Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wedding Wednesday ~ 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. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.
12. honeymoon: where did you go? was it good? ;) haha...jk.
13. thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?
14. first place that you lived together: pics if you have them!
15. 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?
16. most recent picture of you and your significant other and what you love most about them :) and any other thoughts.


Dustin and I had only be together about a month when he brought up rings.  It wasn't that he planned on proposing anytime soon but it was fun to talk about.  I told him that rather than have a diamond I'd prefer a sapphire.  I wanted something different and the sapphire is my birthstone and I've always thought it was so pretty.  Dustin, however, wanted to make sure I had diamonds too.

The ring was picked out completely by Dustin knowing I wanted a sapphire and I preferred white gold to yellow gold.  I'd say he did a pretty good job, right?


That's a picture from our wedding day, my engagement ring with my wedding band, which is a small white gold and diamond band

As for Dustin's ring, he picked that out all by himself.  I wanted to make sure he had something he really liked because he's not one to wear jewelry.  I figured since this would be a piece of jewelry he wears forever he better like it.  He decided on this:

Dustin's band is yellow gold with inlaid white gold.  I was actually really surprised he picked something with yellow gold and at first wasn't too thrilled with the idea but I actually really love the band on him.  It's simple but with a little something.

So there you have it, the bling!

44 wonderful thoughts:

Sandy a la Mode

ohhh how fun! i LOVE looking at other peoples rings and going ring shopping with my friend's boyfriends!! ;)

The Favour Shoppe

LOVE your ring!!!

Emily Jane

Oooh a sapphire, just like the princess! Lovely! :)

Cafe Fashionista

Can I just say that Dustin has incredible taste in jewelry? That ring is gorgeous! :)

Ang

love it! i love that you wanted something different - AND I love even more than he picked it out all on his own - what a great guy!

Jessie Szmanda

Love this, and it was the same with Justin and me - I wanted him to completely 100% pick out his ring! He did - took him longer than me!

Jamie Leigh

Beautiful ring! I love sapphires!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

Nice!!! Love it!

Jessica

Your ring is gorgeous and unique! I love it.

Sunny & Star

I think Dustin has great taste in jewelry. Your rings are beautiful.

Shana

I love sapphires too and your rings are so beautiful!

Shana

I love sapphires too and your rings are so beautiful!

Kristin

Your ring is just gorgeous!

Gringation Cancun

Your ring is beautiful! I love mine, too... the 2 rings come together to form a flower :)

Holly

I love it! I LOVE sapphires! I too, like the idea of something different in a ring!

Dancing Branflake

That is a gorgeous ring! You've definitely got Kate Middleton beat!

la petite coquine

He is such a sweetheart, and you know I absolutely adore your ring! I'm impressed that Dustin picked something so unique-the man's got style!

sarah - dodeline design

Not engaged yet, but my boyfriend is incredible at picking jewelry, so I'm not worried :-)

Teenage Bride

I love that your ring is a little different. It is truly beautiful!!

Kimbirdy

i love non-traditional engagement rings! sapphire is such a pretty choice!

Carolina

ah, i love wedding blogs..especially since i am getting married in November ^.^

i am hosting a rad giveaway, a BIKINI by an up'n coming desginer from Mexico! super easy & right on time for spring/summer! ^.^ xo

Elise Halladay

I love your ring!! It's so pretty and unique :)

Erika

Your ring is beautiful :)

Stephanie

Your ring is spectacular! Love the special touch you added :)


Eternally yours,
Stephanie

Vanisha

What a gorgeous ring! I can't wait to hear the rest of your story :)

Amber Blue Bird

your ring is a beauty

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

it's a beautiful ring, and Im really liking the sapphire idea!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

it's a beautiful ring, and Im really liking the sapphire idea!

Cole

I love hearing ring stories! Dustin did a wonderful job picking a ring for you!

radiantrepublic

What a sweet story! I think I just melted! Gorgeous post :) xo

Deidre

Inspector Climate and I talked about wings really early on too because I am allergic to like all metals. And he's decided that he doesn't want to choose a ring without me because I'll just be allergic to it.

Stephany

Oh, my gosh! Your ring is so beautiful. I really love it. It's so different but still maintains a traditional feel. :)

Jen

Aw, I love ring stories! And yours is unique and gorgeous. In fact, I think Kate Middleton copied you. ;)

Lynn {hearted girl}

i'd say he did a darn fine job and the sapphire shows off beautifully! and Dustin's ring is very handsome. wonderful share. thanks so much for the fun comment on my restyle post, it was all kinds of awesome! ♥

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Yay for colored gemstones (pink sapphire here). Dustin did a great job!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

delirious jellybean

Your ring is such an eye-catcher! And Dustin's ring is classy. It almost has a steampunk attitude to it! Haha!

Diana Mieczan

Wow..your ring is so beautiful, darling. Have a great Thursday morning
Muah

The Blonde Duck

I wanted blue topaz or sapphire. I got diamonds. But I'm not complaining.

Kristin Hjellegjerde

The Ring, made me smile:) We bought it exactly on the day two years after my man proposed. On New Years Eve. He proposed in Buenos Aires and we bought the rings together at Cartier in Paris. Makes me feel like I have a great life:)
Have a great day yourself!!

Tara

beautiful!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

Very nice!!

Nicole

beautiful! Mine is a sapphire too! =D I love your band too! We are still on the hunt for ours =D

Melanie's Randomness

Wow your wedding ring is gorgeous!!! Just gorgeous!!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Charlotte

Oh, he did a very, very nice job, hunny :) Beautiful rings!