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11 Geeky Wedding & Engagement Rings

We’ve featured geeky wedding invitations, nerdy wedding dresses, funny wedding photos and more, but now it’s time to enjoy delightfully dorky wedding rings – and a few nerdy engagement rings as well.

1. Made From A Meteorite

Redditor Laporkenstein custom-made his wedding band from a meteorite and nickel tooling steel. While the end result is absolutely gorgeous, the fact that he actually made it himself and posted a gallery of the steps speaks volumes about his dedication.

2. Totally Sci-Fi

Speaking of rings that are “out of this world,” this great sci-fi ring by Engraver’s Café user Harpuahound features three different means to traverse the stars – be it through time and space with the TARDIS, where no man has gone before in the Enterprise, or in real life with the space shuttle.

3. Star Wars

If you think this ring looks like it belongs at the base of a light saber – you’re right. The concept art for the Star Wars films by Joe Johnston, Ralph McQuarrie and Ryan Church was precisely what inspired Redditor Homerliwag in his quest for a great Star Wars ring. He really captured the style perfectly.

4. TARDIS

Wedding rings are supposed to represent the love shared by a couple, but really, that love should be much bigger than a mere ring. That’s why this TARDIS wedding ring, created by Tumblr user Pathetic Peripatetic, works so well - because everyone know it’s far bigger on the inside.

5. Zelda Triforce

Jennifer, aka DeviantArt user ushiyasha, designed this Zelda-themed ring in Photoshop and then had it custom-made by the good folks over at Roger & Hollands. While she had a few criticisms about some of the slight changes the jewelers made, I think it turned out pretty great. Here's the original design, for comparison:

6. A LEGO Brick

While you might be a little disappointed that the bride doesn’t have a matching LEGO ring that clicks into the groom’s, the fact that the ring has working pegs and that the groom, musician Tyler Walker, attached a Minifig couple to the ring during the reception certainly makes up for that. I can’t wait until the couple has kids and he’ll undoubtedly have all kinds of fun things built right on his hand.

7. Soundwaves

Ever wish your wedding band could incorporate loving whispers to your partner? These soundwave wedding rings by Japanese designer Sakura Koshimizu can. The great thing is that, while anyone can engrave words into a wedding ring, these etchings actually represent the unique inflections found in your spouse’s voice when he or she whispers those special words.

8. A Phonograph Recording

Of course, if you really want to capture your love’s voice, you’ll probably want to be able to play the phrase back somehow. With that in mind, this phonograph ring by artist Luke Jerram is the ultimate in voice-recording wedding ring technology. In case you’re wondering what the particular message recorded on Jerram’s wife’s ring happens to be, it is Luke’s proposal: “Shelina, I'll love you forever. Marry Me!” Edison would be proud.

9. Star Trek Engage

Okay, this one may be an engagement ring rather than an actual wedding band (although you could really use it as either), but if you love puns, then that’s even better since you can use so many great “engage” puns with this lovely Trekie ring created by Etsy seller VaLaJewellery.

10. A Decepticon

While all engagement rings are so much more than a mere piece of jewelry given everything they symbolize, this Transformers ring, custom designed by DeviantArt user Fire-Readhead‘s fiancé and crafted by DeviantArt user TheBoog17, is more than meets the eye by every definition of the phrase.

11. Indiana Jones’ Whip

Redditor Homerliwag (the same gent who created the Star Wars ring above) wanted to get his gal the perfect engagement ring to suit her interests. Unfortunately, he also wanted to propose on 11/11/11 and he just wasn’t able to find a suitable ring on time, so instead he proposed that day and filled the ring box with a small bag of sand and told her that Indiana Jones must have stolen her treasure.

Since his girlfriend was a huge Indiana Jones fan, the excuse not only worked like a charm, but it also inspired him to design the perfect ring for her –a coiled Indiana Jones whip topped with a yellow stone to represent “The idol.”
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Can’t get enough geeky wedding rings? Then don’t miss Miss C’s post featuring 11 weird and wonderful wedding rings. And, as always, if you happen to have a geeky wedding or engagement ring, feel free to tell us about it in the comments.

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The Pope Just Officiated an Impromptu Inflight Wedding
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Though he might be more famous for his tricked-out Popemobiles, when Pope Francis needs to get somewhere in a hurry, there’s always a papal plane. On Thursday, he made that Airbus 321 a vessel that one lucky couple will never forget when he officiated an impromptu marriage between Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi, who have been together for more than 10 years and are both flight attendants for Chile's LATAM Airlines.

It started out innocently enough: on a flight from Santiago to Iquique, Chile, Crux reports, the flight crew was posing with the Pope for a group photo. When Papa Pancho asked the couple if they had had a church wedding, they explained that though they have been civilly married since 2010, the church that they were supposed to get married at was destroyed in an earthquake just a few days before their big day. Not one to let a little thing like being 35,000 feet in the air get in the way, Pope Francis suggested that he make up for their original plans and marry them right then and there.

“He held our hands, blessed the rings, and he married us in the name of God,” Ciuffardi told Crux.

His Holiness also made sure the happy couple knew how historic their nuptials would be. “Never has a pope married a couple on a plane,” he said.

Crew members Paula Podest (L) and Carlos Ciuffardi smile after being married by Pope Francis during the flight between Santiago and the northern city of Iquique on January 18, 2018
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Cheese Wheel Wedding Cakes Are a Funky Twist on an Old Tradition
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If there’s ever a time you have permission to be cheesy, it’s on your wedding day. What better way to do so than with a pungent wedding cake made of actual wheels of cheese? According to Elite Daily, cheese wedding cakes are a real option for couples who share an affinity for dairy products.

One of the trailblazers behind the sharp trend is Bath, England-based cheese supplier The Fine Cheese Co. The company offers clients a choice of one of dozens of wedding cake designs. There are bold show-stoppers like the Beatrice cake, which features five tiers of cheese and is priced at $400. For customers looking for something more delicate, there’s the Clara centerpiece, which replaces miniature wedding cakes with mounds of goat cheese. Whether your loved one likes funky Stilton or mellow brie, there’s a cheese cake to satisfy every palate. Flowers are incorporated into each display to make them just as pretty as conventional wedding cakes.

Since The Fine Cheese Co. arranged their first wedding cake in 2002, other cheese suppliers have entered the game. The Cheese Shed in Newton Abbot, England; I.J. Ellis Cheesemongers in Scotland; and Murray’s Cheese in New York will provide cheese wheel towers for weddings or any other special occasion. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from clearing out the local fromagerie and assembling a cheese cake at home.

[h/t Elite Daily]

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