{Sponsored Post + Giveaway!}: Williams Sonoma: Win a $150 Gift Card!

My heart feels incredibly full knowing that I married my best friend. There are few things that stand out in my memory more than the moment I knew that my husband was "the one." Early on, I could tell that he was definitely a keeper. Part of it was the way that he made me laugh, and part of it was the fact that I knew that he would always be there for me. Brad was kind and generous and all the things you hope to find in a best friend. But what was great about him was that he wasn't just kind and generous to me, but he was also this way towards his friends and family. For me, that spoke volumes.

With Brad I felt safe. Brad was different than that other guys I had dated. He was sincere and definitely someone I knew I could trust. As our love grew, so did our understanding of one another. What my husband and I have is truly rare I think. I think what struck me as being truly special was the way we worked through each and every bump in the road that we encountered as a couple & the way that we respected one another. He always had a way of making me feel loved and cherished.

I remember on my first visit to his hometown, Brad took me to his grandparents house out on the farm. We had a wonderful visit and I remember his grandfather telling us goodbye that night. As we stood in the doorway of his grandparent's little country home, l'll never forget him telling Brad that I was going to make a beautiful bride one day. It was still early in the relationship at that point {we had only been dating for a few months}, but I remember how proud and happy Brad looked. I knew that Brad loved me with all his heart. I knew in that moment, that we would marry one day.

The best love is the kind of love that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. I know this now that I have my husband in my life.

So my question to all of you is simple. How did you know that you found "the one." That one special person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with? Tell me your story of when you knew and enter for a chance to win a $150.00 gift certificate to Williams Sonoma!

All you have to do is create a wedding registry by clicking the link below and follow the contest rules!


1. Click here to Register with Williams-Sonoma to enter the giveaway. If you are already registered you can add 5 items to your registry! {Important: You must be sure to click the link on our site to access Williams Sonoma to create your registry or update your registry to qualify}

2. Then simply leave a comment below stating that you have registered and be sure to leave a comment telling us the moment you knew he/she was "the one."

3. You can receive an extra entry if you include your public registry link in the comment.

*Contest Ends on September 22nd so don't wait! Get started building your very own Williams Sonoma Registry today! Good luck!

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Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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22 Comments " {Sponsored Post + Giveaway!}: Williams Sonoma: Win a $150 Gift Card! "

carmen September 15, 2010

I added some products to my registry through your link (including a KitchenAid mixer!!) The moment that I knew he was the one was our first real phone conversation together. It was very deep, talking about thoughts on life and he spoke with such maturity that I knew that whoever ended up with him would be the luckiest lady. Fortunately, that's me!!

Here's my registry:

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

Natalie Rae September 15, 2010

I love my Williams-Sonoma registry! I knew my fiance was the one when I realize I wanted to marry him- through all the craziness and the ying and yang of our personalities that is the one thing that stays constant.

Today I added items to spice of the kitchen that were fun, special, and a little out of the ordinary. I love the selection the website supplies.

Heritage Bundt® Pan
Gift Cakelet Pan
Tortilla Press
Monogrammed DuraClear® Pitcher, Single Initial
Ceramic & Stainless Steel Coffee Canister



started a new registry. here:

i really don't think there was a "moment," which is part of what's so great. i like how "ordinary" it is, rather than being all starry-eyed. i suppose that's unromantic, but that's what makes it feel like the one i want to stick with =)

dontletstalk at gmail dot com

Hannah W.

just started a registry! I love W-S! The moment I knew he was the one was when he found me after all of those years we were separated! I can't imagine my life without him!

Thanks for this opportunity! i'd love to win!

Anna H

thanks for this great contest/giveaway! I just added 5 products to my existing registry! cannot wait to see if I win! I knew my soon to be hubby was the one when he went out of his way every single day to tell me how special I was. I had never been cherished like that before.


Oh my gosh, this would be so beyond awesome to win! I've literally wanted a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer forever, so if I win, this is going toward it! :) Thank you so much.

I knew he was the one when my heart felt like it was going to burst any time he said my name :)

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Mrs. Wedding Crasher September 15, 2010

Great giveaway! Wow sooo nice! Am registered ...

The moment I knew was when we had not talked since high school (when we really disliked each other for petty teenage reasons) and we met again in college. We did not fall asleep the whole first night we spent together and literally stayed up the whole night and the next day talking until our bodies caved in and made us sleep. He was so fascinating to talk to and the more I talked to him the more I realized he was my soul mate <3

Lindsay Rae

My fiance and I have known each other for over 15 years, and have been together since we were in high school, starting in 1999. College separated us (Me in Philadelphia, him at Univ. of Michigan), and we went through long-distance ups and downs. He's the only man I have ever loved, and the only one I ever will. I know he is "The One" because he loves me in spite of, and because of my faults. He makes me feel perfect through my imperfections.

Here is our registry. Can't wait to see all of the love stories!

Downtown September 16, 2010

Here is a link to our registry..
I added 5 items.I knew he was the one when he was so persistent...i call him my stalker...he proposed and I fell in love.Thanks for the giveaway.

Joyti September 16, 2010

Your contest makes me wish I was getting married. I could SO easily spend $150 at Williams Sonoma.

Maria September 16, 2010

I'm with Indie.Tea. I could blow $150 at Williams-Sonoma in less than 5 minutes flat. I wish I was getting married again - sadly, no one got anything off our WS registry!

Unknown September 17, 2010

I was already registered. Williams Sonoma is my fiance's favorite store. I added a bunch of items that we would like with your link.

I knew he was the one the first morning we moved in together. He leaves for work about 30 minutes before me. When I went to the kitchen, I saw a cute note, my coffee cup, freshly brewed coffee and a pastry set out for me to start my day. He is so thoughtful and loves to show how much he loves me. Like I mentioned before, he loves Williams Sonoma. In fact, his mother bought his birthday presents off our registry.

Here is a link to our registry:

Lindsay Rae September 17, 2010

Oh yeah. Huh. I guess you need an email or something. lindsayrae114(at)


i have registered with WS! here's the link

i knew he was the one.. the first time i saw him laugh :)

husainn (at)

jes {a mountain bride} September 19, 2010

My Tommy swears he knew right away...from our first kiss that we shared on our first date - we were hiking along the bluffs along the picturesque coast of southern Rhode Island...we watched the sunset, and then fireworks randomly went off from the cliffs above us - it was by far the most romantic experience of my life up to that point! But I can't say that there was a split second when I knew he was "the one." Over time I fell deeper and deeper in love with him, until I couldn't even picture my life without him next to me. Oh he's the best ever!

surprisingly, we didn't initially register at Williams Sonoma...but we did just now! There are a few things we don't have...but NEED to function! like MEASURING CUPS!?! and now that we are going to have a BABY in a few months, we're excited to make a baby registry!! I was browsing all the AMAZING products for babies at Williams-Sonoma and THAT is what we would get!!! BABY stuff!! pick me pick me!!!


What a fun wedding registry contest! I love Williams Sonoma, and so got inspired to register today through your link for our July, 2011 wedding. The registry is here:

I have a daughter from a previous relationship. I knew my guy was "the one" for me when my little girl had to have a difficult surgery. He took such good care of her and of me during that difficult time, it was as though we were in his protective cocoon. After that, I absolutely knew he was the right man for me to marry. Two years later we're engaged, my daughter's doing great, and I couldn't be happier.

Best of luck to everyone who enters!!

little luxury list September 20, 2010
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Weird as it sounds - it was when we first met. I had sworn off dating, but he appeared out of no where at a potluck with lots of people 20+ years older than us and he had me laughing for hours.

susan (at) cravingthesavings (dot) com

Emily Robinson September 21, 2010

I knew John was the one immediately! I told all of my friends that I was going to marry this man, and I was right!

Hannah Marie

i LOVE Williams Sonoma! Just added 5 items to my registry! thks for this opportunity! So excited! Okay, so the way I knew he was the one was how he always took the time to let me know how special I was. Simple, I know, but it meant so much!


Such a great contest! Just added 5. I knew he was the one ...just in the way he kissed :)

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