Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rarer than diamonds

Jewelry by Johan

I'm slowly, slowly warming up to the idea of oversharing all the details of our wedding plans with the people around me as well as the blogosphere. Today I'm showing you a picture of our wedding rings: a genuine meteorite inlaid in titanium. How incredible is that?

The meteorite is called Gibeon meteorite and is over 4 billion years old. It entered our solar system some 30.000 years ago and crashed in Namibia.
I like to observe the intricate patterns and grooves in the meteorite (the technical term for them is Widmanstätten patterns) and wonder what foreign galaxies the meteorite has travelled to and what wonders it has seen on its journey.

The average life expectancy of a person is 80 years and this meteorite is 4 billion years old. This mere fact fascinates me and scares me just a little bit at the same time. Looking at our wedding rings I can't help but marvel at the mysteries of the universe and be humbled by the acknowledgement of how small and insignificant we are.

On the other hand, the hidden romantic in me, can't imagine a more perfect material for a wedding ring. To vow eternal love and fidelity to one another by exchanging rings made of something as old as time itself?

I'm becoming quite the sentimental romantic :-)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The big news

I do believe the picture is quite self explanatory but still: We're getting married!
A last minute announcement, just 3 months shy of our wedding date. Since I'm not the kind of person who'd want to annoy everyone who cares to listen with all the silly details. Though this has been in the works for the past six months.

The date has been set and corresponds with our 10th anniversary. We've bought the rings, made reservations and made plans with tailors, dressmakers, photographer and a myriad of other people...

All we need now is learn how to dance properly. We've already booked a course.

And that's that.