behind the ring: when family & sparkles collide

Years ago I was lucky enough to hold one of my besties hands on the day that she married the love of her life. You want to see a wedding planner on a mission? Hire your best friend to do your wedding planning and day of coordination - nothing was getting inside their bubble o’ happiness on that day! ;)

Kim and Rob got married on a beautiful snowy New Years Eve amid a sea of white organza and gold sparkles, as both of their families watched with pride and joy. One of the most memorable parts of the day was listening to both sets of parents get up and tell stories about how they had shaped and moulded these two gorgeous humans into the beautiful couple that got married that day. So you can imagine, when I heard the story of where their wedding bands came from, it immediately sparked an idea. We hear so many stories about engagements, how he/she popped the question, and the wedding plans that follow (my personal favorite!). However, we rarely hear stories about those special pieces of jewellery that adorn the ring fingers of the well dressed bride and groom for years to come.

Kim is the owner of a beautiful shop called Whink in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Their tag line is “Art.Jewellery.Things”. No pressure at all for Rob when he decided to go pick out a ring to propose to his jewellery adorned bride to be, right? But guys, when I tell you he nailed it, I am for real! He chose this beautiful round halo solitaire classic diamond in a rose gold setting from Michael’s Jewellery in CBS. It is perfect. But the real sentimental hero of the story here are the wedding bands. Rob wanted a simple gold band, and so his parents gave him his grandfather’s wedding band to wear as his own. Kim’s Mom passed down her mother’s wedding band as well but because this was a bit thicker of a band, Kim had it customized by slicing the ring in half and now wears those bands in a stack sandwiching her beautiful engagement ring between the two gold bands. What a beautiful way to start their new married life together, with both of their grandparents by their side. Check out a few photos of this gorgeous set below from a styled shoot I did with the talented Nicholas Moore of Moore Pix Photography in beautiful St. John’s, Newfoundland last winter.

Photo Cred: Moore Pix Photography

Photo Cred: Moore Pix Photography

Photo Cred: Moore Pix Photography

Photo Cred: Moore Pix Photography