So many of y’all are asking about the ring which makes sense considering we are engagement ring designers. ✨🤷🏼♀️
I have tons of rings because @perryrhodes showers me in gifts from his incredibly big heart. But this is THE ring.
This is the ring that has all the sentiments from last night. The ring that holds the natural diamond Perry picked out in Los Angeles five years ago, before we packed up our tiny city apartment and lived on the road full time. The ring that holds all the stars of the sky, whole galaxies of magic within the stone. The ring that accompanies the other four rings he made for the set.
Every ring tells a different story. The ring on the bottom, closest to my knuckle, is one that Perry handcarved as a replica of a ring Mom gave me a billion years ago, each little knot represents one year that I lived without her while she was in prison. The ring on top of that represents all the paths we’ve traveled. In his words, “We don't go down the paths placed before us — we've paved new ways, found new places, and explored beyond the boundaries of any love we've ever known. Through brush and branches, we’ve made our own trail.” Ugh. Swoon. The ring above that is THE ring, the one that holds all the magic of our proposal. The two tiny delicate rings above the engagement ring represent two little birds — inspired by Anaïs Nin (and the nickname he gave me, “little bird”) — where love is for life, like mourning doves, penguins, swans, and all the little birds filled with a world’s worth of big love. (See video at end of swipe for a closeup of each ring. Sound on 🖤).
I get to wear our love story on my finger, everything that flows from his heart on my hand where I can be reminded of it every time I look down. This is why we started @rhodesweddingco in the first place — to tell these great love stories. And I’m so grateful to be sharing mine with you.
Thank you for being part of our story. Truly, it means everything to me.
I love you @perryrhodes. Throw all your lucky coins on me, baby. Our love is for life.