Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - The ring

Alright, I admit it, I haven't been the best blogger lately. Hal and I got some big news within the last week, so that's kept us pretty darn busy. But don't worry, I'll be sure to blog about it soon enough. But for today, I'll be a good blogger and post! Today is all about THE RING

1. how it all began: how you met, first date, first kiss, how long did you date? first picture together.....etc.
2. when you knew he was the one: self explanatory.. but how and when did you know?
3. proposal: how it happened, how long were you engaged for? was it a total surprise?  pictures of that... etc.
4. the ring:  tell us about it! did you pick it out? did he? pictures! tell us about his ring too!
5. engagement/bridal pictures: let's see em!
6. the colors: show some of the flower and colors you used
7. the dress: was it what you always imagined? did you have it made for you? white or ivory?
8. the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?
9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?
10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!
11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!
12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
13. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good?  ;) haha...jk.
14. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
15. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
16. kids: do you have any yet? if not, when do you plan on it? how many do you want? any tips on good/bad birth control?
17. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.

Ok, so maybe I had some Lord of the Rings quotes pop into my head at the thought of THE RING. But this post isn't about that. This post is about my ring, well, and Hal's ring too.

I love my ring, I wouldn't trade it for any other ring. It's exactly what I wanted. I wanted a vintage style ring, with the center diamond, and then all of the little diamonds around it. I was really bummed when right before I got engaged this 1920s style ring came into style. I had wanted it for years, and now everyone has a 1920s style ring. But there's one thing that my ring has that not one other ring has. My husband had my ring made. We didn't go ring shopping together. We didn't go to a million jewelry stores so I could show him what I liked. I told him I wanted the 1920s style, and pretty much that was that.

Ever heard of the Tiffany's ring called Legacy? It's almost exactly what my ring looks like.
What's awesome about having my ring made? Well, my husband could tell them to do whatever he wanted. So he took the picture of that Tiffany's ring and changed what he didn't like. So the underneath part of my ring looks different from that Legacy ring. What's also cool? Normal stores won't make center diamonds flush with the diamonds that surround it. I love that my 1920s ring is one of the only ones that has the diamond flush, which is how they used to do it back then.

The other nice thing about having my ring made? We did it from this amazing place, I think you have to have a referral to buy a ring from there, because they do wholesale prices. We were so lucky and paid less than half of what my ring is appraised for. So...if you're in the market for a ring, and live in Utah, contact me and we can give you a referral!

I think I've counted how many diamonds are in my ring a million times, and I always forget. There are a lot of really small diamonds on my ring, so it's easy to forget. It's white gold, and I haven't taken it in to get plated since we got married, but it's stayed very silver so far! I had 2 small diamonds fall out right before we got married, but the place we got my ring was super nice and replaced them for free!

I don't have a wedding band. I've thought about it, but since my ring has diamonds underneath, I decided against it, because those are pretty and I didn't want to cover them up, and really, I like the way my ring looks without an extra band.

 This was my ring tied to the calla lily before it made it's way onto my finger.

Hal's ring is a whole other story for a different post. His ring is tungsten and is brushed in the middle and has beveled edges that are shiny, and he picked it out himself. For that we did do a lot of ring shopping, since he knew what he wanted, and after looking at a million places we finally found this one.

With the amount that I wrote about Hal's ring v.s mine, you would think that my ring has more of a story than his, but just wait until I post about why Hal has two wedding rings.


{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Ha, Sam, are we twins by any chance?! I always wanted that style, and that ring...seriously. I never told anyone. I never share things like this, not sure why though. But yes, that's the ring, and I like that you chose not to have a band go with it. I would (only difference!). ;) Though I'm just in love with this style and all. And I cannot wait to read Hal's ring story...or rings in that case. Haha. That will be a fun post!


Anonymous said...

Your ring is completely beautiful! I never noticed it in your title bar before, but it looks so pretty from that angle too, just side on, blinging away! :) I love that Hal added his own wee touches to the design, it must make it all the more precious and special.

ashlee bracken. said...

your ring is stunning. it makes me smile. aren't those type of rings the most amazing thing ever?
my ring is actually vintage from around the 1920's i think is what they told me.
so you have beautiful taste my dear :)

Deidre said...

Your ring is gorgeous! And love that Hal was able to get you exactly what you wanted.

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