Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Wedding Bands: Forming and Soldering

I love my e-ring. I love it so much I don't want it to have to share my left ring finger with anything else. I wanted a wedding band, especially due to the existence of our ring ceremony, but I wasn't sure how I was going to wear it. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that in Eastern Europe, wedding bands are worn on the right hand and not the left. Perfect! I would keep my e-ring on my left for America, and wear something on my right for Poland. My two homes.

Then I opened the wedding budget, and things were not looking good for me. Enter Alchemy, the portal for custom item requests on Etsy. I created a request detailing I was looking for, and the price I was hoping for. I received 5 or 6 replies, and was immediately drawn to the work of bddesigns. I love the look of hammered jewelery, and I thought that a set of her inscribed stacking rings would complement my e-ring nicely.


For just a little bit more, we set up a a payment that would include a trio of engraved stacking rings for myself, and a wedding band for That Groom. She was very prompt to reply to my emails, and we had soon settled on a price and a design. I was pumped to have her offer to send me photos of the creation process. Shots like that are a bloggers dream.

My Bands

His Band

I also want to note how beautiful her photography is, good photos get me so excited. Although I don't have the final product in my hands yet, she has sent me the next batch of photos and they look exactly like what I was envisioning. I'm going to make you wait one more day to see them though!


Guilty Secret said...

They're gorgeous. Isn't it funny how the wedding ring is worn on different hands in different cultures? The Spanish wear it on the right and too, and most of South America I think (I know Venezuela for sure!)

Cup Cake said...

How original!

Bride2B said...

Those are such a beautiful original idea!

Blablover5 said...

That is so cool that she sent those pictures so you can watch them being made.

I love etsy. I fear I have become an addict planning a wedding.

The Engaged Guy said...

that is just absolutely incredible customer service! i'm jealous.

tina said...

How exciting! Great idea.

HamiHarri said...

love how organic they are :)

Jenna said...

guilty-What is sad is how sheltered American's are. I thought that everyone just did it the same way we did :)