If you’ve been hanging around long enough, you might remember when I was going on and on about designing our wedding bands. I mean, we’re talking posts that went up in March, people. Well, this past weekend we were finally able to pick up our rings. Why the delay, you ask? Because Miss Airplane saw a creepy smile in her first ring and had to have it remade.
Allow me to explain…
If you’ll recall, one of the first steps in creating a a piece of jewelry is to make a mold. The mold for my wedding band looked like this:
([Nearly] all photos personal.)
So I probably shouldn’t have been surprised when I picked up the finished product and it looked exactly like the mold.
This shouldn’t have been an issue: Chris took exactly what I said I wanted and I OK’ed the design before it went into production. However, after I brought the band home and practiced wearing it (come on, you know you did the same thing!) every time I looked at it all I could see was a smile. Not just any smile — a creepy rapper smile with a blingy grill in his teeth. I’m talkin’ Lil’ Wayne all up in my wedding band!
Can you see the resemblance? / Photo via Rap Genius
I really wasn’t thrilled with my band, but I felt bad about saying anything — why, I’m not sure. But it took me over a week to confess to Mr. Plane that I really wasn’t in love with my wedding band. Luckily, he understood — he loved his band, and he wanted me to love mine just as much. He even offered to call Chris, our jeweler, and tell him, since I was too embarrassed.
After another few weeks and a couple more molds, we settled on something that didn’t look like a smile! By straightening out the diamonds and getting rid of the tapered edges, my new and improved band looks more like a wedding ring and less like dental bling.
Ah, much better!
Mr. Plane, on the other hand, didn’t have to go through any of this nonsense! He was incredibly happy with his wedding band from the get-go.
Like most things, Mr. Plane wanted his ring to be unique. The shape and style is definitely that, and it suits him perfectly. I can’t wait to see that ring on his finger every day for the rest of his life!
Did you have wedding ring regret? Am I the only bride that saw a smile in her wedding band?