Love In Your Ring Stories: Jason + Natasha
Love In Your Ring Stories

Love In Your Ring Stories: Jason + Natasha

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.
Love In Your Ring Stories: Suzanne + Joe
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Love In Your Ring Stories: Suzanne + Joe

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.
Love In Your Ring Stories: Jill + Marc
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Love In Your Ring Stories: Jill + Marc

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.
Unique New England Wedding Venues to Match Your Wedding Rings
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Unique New England Wedding Venues to Match Your Wedding Rings

New England may be known for its classic white steeples, but when it comes to wedding venues there are many unique choices to explore! From rugged, coastal shores to historic hamlets, modern art enclaves, and beautiful Boston, there’s a perfect backdrop ready for any couple eager to tie the knot. We thought it would be a fun exercise to pair some of our titanium wedding rings with unique New England wedding venues that ‘match’ in materials, style, and design. Check out our selection below and maybe even suggest one of your own!   (MOS.org) A prehistoric vibe at Boston’s Museum of Science! Wedding Ring: Over Moon and Sky Meteorite Venue: Museum of Science, Boston, MA Capture a kiss inside the space shuttle, let a life size T-Rex join your wedding party-- Boston’s Museum of Science has all the props you need to geek out on love and light years. Our meteorite wedding rings would fit right in at the Museum of Science, because while they have a silver-flash futuristic look, they actually contain bits of isotope estimated to be over 4 billion years old! Museum of Science 1 Science Park, Boston (617) 723-2500; MOS.org See more Meteorite Wedding Rings here. (cathedralofthepines.org) A breathtaking outdoor sanctuary suits our wooden wedding rings! Wedding Ring: Amour - Wood Inlay Rings Venue: Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH A scenic outdoor sanctuary, Cathedral of the Pines offers a panoramic view of Mt.Monadnock and the beautiful New Hampshire woods. The Cathedral started as one couple’s family memorial to a son lost in WWII, and has now become a popular gathering place for memorials and celebrations for all faiths. Our wooden wedding rings would fit right in at Cathedral of the Pines with their warm glow and rustic charm! Cathedral of the Pines Rindge, NH 603-899-3300; info@cathedralofthepines.org See more Wooden Wedding Rings here. (massmoca.org) Bright resin wedding rings make a bold statement beside contemporary art! Wedding Ring: Avec Tu Venue: MassMOCA, North Adams, MA MASS MOCA offers a dramatic and creative space to host a wedding in the Berkshires – both indoors and outdoors. The 19th-century renovated factory setting is home to an ever-changing collection of exciting contemporary art, providing a unique atmosphere and allowing you to customize the space to fit your own vision. With their bold blue on black high-contrast, our Avec Tu wedding rings would fit right in with the bright, quirky contemporary art at MassMOCA! MassMOCA North Adams, MA (413) 664-4481, massmoca.org See more Resin Wedding Rings here. (charlesrivermusuem.org) Our concrete wedding rings capture the spirit of early American innovation! Wedding Ring: Bed Rock Beauty Venue: Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, MA Built in 1814, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is recognized as the country’s first factory. It once produced textiles and watches and now showcases steam-powered machinery and such from that past. Our concrete wedding rings would fit right in with the wood floors, exposed brick walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Charles River! A sweet spot for couples who groove on industrial chic, steampunk vibes. Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation Waltham, MA 781-893-5410, charlesrivermuseum.org See more concrete wedding rings here. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest ,where we post new pictures of our couples' weddings 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.
Visit Boston and Design Your Own Ring
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Visit Boston and Design Your Own Ring

Design Your Own Ring in our Boston Studio! Some of our customers
Colorful Wedding Celebrations | Two Color Wedding Rings
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Colorful Wedding Celebrations | Two Color Wedding Rings

We just repainted the Minter & Richter office a brilliant shade called "Raspberry Pudding".     It's bright, warm and fun - a reflection of the mood we hope to inspire as we go about our day. In the middle of winter it's a welcome change and reminded me of how trans-formative color can be. So let's shove off with the gray to white palette of late winter and celebrate colorful weddings and two color wedding rings!                                                                                A customer once commented that "Minter & Richter are certainly not afraid of color" and I heartily agree. With our titanium ring designs we do not shy away from color, knowing how symbolic and important it can be to have two color wedding rings or two colored engagement rings, not to mention fun! Below is a bounty of colorful wedding inspiration via customers who came to us wanting to pair their favorite hues in a pair of two color wedding rings or two colored engagement rings. Enjoy!   Colorful Wedding Celebrations: PURPLE & BLUE For Shannon & Katie, combining blue and purple throughout their colorful wedding was essential. Their two color wedding rings paired blue sparkle and purple opalescent inlays. One interior we colored blue and the other purple. Their custom titanium wedding band set captured the personality and playful essence of their beautiful union!       Colorful Wedding Celebrations: RED & BLACK From their love of Doc Martin's and Tattoos, this couple made noir new again, using a classic combination with many modern twists! Their two color wedding rings paired black water buffalo horn inlay with a deep burgundy interior.               Colorful Wedding Celebrations: PURPLE, PINK & BLUE Power of three! This triad designed a colorful wedding set that looks unified from the exterior (same gray marble opalescent, three different ways) but has each of their favorite colors anodized on the interior. A great way to capture your individual essence within your partnerships!         Colorful Wedding Celebrations: "GINGER" This groom came to us wanting something with some red in it to represent he and his future wife's hair color, but also a little something to represent his much-missed homeland of Ireland. After much deliberation, "Ginger" was born into the world of two color wedding rings.     Colorful Wedding Celebrations: GREEN Jennifer & Kyle were married in the town of Fairfax amid books, games and plenty of green accents! We love the fact that the groom's grandmother sewed ties to match the groom's Jade Inlay Titanium wedding band! This colorful wedding is so full of joy :)         Colorful Wedding Celebrations: TRUE BLUE "Gotcha!" Blue Concrete Groom's Titanium Ring matched her shoes and his car. This Boston couple certainly didn't forget that "something blue" at their colorful wedding!  
Soulful By the Sea: A Cape Cod Wedding Officiant Shares Her Inspiration
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Soulful By the Sea: A Cape Cod Wedding Officiant Shares Her Inspiration

“For love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean  tide. Each of us was created of it, and I suspect each of us was created for it.” ~ Maya Angelou Rev. Kathleen Geagan of Soulful Weddings                                                                                                         MR: You’re a wedding officiant on Cape Cod. No pressure there! What do you do when the sun refuses to appear and the winds are whipping across the sand flats?! KG: You hope that the couple has a back- up shelter plan but if not, you keep a sense of humor and carry on. I’ve been in a downpour only once and we did just that. The couple really wanted to marry out in the elements. I’m pretty cool about it, but I don’t do lightning. MR: What led you to take on this special role? KG: I was hooked after my first wedding for Pete and Kathy in October of 2000. After being ordained as an interfaith minister I was also working as a chaplain. Two years ago I went full time into the wedding presider role. It is a wonderful gift to meet people in love and share this momentous time in their lives. I love to write poetry and enjoy a good love story, so weaving these elements into a ceremony makes it an enjoyable creative process. “I believe it’s my job to listen for the theme; to sense the thematic thread, to perceive in the story what is being laid down, like a good guitar riff and I hope I get it right.” MR: I love the above sentiment – pulled from your Soulful Weddings blog. Does meeting a couple for the first time feel a little bit like a first date? How does the process work? KG: Definitely, it does feel like a bit of a first date. Most first meetings are like that, we get to know each other, it can be a bit awkward at first. Most couples are relieved to realize that I’m not a ‘officious’ officiant. If we can’t meet in person we can talk on the phone, communicate by e-mail.  I use a wedding questionnaire that helps with getting information about the couple and what they want in their ceremony. It is a creative process that evolves as we get to know each other. Some couples just want to turn it all over, others like to have more input. I let them lead but take over when I see stress levels rising. (Years as a psych nurse help in reading people.)   MR: Can you share a few of your favorite wedding/love/marriage quotes? KG: “True love is unconquerable and irresistible. It goes on gathering power and spreading itself until it transforms everyone it touches." ~ Meher Baba   “For love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tide. Each of us was created of it, and I suspect each of us was created for it.” ~ Maya Angelou   MR: You perform many ceremonies on the public beaches of Cape Cod. Any interesting stories about odd spectators (sea specimen, tourists?) KG: I’ve had some great ones- a tourist who stood behind me snapping pictures over the hedge. I wasn’t even aware of her but the bride kept looking over my head with a look of concern on her face.  I’ve also had couples who elope then become friendly with the people at the B and B where they are staying or folks they met on the beach that day. They end up with an impromptu wedding party and guests.  Once I did a wedding in Hyannisport and I had some young Kennedy children on a trampoline jumping up and down to get a look at the wedding. The bride loved that at her wedding the Kennedy clan’s youngest were her wedding’s paparazzi. MR: What is your advice for couples hoping to have the ceremony go as comfortably and smoothly as possible? KG: Nourish each others' sense of humor, keep communicating, have a rehearsal and or a point person who likes to be in charge and knows all the players.  Don’t burden yourself with the onus of creating your own ceremony from scratch. Find an officiant you trust and turn things over so you can focus on the essential vow and promise you are about to make to the one you chose above all the rest. Have fun, don’t expect everything to go perfectly. Perfect weddings are boring. Thank you, Kathleen! Soulful Weddings

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