KJ Couples: Kassaundra & Thomas

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Tribe members, new and returning, to tell their stories. Love is powerful, beautiful, diverse and worthy of honoring through your unique story. By sharing these openly with you, we intend to spread joy in a time when we need it the most. We understand the privilege it is to be a part of your story, and we hope the sincerity of these couples will reflect the very special relationships we aim to have with everyone who walks through our doors (whether in-person or virtually).

Next up, we have Kassaundra & Thomas, two absolute sweethearts we are honored to call clients. You are going to want to grab your tissues for this one!

When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

Kassie:

While I was still going to school, Thomas got offered a job in Pittsburgh, PA. All throughout the interview process, and even when he first told me about the position, I knew that he should pursue it and that no matter what I would be by his side through it all. I think we both felt that even if we were scared, we would have each other and that it would be such an incredible adventure to share. Making big life decisions and feeling confident in them because you know you can always rely on someone to be there for you really shifts the perspective on your relationship. From that point, it really did feel like we were together as one, instead of two separate people. I think that’s when we both knew that we had found someone special and that we wanted to spend our lives together going on scary but wonderful adventures.

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

Thomas:

Two things come to mind immediately upon reading this question. First of all is Kassie’s kindness. She always goes out of her way to do well by everyone in her life and is honestly the most thoughtful person I can say I’ve ever met. Secondly, her openness to new things. Whether it be a trip to somewhere neither of us have been, a concert or event that is outside of our norm, food, music, books, anything, she’s always enthusiastic about new experiences and getting out there. I appreciate that very much.

Kassie:

Thomas truly and absolutely allows and pushes me to be the truest version of myself. I have always felt a bit like I don’t quite fit in, or that I had to be a certain way in order for others to love me. I have never met someone so open to others and understanding, someone who allows you to be yourself in all forms and accepts you for it. Thomas has shown me love that I have never experienced, and it’s because I have never been more myself than I am with him.

What is an activity you love to do together?

Kassie:

Without a doubt, going to live shows. Thomas has an infinite love for music, and he has opened my ears to so many incredible artists that I would have never heard of without him. Going to live shows honestly gives us happiness that you genuinely cannot get from anything else. You feel a sense of community in a way with the people in the crowd, and it’s such a special thing to be able to sing at the top of your lungs with a room full of strangers. Definitely will be the number one thing we do post pandemic.

How did you two meet? (Give us as many details as you’d like!)

Thomas:

We actually met when we were quite young, a long time before we came together as a couple. I believe I was about 13(?) and was getting started at a gymnastics gym where Kassie happened to be taking cheer classes. Every Friday night for a few years we were always there for open gym, and over time that developed into a friendship outside of the gym too. From there we remained quite close through high school and college, but it wasn't until I finished college and moved back to Vegas that our relationship developed. Within days of my moving back we were seeing each other just about every day, just as friends (or so we thought), but over the next few months feelings grew and everything fell into place naturally for us to be together.

How did he/she propose?

Thomas:

It was early July, peak pandemic resurgence time, when I received Kassie’s ring in the mail. I previously had plans about how I might propose in this or that situation (none of which will be detailed here since they’re still good settings for future events!), but within a day or two of having that ring at home I was aching to propose as soon as I could. Kassie had joked about how she didn’t need anything special and that if/when I’m ever to propose I should just have it waiting there when she wakes up. So...I thought it would be a cute little call back to that to actually go through with it since COVID was preventing a lot of other things and I didn’t want it to be a situation that would obviously be leading to something.

However, the morning that I thought it might be a good idea Kassie had slept horribly and didn’t wake up feeling great, so I made the executive decision to abort the mission for the moment.

I believe the next day Kassie was getting ready to leave to go to a friends house and we were joking about something wedding/proposal related and as she was about to walk out the door I asked her to turn around because she had forgotten something. She immediately kicked her shoes off when she saw me on one knee and then...ran into another room? After containing herself for a second she came out and Koda, our cat, had walked over and sat next to me as if he was in on the proposal with me (thanks for the vote of confidence).

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

Kassie:

I have looked what seems like endlessly at rings online. My want has obviously changed here and there, and as I got older I really came into the notion of wanting something understated by elegant and unique. I think I came upon the Kasia Instagram around two years ago and the first picture I have saved is a solitaire oval with the wave band. Here we are two years later with my engagement being a solitaire oval and having just chosen the wave band for my wedding band (lol). Honestly the more I saw from the brand the more I knew I wanted my ring to be from you. I loved that it was a small business ran by women, that it was somewhat near us seeing as we are from Las Vegas, and obviously that everything you do is beautiful. When I first saw the milgrain band paired with solitaires I KNEW that was my perfect ring. It was the perfect amount of simplicity with a unique twist that I had never seen anyone have. Anyway, long story short you are such a beautiful brand that constantly brings out unreal products and I feel so fortunate to be apart of the couples who have your rings. I also need to just say that our showroom appointment was such an amazing experience. Chloe made Thomas and I feel like family from the very beginning of the appointment. She was very in tune with what our style was based off of what we told her and was just such a genuinely sweet human. It just solidified that we were in the exact right place and that this would be apart of our story forever.

Photos curtesy of Cedar & Pines.


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