Weddings

Hand-Crafted Items for Your Weddings and other Spiritual Events

Wind Ridge Wood Crafts creates unique items for Weddings and other Spiritual Events. I am happy to create heirlooms to be cherished and enjoyed as a keepsake. These include writing instruments (pens, but definitely not what you find in an office supply store), boxes, signs and other crafts. If you have an idea for a keepsake or questions about the items below, please let me know using the Contact form. If you'd like to discuss something over the phone, please provide your number and an appropriate time (and timezone) to call and I'll be happy to do so.

Wedding Boxes

Sincere thanks to Michelle Hamstra Photography, Kevin and Cassandra Kessler and Reverend Rhonda for the wedding photos

My wife, Reverend Rhonda Schienle, provides custom and themed wedding services. There is a beautiful poem titled "The Marriage Box", that she has incorporated into her services, which includes a box. She asked me to build something simple, but nice, that could be provided as a memento for her couples. The above boxes are designed to hold standard # 10 envelopes for folded copies of vows, as well as 4 x 6 laminated cards, for copies of poems and songs. The interior is about 10" wide, by 5" deep and 5" tall. The boxes are typically made from two of maple, cherry, and walnut. Other hardwoods are also available. The contrast of light maple and dark walnut provides an attractive heirloom. Typically, a pair of woods are used, one light, one dark, but pretty much any combination, including a single species, is available.

Price: $100.00. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.

If you have something more custom in mind, please use our Contact Form to provide details about your request. You may also leave a phone number in the Message section if you prefer to discuss it over the phone, instead.

Ring-Bearer Boxes

Ring Bearer boxes are often carried by little hands and are much smaller in size than our other boxes. Beautiful shapes with simple text and symbols, or names and dates can be chosen. Choose from a 5" box with room for two rings, or a pair of 3" boxes with room for a single ring, clearly marked to avoid any confusion for the special day. We can provide the 3D ring (see the Meyer-Mellendorf box above) for the double ring box as an option.

Price: $50.00 for single large box or pair of small boxes. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.


Large Ring-Bearer Box

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Top of box

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Interior base of box

Price: $50.00 for single large box. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

If you have something more custom in mind, please use our Contact Form to provide details about your request. You may also leave a phone number in the Message section if you prefer to discuss it over the phone, instead.

Small Pair Ring-Bearer Boxes

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Top of boxes

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Interior base of boxes

Price: $50.00 for pair of small boxes. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

If you have something more custom in mind, please use our Contact Form to provide details about your request. You may also leave a phone number in the Message section if you prefer to discuss it over the phone, instead.

Ceremonial Writing Instruments (Pens)

Below is a small sample of the ceremonial writing instruments, or pens, we have created. These are often used for signing special documents such as Marriage certificates. As shown, they are made from a variety of materials, typically wood or acrylic, and are assembled with antique copper, platinum, gold, and many other materials. Most of the metals are polished, while many are available in satin, as well. The pens have several coats of finish applied, which are buffed to a beautiful shine.

Each pen is hand-made using a variety of tools, with a wood lathe handling the bulk of the work. Pen blanks (wood or acrylic body) and pen kits (metallic nibs, caps, mechanical and writing components) are paired, the blanks are cut, drilled, glued, turned, sanded, polished, finished, then buffed. Finally, the finished blank is assembled with the pen kit and a final quality check and cleaning is performed.

Seashore on
Elegant Sierra Satin Chome

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Seashore on Elegant Sierra Satin Chrome uses actual starfish, shells and sand from Florida beaches to provide a beautiful and unique pen. Coupled with the Elegant Sierra kit, this is a continuous conversation piece and perfect for any beach-themed wedding.

Price: $67.00. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.

Padauk (pah-duke) wood on
Elegant Sierra Coffee and Copper

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Rich, Dark Orange Padauk on Sierra Beauty Titanium Coffee and Bright Copper is an elegant color combination. As the Padauk naturally darkens with age it will take on a deeper brown tone. A great fit for traditional weddings.

Price: $49.00. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.

DiamondCast Orion on
Sierra Gold

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Diamondcast Orion is a beautiful blank crafted with real diamond powder and small amounts of actual silver. The deep blues and rich purples are a beautiful match with the gold plating and provides an amazing sparkle in the light. It's a great match for evening weddings where the various lights will make it shimmer.

Price: $52.00. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.

Blue Double Inlay Cross on
Sierra Gold

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This segmented pen contains a double inlay cross surrounded in royal blue and topped in gold. For weddings with traditional scripture elements this makes a wonderful heirloom.

Price: $51.00. Includes shipping to US lower 48 states. Please allow 3-5 days for delivery.

If you have something more custom in mind, please use our Contact Form to provide details about your request. You may also leave a phone number in the Message section if you prefer to discuss it over the phone, instead.

Ceremonial, Tribute, Wedding Signs

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16" round Wedding Sign

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Groom, Minister and Bride

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Bosch Colt routing sign

My wife, Reverend Rhonda Schienle, provides custom and themed wedding services. One of her recent weddings had some beautifully painted wooden keepsakes that the guests could sign using paint sharpies. She asked if I could do a version of this with my own spin. I'm more tool-oriented and much less paint-oriented, so I came up with what you see above.

The detail engraving of the names, date and rings is done with a rotary tool called a palm router, which is in between a tiny Dremel and a full-size router. The lettering and artwork was transferred from printer to wood, then carefully routed about 3/16" deep into the top of the circular board using a profiling bit with the palm router. The first background was created using a dimple pattern in the wood with a 90 degree V bit. A new version was made with a flat background using a spiral up-cut bit. The backgrounds are made with a full size router that is better suited to removing larger amounts of material than the palm router.

The wood was stained in a dark walnut and white paint pens were provided for the guests to sign their names on the front. Surprisingly, the couple and guests loved the front as is and they signed the back, instead.

Sign Orders

Since signs cover such a wide variety, please use our Contact Form to provide details about your request. You may also leave a phone number in the Message section if you prefer to discuss it over the phone, instead.

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