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Love In Your Ring Stories
Halloween Proposal, Fake Dead Finger, Front Yard Fortune For most people, Halloween can easily be summed up by its core elements: costumes, candy corn, jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses, and sugar-comas. But this year Jason was ready to add something a little different to the mix: a Halloween proposal. The fake dead finger and mini carved pumpkin Jason used to propose! Man with a Plan Jason and his girlfriend Natasha had plans to take their children trick-or-treating around the neighborhood on Halloween night. Before they left the house, Jason slipped Natasha’s custom Minter & Richter wooden engagement ring around a fake dead finger and stashed it inside of a mini carved pumpkin in his son’s bag. Natasha had no clue what was coming. Jason planned to make his proposal towards the end of the night when they got to the house on the block whose front lawn was a living haunted house. He figured he would hand off the pumpkin to one of the skeletons, zombies or mummies strolling around the yard and simply tell them to give it to the girl dressed as an Indian. The Fortune Teller As fate would have it, the engagement pumpkin got handed to a woman dressed as a fortune teller. She realized the situation and immediately began to play along: “Your future looks very bright, Pocahontas!” she called out to Natasha. “Congratulations, Pocahontas!” she said as she handed Natasha the pumpkin. Jason stood nearby, waiting to jump in as soon as Natasha saw the ring. Natasha screamed and both she and Jason dropped to their knees. The Halloween menagerie gathered around them. Scary organ music played as Jason proposed and Natasha, crying in disbelief, said “Yes!” The happy Halloween couple. Jason has plans to get a matching wooden wedding ring from Minter & Richter. Halloween will Never Be the Same Again The couple plans to marry in Spring 2017 in Northern California’s redwood forest. When Jason was asked what drew him to “Conifer” the wooden engagement ring that he chose for Natasha, he spoke of their mutual love for nature and each other. They had never been the traditional type and he was happy to discover that Minter & Richter Designs had so many options and wooden ring styles to choose from. He said that he plans to get a matching wooden wedding ring very soon! Jason chose "Conifer" to reflect the couple's love of nature. Thanks to Jason + Natasha for sharing your Love In Your Ring Story with us! Check out what other couples are saying about their customized titanium wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we post new pictures of our customers’ creations daily! __________________________________________________________________________ All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Dirt Trails, Fat Wheels, and Muddy Love Widowed at a young age, Suzanne threw herself into running half-marathons, triathlons, and learning to scuba dive and mountain bike. Her grief was vast and adventuring outdoors provided some relief after losing her husband. But there was one adventure she vowed never to take again, and that was dating. Several years after her husband's death, Suzanne and her friend Mary joined a group mountain bike ride near their homes in Wisconsin. They were outnumbered 2 women to 25 men and Suzanne had her anti-male force field set to “high”. One of the men she met during the ride, Joe, friended her on Facebook. He shared casual friendly messages to which she would respond with a non-committal thumbs up emoji or “Have a great weekend!” Although suspicious of Joe’s patient persistence, Suzanne appreciated that he did not exhibit signs of being a self-absorbed narcissist like some of the male athletes she’d met previously. After a month or so of avoiding any advances, Suzanne finally agreed to Joe’s invitation to take a ride together. The Ride Before they could ride Suzanne rolled out her endless list of disclaimers and conditions, stating that this would be one ride and one ride only. The pair rode single track together for an hour, then shared the beer that Suzanne had brought along. The conversation flowed on for hours. The couple discovered they not only a common love for biking, but good coffee, and craft beer. Over the next year Suzanne and Joe traveled to several states and rode bikes for days on end. They rode fat tire bikes in Wisconsin’s snow, ice, and -5 degree weather. Their kids became inseparable and their lives enmeshed. The RingsWith marriage on the horizon they began to talk about wedding rings. It was quickly clear that they both agreed on no gold or diamonds, instead desiring rings that would live up to their lifestyle. After searching online, images of Minter & Richter Designs’ titanium rings made from copper caught their eye. A hand-hammered “dirt path” travels endlessly around each titanium wedding band, representing how the couple met and their commitment to each other on their journey together. Joe favored titanium, an indestructible foundation for their wedding rings. Suzanne liked copper, a soft, malleable metal. Fortunately, Minter & Richter Designs could seamlessly combine both metals. The final touch was a hand-hammered “dirt path” traveling endlessly around each titanium wedding band and representing how the couple met and their commitment to each other on their journey together. Suzanne and Joe on their wedding day. Suzanne and Joe became adventure partners for life on September 24, 2016. Suzanne says: “In the month since our wedding, the rings have already evolved. The dark trail has lightened, and the copper absolutely shines. We love looking at them under running water and imagining them as pennies in a wishing well.” "Our Path Together" Hand-beaten Copper and Titanium Wedding Rings designed by Suzanne + Joe. Thanks Suzanne and Joe for sharing your Love In Your Ring Story with us! Check out what other couples are saying about their customized titanium wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we post new pictures of our customers’ creations daily!__________________________________________________________________________All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.
Harry Potter Wedding Rings
Harry Potter, Hair, and the Magic of Elder Wood. For two artists like Jill and Marc, the process of discovering their perfect wedding rings was much like their relationship: an organic and magical journey. Looking back on each decision that led them to Minter & Richter Designs and their unique wooden wedding rings, the couple was amazed by the hidden meaning and symbolism unconsciously captured in the final rings. As Jill said: “We didn’t find these rings, they found us!” For two artists like Jill and Marc, the process of discovering their perfect wedding rings was much like their relationship: an organic and magical journey. Rings that Embody Magic Jill and Marc consider themselves lucky to have a number of common interests including gardening, music, cooking, and books-- especially the Harry Potter series! The couple also shares an inclination to look for hidden meaning and significance in everything and desired to find wedding rings that could embody this great magic -- no small task! The couple shares a mutual love for the Harry Potter book series. Rings that Encircle Romance Originally, Marc suggested custom wooden wedding rings created out of wood native to the places they’d each grown up in. They both decided it would also be romantic to have strands of each other’s hair interlaced at the core of each ring; a symbolic circle. When They Knew They’d Found “The Ones” After spending many hours searching online and looking at hundred of rings, Jill and Marc stumbled onto an image of a wooden wedding ring set made by Minter & Richter Designs. They were immediately attracted to the smooth shadows and warm highlights at play in the wood, as well as the golden pinstripes framing each ring. When they found out that the name of the ring set they loved was “Alchemist” they were both in tears! “Alchemist” had long been a favored username for Marc, and held special meaning for them both. From there all of the pieces seemed to fall in place at once: Jill and Marc had fallen for rings made of Golden Box Elderwood-- In the mythic world of J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter series), the Elder Wand is the most powerful wand, capable of performing feats of magic beyond the realm of the impossible, such as mending another wand damaged beyond normal magical repair. Minter & Richter enthusiastically agreed to embed the couple’s hair beneath the wood in each ring-- In Harry Potter, the magic wands also had hair embedded within their cores! Jill and Marc were amazed by the hidden meaning and symbolism unconsciously captured in the final rings. Love In their Rings Jill and Marc were thrilled to find ringmakers who could help them realize their dream of creating powerful, symbolic, Harry Potter-inspired wedding bands. They will exchange the rings at their wedding next Spring! Their advice to other couples looking for wedding rings? “Watch, wait and expect that 'feeling' to flow over you when you find the right ones! Don't settle for 'maybe'. The ring will find you!” Thanks Jill and Marc for sharing your Love In Your Ring Story with us! __________________________________________________________________________ Check out what other couples are saying about their customized titanium wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest where we post new pictures of our customers’ creations daily! __________________________________________________________________________ All our titanium rings are handcrafted in Boston, MA and come with lifetime care options to keep your rings protected and looking beautiful. Put the love in your ring and ring in your love at www.MinterandRichterDesigns.com.