Hooray, our wedding bands have finally arrived! And I am head-over-heels in love. I keep sneaking peeks into the box and wearing it when Mr Trail Mix isn't looking.
Way back in November, I asked you all for your opinion on what I should do for a wedding band. I ultimately decided not to go with the matching band for my ring (even though that was definitely the most popular option) because I like to keep everyone on their toes and go with the unexpected.
I've always been partial to mixed metals so when FILTrail Mix offered me a yellow gold band that was his mother's (e.g. Mr TM's grandmother's) I fell in love. The simplicity and elegance of it fit my style perfectly.
Plus, in Jewish wedding tradition, the band is supposed to be plain (e.g. without diamonds in it) because there should be no holes in your love (although, let's be honest, for me, the more diamonds there are in my life, the more I love Mr Trail Mix, haha!)
So I had my lovely yellow-gold band but seeing as how we had already allotted money from our budget to go towards the rings, Mr Trail Mix worked long and hard to convince me that I needed to get a third band (that's sarcasm for those of you who don't know me. Never ever will I need "convincing" to buy a new piece of jewelry :) )
So we went to Mr Trail Mix's family jewelers, Morays, down in Miami back at Christmas time. We picked out his ring (as simple as it gets, with nary an embellishment in site) and mine. Since I have the patience of a hyperactive 5-year-old, you can imagine my joy at finally getting my grubby little paws on my pretty this past weekend, 4 months later!
The arrival of the rings necessitated a major photo shoot out on my patio. Is there anything more fun than taking pictures of your ring using your camera's macro setting? Once I started, I couldn't stop!
Here's what arrived on our doorstep on Friday afternoon. Weeeeeeeeee!
And all together now...
A shot of just my rings...
I like this next one because you can see a hint of the engraving we had put on the gold band. It reads "All my love, All my life," which is a family saying on Mr Trail Mix's side. He used the phrase in his proposal poem and it will be incorporated into our wedding vows, so it's only fitting to have it engraved on our rings. Cutest thing ever, right? Right.
And finally, here's the whole set on my hand. I love the way the three metals look together and the asymmetry of the different widths of the bands. Yum!
My favorite part about my set is that I have so many options. My job can be pretty physical at times and there are days where I don't want to wear my engagement ring, in which case I can just wear the two bands together. I think this look is so beautiful.
Or if I'm feeling particularly blingy one day, I can take off the gold band and rock me some ice.
I also love just the yellow-gold or the rose-gold bands on their own but I won't bore you with pictures of those. Or I could wear one band on my left hand and put the engagement ring with the other band on my right hand. So many options, I love it!
I'm really happy with how it all turned out and I really cannot wait to rock all three of these bands once we get married! Hooo-rah!
Did you go with a matching band or mix things up a bit and go with a non-matching set?