Thursday, October 27, 2011
While planning for my wedding, I've tried my best to make sure that I plan for my marriage.
After the ceremony, the party, the dress, the food.........all of that....what will be left is my husband to be, myself, and our marriage. We both feel we have taken the necessary steps to prepare for our marriage and one of the main things that will symbolize our marriage is our rings.
Now, my fiance and I are a little different when it comes to most things and the design of our wedding bands was no different.
There was no way that either of us were going to get a simple band nor were we going to try to get something that was over the top. With the ideas that we had in our heads, we knew we were going to have to go custom.
My fiance wanted something that really had meaning to him. One of our favorite movies is the Lord of the Rings trilogy. We have all the movies including the extended versions (call us geeks, if you want...LOL). As a semi tribute to the film, we got him his own version of "The Ring To End Them All".
We choose to get him a titanium ring as he has nickel allergies and can't wear most gold rings so all we had to do was find somewhere to get it engraved. Enter Titanium Era.
We were able to order an engravable titanium ring that would be of our choosing. Because of the association with Lord of the Rings, we were able to choose the exact font (Aelfa from Dafont) and the exact words we wanted engraved. The words he choose were Faith, Hope, Love, Friendship......in Gaelic.
In Gaelic, those same words are Creideamh Dochas Gra Cairdeas. He loves it and so do I. It's so him.
As for my ring, it was a little more intensive.
I wanted something that I could wear without my engagement ring if I felt like it. I wanted something with flourishes/swirls and yellow sapphires throughout. I knew for what I wanted that I would have to go custom as well. Enter Daniel M Jewelry. This is a husband and wife team that will design ANYTHING you want in jewelry. I had some ideas of what I wanted and they brought it to life. Each flourish is alternated with diamonds and yellow sapphires.
After I got it, I questioned whether I got too much of a ring, but the ring is SO me and am completely happy with it. Now I get to wear it full time!
What do you think? Would you go the custom route to make sure you get what you want?