eco wood rings - A very sweet proposal indeed
A very sweet proposal indeed... One of the trickiest aspects of choosing an engagement ring is knowing what size the ring should be, without giving the game away. That, coupled with a desire to end up with the perfect materials and design for one's intended, leads some of our customers to propose in wonderfully creative ways, using some very novel 'place holder' rings before coming to us to work on the 'forever' ring together.
What happens to Love in Lockdown?
Romeo and Juliette may have had to contend with feuding families but I wonder what they would have made of lockdown? With elopement temporarily off the cards… would they have been as resilient as couples in love are these days? Whilst the UK Government have vetoed weddings and civil partnerships and thwarted traditional plans for the time being, it hasn’t stopped couples getting creative and putting love firmly on the agenda. Read more ... Ring Photo - Rosewood rings with inlays of lemon seed, sand & red glass. Image Credit: @cristinarossiphotography
A Moment Captured – Charles & Gabby’s First Dance
If you’ve been following us for some time then you probably already know how much we LOVE it in when couples come to us with simple yet ground breaking ideas for their wood rings. Most of the many photos in our gallery are the product of our customers’ imaginations, working with us to realise their ideas into engagement and wedding rings that are truly unique to them. We’ve always said that imagination is the only limit with our ring designs, with almost every material out there being suitable for inlaying inside them. Well, it seems that Gabby and Charles had no shortage of that when they asked us whether we could help encapsulate the song they had chosen for their first dance – You are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne – into a one-of-a-kind wood ring for Charles.
Emma and Rick's wedding rings might look different at first glance, but they do in fact share many connections, all with particular significance to them and their story thus far. Emma's ring includes wood from the front door of their first house together along with threads from the thread ring that Rick used to propose with. Rick's ring includes some hairs from their dog Fenn, who played a key part during the wedding, arriving with the bridesmaids and carrying and distributing the confetti for the guests. Read more...
A Clifftop Proposal in Peru
We were thrilled when Orla and Rob approached us about creating a bent wood engagement ring for them. Many of the designs we create capture a feeling, a place or even a particular moment for our customers. Rob and Orla’s design captures all three! Read on to hear about their romantic and beautiful story – and the exquisite ring it inspired. Read more . . .
Romance, Gin and a Monocled Cat
Iain and Henry have so much in common: a love of Harry Potter, the National Trust, nature and animals – and yet it was through technology and the kindness of a friend that they actually met. When a friend set up a dating app on Iain’s phone one night, the party they were at just happened to be in Henry’s neighbourhood – otherwise, Henry’s profile would never have come up. The two connected, started chatting, and eventually met on a first date at the Bletchingley Arms in Surrey. Read more . . .
Victoria & Mark's Ring Story
A selection of inspirational stories narrated through testimonials by our customers. We are continually bowled over by the beautiful stories our customers tell us about the inspiration behind their ring designs, their lovely proposals stories and the details of their wonderful wedding celebrations. Rather than keep all that love and creativity to ourselves we wanted to share them on the blog so you and other couples can take inspiration too.
Make Your Wedding As Unique As You
The wonderful thing about planning your wedding day is how you get to tell your own unique story. From the rings you choose to the music you play, every little detail can hold a special meaning and reflect what you hold dear to your heart. For many of the couples we speak to, this includes a deep love of nature, and a wish to express this through making conscious, sustainable choices. If you’re wondering just how to bring sustainability into your own wedding, here are a few visual ideas to inspire you. Read more ...
Beer Cask Wood Ring
Helping couples capture memories that they can wear for a lifetime is what we do best at Ecowoodrings and every project is an absolute pleasure. For his wedding ring Matt chose a titanium band of his own design and describes why it meant so much to him. Read more . . . “I chose a piece of beer cask wood from Hook Norton Brewery for my inlay. I wanted to use something that meant something to me personally, as well as showing a bit of my own personality and interests through it. My mother's Grandad used to work at the Hook Norton Brewery (there is even a picture of him on one of their recent promotional beer mats).
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Slow Down and Savour
There is so much vying for our time and attention in the festive season things can get just a little hectic don’t you think? So we thought we’d offer a little escape from the throngs of shoppers and the pre Christmas hustle. Here are a few suggestions for those of you who might be craving time away and want to carve out some time for a little romance, a little Hygge and an appreciation for what the winter season can offer. Read more...
An Alpine Love Story...
Sometimes a proposal is a beautiful spur of the moment thing. The perfect setting, the perfect partner, the stars align, everything is in place except the little matter of the engagement ring. What can you do? This was the dilemma one of our lovely customers recently found himself in whilst on holiday with his then girlfriend in the Alps. He decided to spontaneously propose whilst out on a walk in the hills with nothing to hand but the flowers of the field. Well there was nothing else for it, this enchanted and creative groom-to-be fashioned a near perfect engagement ring from an Alpine Bluebell. Read more . . .
How to stay true to what's really important on your wedding day.
Before you start looking at anything online, ask yourself this…If you could wave a magic wand and have anything happen on your day what would it be? Figures from the close of the 2016 wedding season put the average cost of the UK wedding at £27,000 and that rises to £38,000 in London. Website Bridebook looked at 20,000 UK weddings and found 4% of those held in the south-east of England cost more than £100,000. With price tags like these, it seems the popularity of social media is creating an ever increasing pressure to put on picture perfect weddings worthy of pinterest and instagram feeds worldwide...