Chris & El's Engagement Stack

El and Chris, a beautiful couple living in NYC, recently got married and we had the pleasure of creating their stunning and unique engagement stack.

We are thrilled to be able to share their love story with you.

Chris & El Engagement Ring Stack

How did you two meet?

We met at our local climbing gym, The Cliffs, in NYC. We got chatting one day when Chris helped El solve a bouldering problem and they spent the rest of the afternoon together.

We parted ways without any way of contacting each other, but bumped into each other again about two weeks later. After that, we would meet up regularly to climb then go out to drinks or dinner.

What are you star signs?

El is a Sagittarius and Chris is a Gemini.

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Where did you get married?

Woodstock Luxury Estate – a beautiful old converted barn dating back to the 1800s surrounded by mountains – the absolute dream! 

Where was our first date?

Troost – a cozy café in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (where we currently live) that turns into a cool, low-key bar at night with live music and rear garden.

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What did you love most about your wedding?

We ended up having a super small event due to Covid with 30 of our nearest and dearest, but it was so special. The absolute highlight was connecting family and friends from all corners of the world via zoom, hearing our family’s speeches, and having our friends contribute to almost all aspects of the wedding. Our mates did pretty much everything except our photos and flowers!

What do you love most about your rings?

We love that they are unique with flare and that they had the Australian connection. El opted for a champagne diamond for her engagement band and combination of diamonds and different cuts on the wedding band. Chris opted for a matte gold wedding band. They are warm, earthy and zesty!

Ruusk Wedding Ring SetL-R: Ellie's 0.25ct Pebble Ring with a Champagne Diamond & Thin Organic Ring with a mix of shapes (Round and Princess cut) in Champagne and Clear Diamonds and Chris' 4mm Square Ring with Matt finish.

What excites you most about your next chapter of life together?

To keep adventuring the world and create a home together in Melbourne for our next Aussie chapter. We feel so lucky to be able to navigate through the rest of life as best friends and soul mates.

Photographer: @dreamstreetphoto
Wedding dress designer: BHLDN | @bhldn
Earrings: their friend @jocelyndesisto who owns @lot28design
Hair & Make up: their friends, @feliciamariah & Hannah Lees
Flowers: @elderberryflowerswoodstockny
Celebrant: their friend, @james.richwine

Shop wedding bands for him here and for her here.

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