The Bunting Bash: With This Ring

Best Man Bunting performed his duty of safeguarding the rings until they were needed beautifully, but now it was time to bless and exchange them and I couldn’t wait to have that shiny new band on my finger marking me as a married woman.



Slipping Mr. Bunting’s ring over his finger, I repeated after our officiant.

With this ring, I thee wed, and with all that I am and all that I have, I honor you.



Mr. Bunting followed suit with my band.

With this ring, I thee wed, and with all that I am and all that I have, I honor you.



I couldn’t help but admire it once it was on!



And because you haven’t seen these rings in detail yet, here are the lovely photographs of them. Mr. Bunting’s band is SK cobalt, and my band is a wraparound white gold with sapphire and diamond accents.




personal photo



With our rings in place, our pastor officiant delivered a brief message that he had specially selected for our ceremony. He started with the story of a piece of half-worked marble that had been thrown away by a frustrated sculptor, only later to be discovered by a man passing by. This man brought it home to his studio, and out of that discarded marble he carved the statue that we now know as David. That man was revealed to be Michelangelo.

While Mr. Bunting and I knew there would be a message, our pastor had kept the details of it a mystery until that moment. I was incredibly touched and inwardly thrilled with his choice. The artist theme really hit home for me being that I am an artist, and though I had heard the story before, it was a wonderful reminder that magnificent things can come out of hard work and perseverance. With that, we listened and reflected upon his following words of what it takes to create a sculpted marriage.

*Marked photos are copyright Bryan and Mae Photography. Unmarked photos are personal or guest photos.

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Mrs. Bunting

December 23
Grand Rapids, MI
Wedding Date:
June 2011
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  1. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 11:23 am

    Your ring is so unique. I love it!

  2. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 12:11 pm

    Beautiful rings!!

  3. sunhat Bee
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:19 pm

    Super cute ring pillows!

  4. Member
    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:20 pm

    I REALLY love your wedding ring. I love that it has all these beautiful embellishments in the band.

  5. scepter Bee
    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 5:59 pm

    Your ring is beautiful!

  6. msfairy Bee
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 3:06 am

    I love those little heart ring pillows, and I love how beautiful your ring is!!

  7. bunting Bee
    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 5:49 am

    Thank you, ladies!

    The little hearts were made by my grandmother. 🙂

  8. Member
    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:40 am

    LOVE your ring 🙂

  9. Member
    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:32 pm

    Aww I love your ring, its so unique!!!

  10. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:22 pm

    Love the sapphires mixed in with the diamonds. Smiling at the surprise your pastor pulled out!

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