Mandy Grogg and Ryan Williams were all set to exchange traditional rings at their March 25 wedding — until they found out that their bands had been stolen.
Helzberg Diamonds, the jewelry company, immediately offered to provide decoy rings, but the military couple turned them down in favor of Ring Pops.
"We had already been legally married and had a baby for over a year and a half by the time we celebrated our marriage," Mandy said of declining Helzberg's offer. "It wasn't about having rings, or everything be perfect, so we chose to laugh it off and do something fun."
Mandy and Ryan met in 2011 while doing ROTC at Missouri University of Science and Technology and currently live in Germany. They got legally married in 2015, but put off their stateside ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri, twice due to job and family obligations.