How did you pick yours? Four couples tell us how they chose their wedding rings

Pamela Flynn and Bob Comrie were married on 26th September 2015 at Rowallan Castle, near Kilmaurs in Ayrshire. They got their wedding rings from ROX Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade.

Our rings The couple bought Pamela’s engagement ring at ROX, so they were already impressed by the store’s wide selection, and say they couldn’t imagine buying their wedding rings anywhere else.
Our style The couple ended up leaving the boutique with rings they hadn’t expected. “I was planning on just a plain platinum band, but then I saw one with a rose gold trim. The overall style was quite rustic-looking, which I liked,” says Bob. It was the same for Pamela. “I originally wanted a plain platinum band but I saw one that had emerald-cut diamonds, the same shape as the diamond in my engagement ring, and I thought the two rings really complemented each other.”

 

Coylah Ferguson and Calum Entwistle celebrated their marriage at The Cruin on Loch Lomond on 15th May 2015. Their wedding rings were designed by Sheila Fleet.

Calum and Coylah celebrate on their wedding day

Photos: Lynsey Nicholson Clow

Our rings Coylah has worked for Sheila Fleet for nine years, so she had already discussed her ideas with the designer. It meant that when the time came, the ring would be ready for Calum. “I wanted something more traditional and a bit different to tie in with my Scottish name and red hair,” she remembers.
Our style Like her engagement ring, Coylah’s wedding ring is made from platinum and diamonds. “My wedding ring is set with five diamonds. It is a subtle reference to the month I got married, which is May,” says Coylah. Calum’s ring is slightly different. He decided on a darker, warmer metal for his wedding ring, choosing 18ct white gold. The band was designed with a soft edge and shape, and the ring was completed with a brushed matt finish.

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Photos: Lynsey Nicholson Clow

Amanda Martin and John Neeson tied the knot on 19th April 2014 at the Western House Hotel, Ayr. The couple’s wedding rings came from John McKay Jewellers in Paisley.

amandaneesonJOHNMCKAY_IMG_0241Our rings “I knew what I was looking for from the start, so once we found a supplier we liked, John McKay Jewellers, I was pretty quick in picking my ring,” says John. Amanda took a little longer deciding on her ring, but she knew she was onto a winner as soon as she spotted it. “I had browsed a few websites so I had an idea of what I was looking for. But once I saw it at the jewellers, I fell in love with it!”
Our style “I was looking for a simple, traditional gold wedding band – to me, that symbolises marriage,” recalls John. Amanda had a hurdle to overcome with her ring choice, however. “I’m a nurse, so I couldn’t get a wedding ring with stones in it, as I wouldn’t be allowed to wear it at work.” The lack of diamonds didn’t mean Amanda’s ring had to be plain, though. “The twist style I chose reminds me of the infinity symbol, which I thought was very appropriate. I think I’ve chosen my perfect wedding ring,” she says.

 

Stefanie Pryke and Niall Hillen jetted off to Italy for their wedding. They chose their wedding rings from Macintyres in Edinburgh.

Our rings “We bought our wedding rings at Macintyres, on Frederick Street in Edinburgh,” recalls Niall. “I had bought Stef’s engagement ring there four years earlier so it just felt right to go back.” He remembers picking out their rings as one of the easiest tasks in their wedding planning. “We tried on a few different styles one afternoon. I think it took maybe an hour. Then a few days later we went back to order our favourite ones.”
Our style “I was torn between the kind I eventually picked and a two-tone style with a brushed metal finish on the inner band. It’s a really personal choice,” recalls Stefanie. Niall tried on a few before making his decision: “It’s something you’re going to wear for the rest of your life, so you pick the one that you like the look and feel of best.”