Karats believes in the foundation of promoting love, relationships, and commitment. We see every relationship as a promise of the eternal love we are born to share with each other. When two soulmates enter our store, we are overwhelmed with happiness for them! We appreciate how special it is to find your one and forever, the Yin to your Yang, the person you will grow old with. Watching Karats Couples grow throughout the years as husband and wife truly breathes purpose into what we do. Because of this, we want to start celebrating those relationships by showcasing Karats Couples in a special way. Every month we will tell you a love story between a couple who have touched our hearts. This month we meet Meg McPherson and Zach Ball.
The House of Ball Meets the House of McPherson
When Meg’s coworker at Toyota Motor North America invited her to a house party, she had no idea going would be a decision that would change her life. Zach, a Business Development Manager for RTS Financial Services was also at the party and when he saw Meg he walked over and introduced himself. As it turns out Zach didn’t have to scour the Seven Kingdoms to find the love of his life; she was waiting for him over by the queso dip. That’s because they both had a favorite show in common: Game of Thrones. Which got them to talking and that conversation carried them into other conversations throughout the night, ending with Zach asking for Meg’s phone number. A week later and they were on their first date at local BBQ restaurant Q39.
A Ring Fit For A Queen
When they started talking about marriage Zach knew exactly where to go to get the ring! It was time to visit Andy, the owner of Karats Jewelers in Overland Park, Kansas! For Meg the choice to use Karats was exactly right, “Andy was super knowledgeable and was nice enough to let me try on a ton of bands when I wasn’t sure what I wanted. I finally narrowed it down to two I liked. I had seen some different diamond cuts online, but when Andy showed them to me in person I was sure I liked them. The final step was finding a yellow diamond. Yellow has always been my favorite color. Andy was awesome and started searching immediately. He found the most beautiful yellow marquise cut (football cut is what Zach and I like to call it) diamond. When we saw it I knew the split band I liked would look perfect.”
He Bent the Knee
Their engagement took place in San Diego during a trip Zach surprised Meg with. To pull it off Zach had to arrange everything with Meg’s boss, coworkers, parents, and sisters. And it worked! During the trip, they visited Balboa Park, a popular destination in the area that houses museums, beautiful gardens, walking trails, and even the San Diego zoo. It is where culture, science, and nature all come together. In front of the Botanical Building, there is a reflecting pool called Lily Pond. This is the spot Zach chose to ask Meg to become his wife. The moment was sublime. Meg’s favorite moment was knowing how much care Zach put into planning everything but it was seeing her beautiful ring, sparkling in the sunlight that made tears fall. Zach’s favorite part was seeing everything go off just as he imagined it and watching Meg’s reaction when he proposed.
A Wedding Is Coming
Meg and Zach will tie the knot next year at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. They will have Kenyan traditions sprinkled into the ceremony which Zach is especially looking forward to! He is also excited to see Meg in the wedding dress she chose since he hasn’t yet seen it. Meg can’t wait to have a big party with all their friends and family. She knows how special their love is and the fact they have found each other and wants to share in that with all of them. Since Westeros is off the honeymoon spot list they are talking about going somewhere abroad. Meg would like Europe but Zach is leaning towards Asia. They both know where ever they choose they will have a fantastic time since they love traveling together. They are hoping to travel to Kenya for their 1 year anniversary to meet some of Meg’s family members who won’t be able to make it to the wedding.
After six generations of running Karats Jewelers, we are still so honored to see Karats Couples like Meg and Zach’s love story blossom. Yes, we sell engagement rings but what we have gained in seeing our customer’s relationships grow and strengthen has been more meaningful for us than we ever could have imagined.