My brother and I have never been especially close, we bickered as children (don't all siblings), he moved away, I moved away, he moved back, I never did. So when he asked me if I would make his and Lynsey's wedding rings I was really touched.
We talked through a number of designs, I made some prototypes, and we settled on the final design. I ordered the white gold and set about making the rings.......and then the nerves kicked in! My brothers wedding rings! He and Lynsey were going to wear these for the rest of their lives......and I wanted to make them perfect!
I thoroughly enjoyed making the rings, it was such a special experience. Being asked to make the rings they will wear forever felt like being let into the biggest secret in all the world. The day before the wedding I took the rings up to Norfolk and gave them to the bride and groom.....and I'm so pleased to say they loved them!
The wedding seems like an age ago now but I just wanted to share with you some of the beautiful photos which Orton-Reynolds, the wedding photographer, took of the happy couple and the wedding rings.
I was also asked to make the bridesmaids necklaces. I very rarely get to see the look on peoples faces when they open my jewellery boxes so it was lovely to see this photo of Lynsey's sister-in-law opening her necklaces.
And finally here's a piccie of my Brother and I taken by my dear Mum. A rare and lovely sibling moment.
I really feel that the journey of making the wedding rings has brought my brother and I closer together. A truly special experience.
So thank you Warren & Lynsey for making me a part of your special day.