Lindsay and I exchanged emails for about a year while she and Nick planned their celebration and made decisions about their rings. David created their rings during the month of August 2008. They rings incorporate Hawaiian Koa, Bamboo, Maple, Spruce and African Blackwood.
In January; Lindsay and Nick were married on a beach in Oahu and began to wear the wood and bamboo wedding rings they had so mindfully and lovingly designed.
David and I receive at least one email every day that makes our hearts sing. I know, we're really lucky and ever grateful. This day's song was courtesy of "Lindsay and Nick."
"Aloha Nicola and David!
We're married!!! Yeah!! Our ceremony took place on the beach here on Oahu. We had a simple, eco-friendly event filled with joy, family, beautiful weather (it rained all morning, a blessing from the land, and the sun came out 5 minutes before our ceremony started!) and our AMAZING WOOD RINGS!!! We had been looking so forward to being able to wear our rings, in fact we had them out on our bedside table for the months leading up to our wedding.
It was INCREDIBLY special to put the rings on each others finger and know that they represent all that we are and love. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the work that you do. You made it possible for us to express our love for each other the exact way that we wanted while being friendly to the environment. MAHALO!
I've attached some pictures of our day! The one above shows the pastor holding the rings before we put them on each other. This was the first time the pastor had seen the rings. He was totally taken aback by them...in fact, he gasped when he saw them and commented on their beauty before continuing the ceremony.
Lindsay and Nick