12.28.2011

my band!


I know, I know. I've really been slacking on the wedding updates! When you're planning a wedding from thousands of miles away, sharing visual pieces is a tad tricky...but, now that we're back in California, we'll cross off a few more "to dos" and by next week we'll have met all of our vendors face to face!

But, I haven't been totally slacking. I swear. Before getting engaged, I dreamed of a vintage engagement ring...Gabe was a tad nervous about that, so he wisely had my ring custom made. But after seeing the price for a matching diamond eternity band, I knew it just wasn't in the budget. And I really didn't need more diamonds. (Wait. Did I just say that?)

Why not get my "vintage" kick in with the wedding band, though? A few days before Christmas I stopped at an antique store in Stillwater, Minnesota, and bumped into the most beautiful Art Nouveau vintage wedding band from 1930. It's a gorgeous thin yellow gold band with flower motif all around...the fit was perfect and it added a really great texture without looking too mismatched. I bought it on the spot. Gabe isn't always into vintage...he's every bit "modern" to my "nostalgic" tastes. But he loves it too...and I also think he loved that we saved several hundred dollars.

Two weeks later and I'm still in love. I may or may not be slipping it on every few days just to make sure it still looks great. :)

What kind of band do you have or dream of wearing someday?

30 comments:

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS! I am loving the yellow gold! So unique and vintage :)

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  2. I love the antique shops in Stillwater! That looks like the perfect wedding band, girl. I'm so happy for you :)

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  3. Gorgeous!! But I wouldn't expect to find anything less beautiful or cost effective from you!! Love it! :)

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  4. http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/c0/2/AAAAAr88SSYAAAAAAMAg9w.jpg?v=1200338574000

    This is my dream ring, and has been for quite some time. My boyfriend is quite clueless when it comes to vintage, he loves the modern touch, so I do believe he will include me in choosing the ring. Or at least be clever enough to ask my sister ;)

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  5. oh they go together so PERFECTLY!! So so gorgeous! <3

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  6. Ohmygosh! That is soooo beautiful!

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  7. So, so perfect, Bethany! I love it. It's beautiful and so very you.

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  8. Stunning! I love both, but your wedding band is breathtaking. I've always loved vintage. It's my favorite! I'd love yellow gold bands, preferably vintage.

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  9. I'm a vintage girl too. Your band is sooo pretty! I really like it a lot!

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  10. Looks so beautiful! My engagement ring is a diamond with two sapphires on either side so my wedding band has small diamonds along the front. I still love mine over a year later!

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  11. The ring's beautiful, Bethany! And the two go so well together!....I don't want to even think about a future engagement ring, in case I jinx the whole thing (getting a boyfriend, for starters....lol)

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  12. They look great together! The wedding band looks very similar to my engagement ring, so clearly I am a fan ;)

    Six more months!!!!

    LB

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  13. Beautiful! What a great find, congrats!

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  14. I think the two rings look perfect by each other!

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  16. Those two rings could not be more perfect together. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Bethany, your band rocks! {Hahaha!} OK, silly puns aside... it's simply gorgeous.

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  18. ooh it's so pretty! i'm not usually a fan of gold, but these rings are making their way into my heart :)

    i found a braided band for someday, and now i'm just waiting to find out when that day will be :)

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  19. I just started reading your blog and absolutely L.O.V.E! I live in Taylors Falls and am an Eau Claire grad. I love your pics around town... makes me a little home sick for EC. Can't wait to read more about your wedding as the weeks go on! -Cassie

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  20. gorgeous, beyond gorgeous! Ahh, I adore it so much.

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  21. I love it- it's beautiful and I think they look great together!

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  22. your wedding band is just gorgeous bethany!! I love how you incorporated the vintage feel into your wedding band!

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  23. SO beautiful! I wanted and eternity band too but none of the ones I tried fit w/ my ring. I was feeling a bit upset that my vision wasn't working and then my husband found the perfect rings. It has 9 diamonds in a row, they are all round and set in a round setting. It's not exactly the antique looking ring I wanted, it's a bit more modern but when I saw it I fell for it head over heels. I think I tried it on every other day it just made me giddy. Here it is 4 months later and I'm still looking down on it and smiling every day. Yours is amazing and it fits so well with your ring!

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  24. Love your rings! They are gorgeous and SO ARE YOU!! I'm so happy for you that you married the man you love, the way you wanted to :) I'm sorry that you went through an eating disorder but very glad to hear that you got help! I also went through an eating disorder and like you went through therapy and can honestly say that I do not have a problem anymore!! I'm from Forest Lake, MN and love Stillwater btw. I wish you all the happiness in the world!!

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  25. I would love to know where in Stillwater you found this ring. I love it!

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