We're thrilled to officially release our new piece Bokeh. Many of our grooms were drawn to this texture from seeing it on a custom engagement ring we did awhile back, so we created a ring that shows off the design in its entirety.
Lately we've been working away on wedding band orders. We love creating each and every piece. It's such an honor when someone chooses us to design their ring, making us part of their love story.
One of our favorite things about being creatives in the wedding industry is that we are not just crafting any piece of metal, we are crafting an heirloom. We are crafting something special that will stand the test of trials and the test of time.
Here's a few we worked on recently...
We're so honored to have collaborated with artist Philippa Stanton to create a special piece that celebrates her life — the past, present and all that is yet to come. The Life Band represents being in the present moment, in love with life and living it to the fullest — and so much more — a promise to ourselves, and a reminder to make the most of here and now. Here is a bit of her story and how the Life Band came about in her own words...
So much of our inspiration for our Rhodes pieces came from the time we spent in the beautiful Rhone Valley of France. See the photos on our Travel and Bloom blog here...
We're swooning over our beautiful clients Brittany and Bronson. A cyclone destroyed their original wedding venue in Vanuatu and they had to come up with a new plan in just six weeks—but you would never have guessed it. They had a bohemian-style wedding in Northern Queensland, Australia and it was absolute perfection. The talented Oli Sansom captured their special day. You can see some of our favorite photos below.
We're so excited to share these beautiful shots of a few of our men's wedding bands that the lovely and talented Bianca Kate captured. She was such a dream to work with and we couldn't be more happy with her photos. It's amazing to see another photographer's vision for our pieces, and one all the way from Australia! We're so grateful to have these images, and look forward to working with her in the future.
Inspiration for Rhodes Wedding Co. continues to build each and every time we visit my grandparent's place in Michigan. While we are here, we're reminded of how love can truly take you places and how important that journey is to living a life of abundance. I believe this place is truly something special—and I just realized that Perry feels the same way. He penned this beautiful letter to me about our love, life and all that we create in this sentimental place.
We're thrilled to release our new piece Vineyard's Ridge, one of the inspirations that came out of our time in France last Fall. The town of Ribeauville lies at the foot of the Vosges Mountains surrounded by hills and valleys of lush and vibrant vineyards. We spent our time weaving through rows of grapevines throughout the Alsace region. This beautiful experience led us to create a piece that means a lot to us... Vineyard's Ridge.
This wedding captured by the wonderfully talented Lara Hotz is so intimate that I couldn't resist creating a blog to share it with you. I was so moved as my eyes and heart took in this love story. Watching Allison and Nathaniel get each other ready for their special day, seeing them dance and play in the rain and getting to share those special quiet moments with them through the lens made my heart so full. Seeing their love truly reminded me of my love story with Perry. They love like no one is watching, and so do we.
Britt and her husband Josh created The Pop-Up Wedding Co., Australia's original pop-up wedding company out of a desire to see couples have their dream elopement, no matter what that looks like. They believe that everyone is different and deserves a wedding that reflects who they are. They organize the best celebrant (Josh!), they take care of the legal paperwork (yes, please!), photography, venue, styling, and florist to host an amazing hour long elopement with a handful of your closest friends for your marriage ceremony and then you’ve got a quick photo shoot. Josh and Britt handle everything, so you don't have to.
We created a beautiful custom designed wedding band for Sara's now-husband, Kyle. She wrote us with this wonderfully sentimental idea of creating a piece that resembles the walls of the Grand Canyon. Her and Kyle hiked their way through the canyon creating memories that we had the pleasure of carving into a ring. It was such a special piece to design and a inspiring love story to be part of.
We're thrilled to highlight some of our favorite stationary, complete with hand penned illustrations and typography by Rob and Emily of The Little Press. It was a joy to photograph these gorgeous custom invitations with our hand carved wedding bands — the details and textures are so intricate and unique. We resonated with their work as that's what moves us in our creations.
Q&A with Rhodes co-founder, Jessy
So how did that inspiration make the shift and become real—why did you decide to create Rhodes Wedding Co.?
It was obvious to us, really. We were in love, inspired by love, wanting to create something that celebrated love—wedding bands will forever be a strong symbol of love’s journey. We chose to specialize in men’s wedding bands specifically because love isn’t just about women. The journey and the story involves two. The love my grandfather had for my grandmother was so strong you could feel it bursting at the seams of his being. We wanted to give men a chance to have a ring created that was so much more than just a mass produced piece of metal. We wanted them to have a chance to create a ring that is a testimony of their romantic nature and a proud symbol of the love they have found. Their ring, hand carved, with marks of individuality to represent their one of a kind love. This is our chance to play a part in the world’s great love story.
Q&A with Rhodes co-founder, Perry
You have a very specific aesthetic. It’s rugged, yet romantic. Can you tell us more about where your style comes from?
The only romance I've known lives in the beautiful subtleties of imperfection. It can be found in those unique moments with someone. It's that instant when you see something no one else sees, seemingly random, rugged… more complex than you can comprehend yet there is a feeling that stirs inside, sending you into the wild.
The beautifully talented Bianca Kate steals my heart. She has this wonderful way of capturing "real" moments that at the same time make you feel like you're in a dream. Photography to her is so much more than just capturing a moment. It's about being able to relive that moment, to enjoy it over and over again until forever. Here are a few of our favorite captures...