Friday, September 24, 2010

Abby and Alex and their Touch Wood Rings

~ Abby and Alex ~
designed classic Hawaiian Koa wood rings. Abby choose a golden toned Koa while Alex choose a darker toned Koa ~ both their rings were lined with a bright Birch wood and inscribed with some special words. We're delighted to share a few of their wedding photos with you and we wish Abby and Alex a joyful future together.

Abby writes: "I've been meaning to write to you for a very long time, to let you know that our wedding was a hit and our rings were very well received. After the ceremony, nearly all the guests wanted to know about them. They continue to be beautiful and to attract comments from friends and from strangers. Thank you again, so very much, for the beautiful rings. Much love to you both and to your happy home in the wilderness, Abby (and Alex)"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Laura and Jeff's Wooden Rings ~ and Adam's lovely wedding photography

Adam George of Embrace Life Photography was kind enough to email us a link to a lovely feature in Eco-beautiful Weddings magazine.

On his blog post San Francisco Green Wedding Featured Adam writes; "We’re excited to share with you Laura and Jeff’s four-page wedding feature in the current fall issue (Pg. 80-83) of Eco-Beautiful Weddings magazine.

Their wedding was a weekend-long affair including 4 separate events for Laura, Jeff, their friends and family to enjoy together. Their vendors were chosen for their environmental friendliness and social responsibility, most notably their choice of wooden wedding rings by Touch Wood Rings."

Congratulations Laura and Jeff. Beautiful photography Adam! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Here are Jeff and Laura's Touch Wood Rings (these are our photos).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Love and Heartwood

We recently had the pleasure of working with Krista and Rob on their wedding rings.

In June, Krista wrote "David does such wonderful work and I am truly excited that we chose these rings for our symbol of love. I was wondering a bit about the tree that gave us this gift. Are the rings from the same branch and where does the tree live... just curious."

Here's my reply to Krista's question about her juniper heartwood.

"I’m glad you want to know about the tree that gave a little of her wood for your rings Krista. She is a Juniper tree and lives in the Similkameen Valley of British Columbia ~ she’s an old tree with beautiful gnarly branches that occasionally require pruning. Hence your ring wood. The term ‘heartwood’ means the wood that comes from the very center of a trunk or branch ~ it is generally denser, stronger and often has beautiful swirly patterns and colours … Here is a 'close up' of the dear old juniper tree from which your rings are made … it grows beside David's brothers' home in the sunny Similkameen.

Krista and Rob received their rings in early June and wrote:

"We couldn't be more pleased. They are absolutely beautiful! I had tears in my eyes when I saw them.

And just the other day Krista wrote:

"You know it's fall when you get the hooded sweatshirts out and go pick blueberries on a foggy moist morning...yummy!! What a great time of year. Our wedding day has come and gone and we were so happy to have our rings on that special day. I wanted to share some photos with you two. Thank you so much again and we couldn't be more pleased with our beautiful rings. We have received many compliments as well. Hope all is well in your part of the world, Robb, Krista and Lennon

What a delightful young family you are ... and what a pleasure it's been to be a part of your special day! With much love, today and always ... Nicola and David