Rhodes Love Story: Sara and Kyle

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.

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Here is a bit of their story from Sara...

Kyle and I met in 2011, and we didn’t even live in the same state! I lived in western Wisconsin for a job at the time, he lived in Minnesota.

Our first date was a concert in Minneapolis, I made the trip for the weekend to visit a friend and it was a nice excuse to meet him. I was a bit nervous since we had gotten to know each other so well in phone conversations, and I didn’t know if the attraction would be there in person, but it was immediate and we had a great first date.

From there we continued to talk on the phone every night and started to trade off weekends visiting each other. I made the move to Minneapolis after 6 months and we’ve been together ever since, but it was a lot of winter driving through snow storms to see each other those first few months (that’s love I guess!).

We eloped so there was no engagement. On one of our long walks we had a very heartfelt discussion about what we both wanted and how we’d want to do it, neither of us wanted something formal and huge. I think being a little older too somewhat changed our perspective maybe. Kyle decided on Hawaii and that was that.
Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

I contacted you to have his ring made after showing him your website. I knew I wanted something with significance for a design and we had just taken a 4 day rafting and hiking trip through the Grand Canyon so that was the basis for his ring.
Our day was so intensely romantic, very us, and extremely special. Oahu is an incredible place, the windward side of the island really stole our hearts. We chose a long stretch of beach on that side to have the ceremony. We walked about 3 miles along it the day before to pick the spot and just enjoyed playing in the waves.

The day started out stormy and cloudy. Kyle had always wanted to get married in the rain and he almost got his wish.
Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

The ceremony was a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, we wrote our own vows and kept them a secret from each other. I started to cry after he read his because two of the lines we wrote practically the same things but in different words, so that was very touching.
Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Photo by Jonas Peterson

If you would like something custom designed, please contact us at info@rhodesweddingco.com or fill out the custom form here