"We celebrated Christmas with her parents, and after we all exchanged gifts, I reached into my jacket pocket and pulled out one last present: It was clearly a ring box, and Erin's reaction upon seeing it was 10 percent excitement and 90 percent ' Wow, I can't believe it's really going down like this,'" he recalls. She opened up the box and soon discovered that it did not contain an engagement ring, but rather a gorgeous over-sized amethyst cocktail ring.
She cracked up in relief." VIDEO: Most memorable star wedding gowns After traveling to Barbados for a romantic New Year's getaway, Saporta seized the opportunity to surprise Fetherston.
Of his teenage years, Saporta recalled, "I was pretty much just as obnoxious as I am now, but louder.
I went against the grain a little bit, and you always get in trouble when you do that...
"I used them to spell out my proposal on our patio and then I woke Erin up in a frenzy to come see a 'monkey' that had appeared in our backyard," he tells Us."She clearly has a unique aesthetic as a designer, and is very particular about design in all aspects of her life.Plus, she made sure to tell me a horror story about a friend of hers who got stuck with an awful engagement ring because her husband tried to surprise her. " According to Saporta, the blonde bride-to-be "was keen" on working with jeweler-to-the-stars Lorraine Schwartz."She really admires Lorraine's sensibility," the singer says of Schwartz, whose celebrity clients include Beyonce and Kim Kardashian."She gave us creative direction, and I worked with Lorraine to make it happen." PHOTOS: The 10 best celebrity engagement rings Two months before presenting Fetherson with the ring, Saporta sought the approval of her family.Saporta attended Rutgers University and majored in philosophy.