Mike and Sarah met at an anime convention! Their eyes met across a crowded board games table, and it was the start of something beautiful.
“We were long distance for a little while (Southampton and Newport) then we decided to split the difference and move in together in Bristol.”
Despite the early pandemic’s best efforts to keep them apart, they initially moved in together that summer, had a whirlwind engagement in the autumn and were married (virtually) by February last year! We were, of course, delighted to play a small part in the speedy process!
When they became engaged, Sarah was disappointed that there is not much of a tradition for engagement rings for men so set about finding a way to change that for them as a couple. She had an idea for a wooden ring, found us and the creative juices were then put to action.
“I wanted to have a special engagement ring for Mike, and I felt unbridled freedom to make something that felt really special for us.”
Sarah goes on to say…
“We both love Westonbirt Arboretum, and I wanted to honour that when I proposed to Mike. Our favourite tree at Westonbirt is the paperback maple, and on an early date, he showed me a fantastic old oak called the Gospel Oak near his childhood home. I wanted to incorporate that into the design by using both maple and oak together. Mike's favourite flowers are daffodils - he grew up next to a field previously owned by a daffodil farmer - and I was so lucky to find that the Eco Wood Rings team had some dried petals in their workshop which they could also sprinkle in.”
The end result is absolutely gorgeous and is worn with pride by Mike. We couldn’t be more touched to have been involved in their journey and wish them every happiness in their lives together. Congratulations to you both, Sarah & Mike, from the team at EWR.
If you're feeling inspired, have a look at our bespoke page for some more ideas to help you create your perfect, bespoke ring for any occasion.
Alternatively you can fill in our design enquiry form and let us guide and inspire you further. We love nothing more than helping customers turn their ideas into reality!