Double the love!
What’s not to love about a good wedding? Two people in love gathered in front of friends and family, showing the world their commitment to each other. Of course, everybody loves a ‘blushing bride. Great, now we get double the love on the most important of days when girl marries girl!
Rules? What rules?
There are no rules! Brilliant! As a lesbian couple, you’re no longer under the radar, you’re over the rainbow. And because same-sex marriage is still quite new in the great scheme of things, there’s no such thing as a rule book – you can basically do whatever you like (except have a religious ceremony). Of course, you want to prepare and make plans well in advance. After all, you want to show pride in each other on your special day so it’s decisions, decisions, decisions all the way; where, when, who, what? Whether that’s a registry office, stately home, in a field or on a boat – the choice is yours - you’ll make that day really special for each other, as well as for all those people with you who love you both and are over the moon you’re finally tying the knot. Traditional or not, this is your Big Day – but there’s the one Big question we always get asked.
OMG – what about the rings?
Your wedding rings are the two most beautiful memories from the Big day itself that you’ll carry around with you, every day, for the rest of your lives. Your wedding rings are the forever symbols of your love for, and commitment to, each other that fill you with pride, joy and happiness, no matter what sort of ceremony you choose and how you celebrated it. Remember, this is the story of your love, you want to make the right choices, so where do you begin?
If you’ve not been to many lesbian weddings before, there’s no comparison and no rules to follow – and to that, we say, great! Because this is about you and your story. That’s why taking time to choose your rings makes you unique as a couple. But it’s still enough to keep you awake at night and all the worries we hear will pop into your mind just when you need your sleep most; what will your mums think of your rings, will you still like your rings when perhaps your own kids are deciding to marry, or when you’ve retired to that place you both always wanted to end up together? Should you buy ready-made rings that match, or reflect your personalities, or even can you design our own ring. If so, where do you start? That’s where we’ve been helping couples just like you put your mind at ease and make the right choices.
Things to consider
It’s good to talk – tell each other what really appeals to you, from the carat to the gemstone. You might even want to use a family heirloom and customise it to make it your own. If you’ve been worrying that your rings won’t match, who’s to say they should when there are no rules to follow. And always, think about how much you want to spend. The good news is, we’re able to show you a huge range of designs and styles to fit your budget – and if you want to create your own special ring, we’re happy to help you so that you get exactly what you want. The choice is yours and once you start putting your options on the table, with our help and guidance, you’ll be thrilled when the right rings choose you.
Ringing the changes
Remember, your Big Day still sends out a huge signal that real positive change has taken place in the last few years and we’d be proud to be part of your story. After all, we love love and we have a heart-warming story to tell, too. When you choose your rings from us, you’re also making change happen in more ways than one. All of the metal for our rings is responsibly sourced and lovingly created by a network of individual artisans and our rings are not mass produced. Everyone involved, from the miners to the makers, is commissioned, paid and treated fairly. Our ethical mission for jewellery was founded on the principle that communities can negotiate their rates direct with us and provide for themselves without being exploited. We believe that it’s not only the rings that are precious, but that the people behind them are, too. When you choose your rings from us, you’re choosing to not only tell your story, but to wear a story. And that makes us doubly proud to be part of yours.
See our ETHICAL WEDDING RINGS Collection.