engagement ring | Hers: white gold band with round-cut halo diamonds, and round brilliant heart & arrow diamonds on center; by Gabriel and Co., NY – Brooks Diamonds.
exchanged: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
wedding ring | His: tungsten carbide band with black diamond; The World Jewelry Center & Hers: platinum band with diamonds in the shape of a bow; Fidelity (circa early 1940′s) – Family Heirloom
exchanged: United States, PA; Pittsburgh - Omni William Penn Hotel
images by: Hot Metal Studio
“My wedding band is very special since it has sentimental value. My grandparents met at Topaz, the largest Japanese Internment Camp, during World War II. They purchased her platinum band in the early 1940′s for $10. She is now 90 and no longer able to wear it. She cried when we told her we were using her wedding band. My grandparents have currently been married for 70 years and are still very much in love! They continue to hold hands everywhere they go.”
~ Cara, Bride
“Michael & Cara met at a bar through mutual friends & argued whose birthday was better (they were born 9 days apart).
They were on a vacation in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic during November 2010. On the first night of their vacation, Michael completely surprised Caroline with a candlelit dinner on the beach complete with champagne and a 5-course lobster dinner under the stars. Caroline had not expected a proposal or a ring during this vacation, but was pleasantly surprised by the amazing and well-planned proposal. Of course she said “Yes” and here they are today.”
~ excerpt from Michael & Cara’s personal wedding website
More of Hot Metal Studio ON WTR