Unlike most couples, when Mandy Grogg and Ryan Williams found out that the delivery truck transporting their wedding rings had been robbed, they were pretty much unfazed.
"I jokingly said that I had kind of planned for all things to go wrong, and that we'd make do without if they didn't make it back in time," Mandy said in an . "We both shrugged and jokingly agreed that this would be our luck."
Rather than fret over the lost jewelry, the pair came up with a brilliant back-up plan: to exchange Ring Pops instead.
According to Mandy, the pair had already been legally married for nearly two years with a 6-month-old child by the time of their wedding, and the rings didn't matter that much to them — "." Even though Helzberg Diamonds, the company they'd ordered their actual wedding bands from, had offered to send decoy rings, the pair decided that some confectionary treats would be much more interesting.
After they came up with their game plan, the pair tracked down all the Ring Pops they could find in Ryan's parents' hometown in Missouri, and Mandy kept a blue raspberry one to wear as her ring. Luckily, the pair didn't buy the candy with the hopes of keeping it forever — because apparently, someone ate them by the night's end.
"Unfortunately, someone that night definitely ate them," Mandy told BuzzFeed. ", but they were consumed at some point in the night!"
"Real" wedding rings or not, Mandy and Ryan ended up having a gorgeous, picture perfect wedding — and it was clearly an incredible celebration of their obviously awesome relationship.
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