what the wedding will be like!

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  8. aahhh!!! congratulations!!!!!! the photos are GORGE and matt’s mustache is killer, and the ring is beautiful! CONGRATS TIMES A GOOGOLPLEX!!

  9. CONGRATS!!!!! I can’t wait to see all your wedding details and stuff. and the pics are adorable! i love it all. you two are just way tooo cute!!!! CONGRATS again. xoxo!

  10. Congratulations Lar!!!! What a sweet proposal idea and I loooove your engagement photos! Congrats again! I hope you decide to do a semi-big wedding (at least for your sister’s sake πŸ˜› )

  11. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy super congratulations to you Lar!!! This is so exciting (even though we’ve all never met, Bec and I are always like aw we’d so be friends in real life! πŸ™‚ ). These are super cute photos and I love the sentiment behind a cruelty-free diamond ring- it’s very lovely! xo Cath and Laur!

  12. Oh what wonderful news! Congrats to Lar and Matt! I can only imagine how romantic the proposal was and I’m sure the two will have a lovely wedding (even small courthouse ones are charming. I’ve been to a few πŸ˜‰

  13. congrats Lar how exciting. those are beautiful photos and looking forward to hearing about wedding details and seeing stylish wedding pics to come.

  14. Congrats Lar! And I had a courthouse wedding. =P It was sweet, meaningful, and straight to the point, the way both Hubby and I like it. Congrats, congrats!! Oh happy day!

  15. I can’t believe I missed this. MAZEL TOV, LAR! I am thrilled for you and Matt, and you look absolutely elated, just the way a freshly-engaged couple should. HUGS!

  16. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. An excellent read. I will certainly be back.

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