When it came time to find a band, I knew it would be tricky, seeing as the ring has such an odd shape. I figured I would need to have something made but first step was back to Wisconsin where sweet Uncle Jerry dug through his antique stash and ended up finding a simple band (what I wanted), from the same time period as my ring, with the same etched design and after a days work, he was able to bend it to fit around my ring just enough.
So I warned of wedding overload for the next few weeks but I promise we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program soon! I have had lots of requests to see all the details of my wedding planning and crafting as I go, and since I don’t get ‘personal’ all that often here, I figured this was the perfect chance to do both.
If I could photograph my entire wedding all by myself, I totally would (and don’t think I havent considered it), but since that would be just a little tricky, I did find a photographer for the day. That doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t still do the fun stuff myself! So here are some pictures of our rings, and of course, there is a little story behind mine.
The engagement ring is an antique, circa 1900. It was not passed down through our family or anything cool like that, we found it an an antique store, but after all these years I’m sure it has a little history of it’s own that I’ll never really know. The square stones were originally sapphires, and while I wanted to keep them (and the original diamond), they were in very bad shape and the diamond eventually chipped apart. Luckily Tyler’s uncle is a jeweler who specializes in antiques, so off to Wisconsin the ring went for a little facelift. He had the proper sized stones just ‘laying around’ and since pink is one of my favorite colors, I couldn’t pass up those pink rubies.
The best part is that it has an engraving inside from one of its (possibly many) previous owners. There are four initials and the date 4-10-37, which I think is pretty darn cool.
Tyler’s band is simple, and not antique, but I think it looks nice with my ring. Most importantly, he likes it, and that’s what matters. By the way, that is his tie for the wedding in this last pic – yep, pink 🙂
The backgrounds and elements in the other photos are all other pieces and parts of the wedding details and decor, more of which I will be sharing with you later this week, stay tuned!