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Meet Dena and Cameron!

Tell us your proposal story

 Cameron and I decided to open some gifts we had gotten each other the night before Christmas Eve. He told me I had to close my eyes for my gift. He placed a bag on my lap with a gift inside wrapped in newspaper. I began to unwrap the present with my eyes closed and he said "open your eyes now." He was on one knee with the ring and asked me to marry him. I instantly started crying, fell to my knees, hugged him and forgot to say yes! I was so shocked and could not believe what was happening. We were at home, alone, in our pajamas and it was the best moment of my life. No cameras, no people, no theatrics, just us. We cried and hugged and spent the night spellbound together. Turns out the item in the bag was actually just the Olive Ave box that the ring comes in!
How we met 

Cameron and I had mutual friends but I had never met him before. I came across him on Instagram and instantly fell in love. I messaged him "I have a crush on you" and he asked me on a date the next evening. We met up for dinner and have been together, madly in love ever since.

Short or long engagement?

Probably a "long" engagement. I don't really agree with the "rules" of how long an engagement should be. I am about to graduate Dental Hygiene school so I have too much on my plate right now to plan a wedding. We will also be paying for our own wedding so we need to save up once I start working. We are shooting for Fall of 2020.

 Did you know you would end up together or was it a happy surprise?

As soon as I saw a photo of Cameron I had this gut feeling and overwhelming happiness in my heart that he was going to be the man I spent the rest of my life with. I had never even met him! I was so drawn to him and had immediately fallen in love with him. When we met it was truly love at first sight. Everything felt right and it was magnetic. We got engaged just a little over a year of dating. When you know, you know! 

 Favorite part of your relationship

We bring the best out of each other. We are best friends and have so much in common. Our relationship seems almost effortless. We push each other to do and be the best every day. We are each other's number one motivators and supporters. I could not get through school gracefully without Cameron's love and support. We love spending time together, laughing and loving each other.

 Why did he or you choose the ring you did?

We actually chose the ring together! We have identical taste so it was just natural. The first ring I saw that captivated me was Wren. Cameron fell in love with it too. It was the only one for me. Just like how I fell in love with Cameron. I loved the oval diamond with the alternating sized diamonds around it. It was perfectly unique and vintage looking but also very modern. It is my dream ring and I am so ecstatic to wear it for the rest of my life. It is a gorgeous symbol of our love, partnership and marriage. 

 How did you hear about Olive Avenue?

I saw Olive Avenue on Instagram actually! I then learned you were an Arizona based company which made me so happy. It was so important to us to support a family owned and local AZ business. So much more special!

 Couple: Dena Merdovic & Cameron Lewis Photography: Jordan Worthy Ring: Olive Avenue Jewelry


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Hello, iv been really interested in the olive jewelry. I noticed a huge advertisement is the miossanite. I am on the fence about it. Did she go with the moissanite stone?
If so is she happy with the choice to use that over a diamond?

-Destiny Topping April 05, 2019 14:03
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