RUUSK Couples: Ilana & Des

Having known each other since grade two, Ilana and Des remained close friends until university, where they professed their love for each other on a busy highway on the way to UNSW Oktoberfest. As Ilana describes; it was the most unromantic, yet exhilarating first date of their lives! Fast forward to 22nd December 2019, Ilana and Des, tie the knot at Wallalong house in the Hunter Valley. 

Ilana and Des' wedding rings are an ode to their beautiful souls with Des opting for the 5mm Square ring, while Ilana chose two special bands, a Diamond and Sapphire Moon & Stars ring and her Xs Organic Band
Personalised Diamond and Sapphire Wedding bands with hand engraving by RUUSK jewellery

What are your star signs?

Cancer and Sagittarius

Describe each other in three words:

Ilana is bubbly, compassionate and fierce. 

Des is considered, considerate and cheeky. 

What did you love most about your wedding?

It was really important to us that we could be fully present throughout the day and make sure we focused our attention on each other, never letting go of each other the entire day.

We made a special effort to step back from the day every hour to check in with each other and observe the love and celebration around us.

We have these lovely little memories of standing away from the dance floor and feeling so warm as our families and friends weaved and danced together, no longer strangers. 

What do you love most about your rings, how did you find your experience with RUUSK?

We made a decision at the beginning of our wedding planning to only collaborate with vendors/designers that we could imagine being friends with. As soon as we met Tania, she became a really important part of our wedding process, adding a beautifully soft and personal touch to our ring design.

The experience with RUUSK was something we looked forward to, so much so that we are now getting more heirloom pieces designed by Tania. The pieces continue to bring so much joy! 

Wedding bands by RUUSK jewellery. Hand crafted rings in Sydney Australia
RUUSK jewellery 5mm Square Mens wedding band with personalised hand engravingAbove: Des' 5mm Square wedding band with personalised hand engraving: with you, I am home 22.12.19

What excites you most about life together?
We are such opposites that life together is full of discovery and exciting challenges.

Hair & Make up: Rhiannon Dimaria | @hairbyrhie

Photographer: The Salty Shutter@thesaltyshutter

Flowers: The Wild Side  @thewildside__

Wedding Venue: Wallaong House Hunter Valley 


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