Congratulations to Kevin + Carina!
Carina’s smile is contagious and Kevin’s cooking skills is one I wish I could obtain (Seriously, I’m only good for cooking pasta.) Breakfast became important to Carina and Kevin because it was the only time they could really see each other – it was the one meal they could share together and on days off, brunch was the perfect follow up to a lazy morning. Carina explains the story of how Kevin and her met along along with their proposal and what is behind her ring:
“We met in Portland Maine. I was a barista and he was a cook working two jobs, one in the morning and the other at night. Kevin would stop by the coffee shop on the way to and from his morning job. After several small hellos and smiles I somehow managed to mess up his drink of choice, “double tall no water chai.” . Kevin took this opportunity to ask me to breakfast. Later that week we had our first date at “The Good Egg.” After a delicious meal we went to our local used CD store to see what we could find. We both ended up buying albums from the same artist, Saves The Day. We drove around in the car singing at the top of our lungs as if we’d known each other for years or were that perfect person next to you at a concert that knows all the words too. It was the most natural thing I’d ever done – to fall in love with Kevin. I graduated and wanted to move back home to Miami – Kevin followed. Four years, 2 subarus, many adventures and a small rescue pup later Kevin’s family invited me to their reunion in Long Island New York. We flew into Laguardia and Kevin surprised me with a day in Manhattan. He had planned for us to spend the whole day at MOMA and made reservations at the Modern after meeting the chef at Yardbird a few weeks back. After an amazing day in a city I’d always wanted to visit, spending a day surrounded by my favorite artists and for the first time seeing paintings that were so pivotal in my college thesis the museum began to close and it was time for dinner. There, next to the beautiful glass windows, overlooking the MOMA’s sculpture garden Kevin proposed. It was all so completely perfect.
They were 3 separate rings cast in rose gold then molded into one. The number 3 has been prominent in all of my artwork representing horizon lines “gravel to sand, sand to ocean and ocean to sky” : a reflection on my time spent on Miami Beach. I also have always loved the handmade aspect of artwork so the ring has both raw and polished rose gold. The four stones on the ends are raw diamonds, in between each set is another stone. On the top row it is an aquamarine, Kevin’s birthstone and my favorite color. Below is a red stone – Jasper, which is also the name of our rescue pup. The center row has two medium sized diamonds on the ends, which belonged to his grandmother and the center stone, is the diamond he chose for me. Kevin designed this ring himself and worked with Dejan Jovanovic from Dejan Studio Jewelry to make it. It is absolutely a one of a kind. ”
hair + make up by: Amanda Frank