The Girl with the Big Hair: Designing my wedding band

Our guest blogger Yasmin is back – and this time it’s all about the right ring…

Wedding planning wins

I think it’s safe to say ring shopping for your wedding band is one of the most under-rated parts of wedding planning. Why does no one talk about the ring they will choose to wear for the rest of their lives more often?!

It is, after all, the second (or first, depending on how you look at it) most special piece of jewellery you will ever own.

This week, I had the exciting task of shopping for my very own wedding band.


The search begins

After stumbling across Katie Lees Jewellery, a Glasgow based jeweller who designs some of the most unique rings I’ve ever laid eyes on, I knew I wanted to book in with her for a consultation.

On arrival to Katie’s quaint but welcoming studio on Old Dumbarton Road, we spent a little time simply getting to know each other.

Fast forward 15 minutes and I felt a little weightier with about 10 different rings stacked across my fingers as I got more familiar with her designs.


Personal to me

Her rings have a strong vintage/art-deco theme running throughout which I love, and she works with a mixture of metals and stones with everything customisable.

After much debate I managed to narrow my decisions down to four different ring styles. Three similar to what I originally had in mind and one that was a little simpler.


Decisions, decisions

I’m still undecided about which exact ring I would like but thankfully Katie is incredible to work with and appreciates just how indecisive us girls can be.

With plenty of pictures in my camera roll I’ll no doubt be scrolling through them over the next few days to help make my decision.


Next steps

Once I’ve made my final choice, Katie will work up a drawing of what we’ve agreed and then create a model out of wax before making the real thing.

Although I’ve not made a final decision yet I’m so excited about the process that is ahead! I’ve never designed my own piece of jewellery before and knowing that I can customise it to exactly what I want is the best feeling ever.


I need your help…

I hope you love this sneak peek at the designs that caught my eye. Please let me know if you have a favourite – I need all the opinions I can get.

I’ll be sure to share the final piece when it’s ready in just a few month’s time!



Yasmin is a 20-something fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger, sharing her interests, passions and general life-happenings on her blog, The Girl with the Big Hair. Following a romantic Loch Lomond proposal last autumn (you can read more about that here), Yasmin is now an excited bride-to-be and will be sharing every step of her wedding planning journey with SWD.

Yasmin lives in Glasgow with her fiance, Liam, and their Instagram famous pug, Indie. She loves fashion, beauty, dancing, travelling, food, movies, sleeping, and cookies – a girl after our own heart!