KJ Couples: Danae and André

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We love your love! That is why we have decided to reach out to a few of our amazing Kasia Family 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 Danae & André. Two ballroom dancers that tangoed their way into each other's hearts! 

When did you know that your partner was THE ONE?

This is a funny one where we both have pretty different answers. We met each other at work, at a ballroom dance studio. One of their coworkers, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding, remembers a day where André asked her “I want to marry a girl like Danae. Do you think I have a chance?” to which the coworker responded “No way!” So for him, he knew very early on! I was more cautious, and took a while to even accept a date. However, once I gave him a chance, I was very quickly won over. I don’t think there was a specific moment I knew, but I know that one thing I noticed early on and loved about him was how great he is with kids…I remember watching him and thinking not only would he make a great husband, but also an amazing dad to our future children. 

What is one thing you love about your significant other?

André about Danae: I love that she does everything to the best of her ability. Whether it’s dressing up for an event, completing a work project, or helping a friend…she always goes all out. 
Danae about André: I love how genuine he is. He is always 100% himself and that confidence is something I respect and admire so much.

What is an activity you love to do together?

We are fortunate enough to share a passion for dancing. That’s how we met and something we continue to do together. Not only do we compete professionally, but we also really enjoy an evening out salsa dancing! On our honeymoon, the resort bar had a few vocal performers, and we couldn’t help ourselves, but get up and dance to the music. Aside from dancing, we love spending time trying out new dog friendly spots around San Diego with our pup Jack Jack!

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

We met at a ballroom dance studio, where André was a teacher and Danae a student. Eventually Danae joined the staff, and that’s when André decided to shoot his shot! Danae was nervous to date a coworker, so André had to be persistent, but he eventually won her over with his sweet smile and infectious laugh…the rest is history.

How did he/she propose?

André and Danae we visiting her parents in Northern California for Christmas 2021. André had always really wanted the proposal to be a surprise, and he certainly pulled it off! Since they’d been together for a while and had discussed marriage many times, every big holiday, Danae would get her hopes up a bit that he’d pop the question, and this time especially, she thought she had caught onto some hints! However Christmas came and went, and still no ring, so she assumed she had just misinterpreted the signs. On the 27th, the family had planned a trip to a winery. Danae and Andre took a separate car, and began tasting while waiting for her parents and sister. While waiting for the others to arrive, André took Danae outside and proposed in the vineyard, just the two of them, then turned around saw not only Danae’s family, but also Andre’s there to celebrate! 

How does Kasia Jewelry fit into your story?

As a lover of fashion, jewelry, and all things wedding, Danae started looking at wedding bands pretty early in the relationship. She knew she wanted something that was a little bit unique, and when she found Kasia, she knew it was the perfect place. For years she followed their Instagram page admiring others’ stories and stacks…and when it came time to find her own, she couldn’t wait to make her appointment. André and Danae both found their rings (the Large Fera and Abe). Danae looks forward to expanding her stack in the future as she and André go through life together!

Photography by @laurenogdenphoto

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