"He was so happy, he thought he had gotten ring back," Wallace said. "When we realized the ring wasn’t in there, we were all so sad. They were in shock, but Alena Gale just grabbed him and kissed him."
Alena Gale credits the officiant for helping them sail past the suddenness of it all — and the boat captain for giving Trent his shirt. "Before we could be upset about it, Russell grabbed us and said, 'Come on, this is great.," she said. "The sun was going down perfectly, we kissed, and we moved on. The rest of the night was romantic, perfect and beautiful despite losing a ring."
Trent worked the incident into his vows, ad libbing, “When you get married, you’ll go to the depths of the ocean for each other.” According to Alena Gale, her new husband is a lighthearted guy who wasn’t upset about the missing ring until later that night.
"He woke up at 3 a.m. and said, 'I’m really upset about losing the ring. I feel horrible,'" Alena Gale told BuzzFeed Life. "We were so in the moment that we hadn't thought about the real loss at the time."