Happy Wedding Weekend! So each piece of my wedding had a story and the designer in me loved making everything very personalized and symbolic to Logan and I. Today I want to share the story of my ring, which I custom designed. I had this ring drawn out for a number of years before I was engaged. I love vintage jewelry, especially from the Edwardian/Victorian era, so I did some research on that era and found this style of ring, where the diamonds are clustered together so from far away, it's one big sparkly gem and up close it's a lovely centric and organic design, which I love. Plus it has a simple, timeless elegance, which something I really wanted.
The fact that it has eight diamonds around the outside was extremely important to me (and of course the most difficult element for the jewelers to create). The story behind this is that about 4 years ago, I attended an art exhibit that showcased the art of islam and the middle east. What was interesting was that in those cultures, they are only allowed to create art if it somehow includes their God and worships him. One of the ways they do that is through using patterns that are eight sided. The eight sided star for example is perfectly symmetrical in 8 different ways, denoting and worshiping the perfection of God.
Being the religious person that I am I thought the idea of incorporating God with design and art was absolutely beautiful, so when it came to planning the wedding, I tried to incorporate some tribute to God in each and every aspect of everything I designed (which you will see in this and later posts). Including this eight sided engagement ring design. Not only does it represent the eternity that Logan and I will spend together, but that our marriage is three part, and God is our biggest strength through all of it. I am reminded of that each time I look down at my hand and I love it.
About Wedding Weekends Series
I was married last year and custom designed all the details myself. Since a year ago I didnt have a blog or any way to share all the amazing details, I figured I would randomly do that now. So I am starting another series that I would like to call "Wedding Weekends" where every weekend I post pictures and the inspiration of my wedding details. Plus it's just nice to have this written down for my future generations and family.