The jewelry designer behind the couple's beautiful bling shares exclusive photos and details with PEOPLE
The Good Morning America anchor and her longtime love, who tied the knot on Friday, decided on matching rings for their nuptials. The designer behind the stunning pieces, Harry Mizrahi of New York-based Louis Martin Jewelers, shared details about the rings — and their poignant meaning — exclusively with PEOPLE.
According to Mizrahi, the rings are crafted from 18k gold and designed with graduated marquise and round-cut diamonds, sapphires and golden topaz gemstones for a dazzling effect. Each element of the rings was specially chosen by the couple for its personal significance.
"The diamonds symbolize eternal commitment and love in the marriage. Golden topaz and blue sapphires represent Robin and Amber's birthstones, adding a personal touch to the ring," Mizrahi explains. "Golden topaz signifies warmth and positivity, while blue sapphires symbolize wisdom and loyalty, making them meaningful additions to their union."
The pair — who was introduced to Mizrahi by Roberts' close friend, clothing designer Anthony LaBate — wanted matching rings to represent love and unity.
"The idea of crafting a matching pair beautifully illustrates how Robin and Amber are two souls perfectly completed by each other," notes Mizrahi.
Describing the "wonderful experience" of collaborating with the couple on the rings, Mizrahi says Roberts expressed that she was hoping for something "unique."
"Crafting these rings was more than just design — it was about capturing their unique love story," he explains. "Robin and Amber's energy was something we rarely experience. They were filled with love, laughter and heart, and we couldn’t be happier to play a role in their love story."
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Roberts, 62, shared the happy news that she and Laign had said their "I dos" with a light-hearted post Friday on the Instagram account the duo runs for their dog, Lil Man Lukas. "My mommies are MARRIED!!!! Married?……yes….married!!!" they wrote, alongside a photo of the pup dressed up for the occasion in a bow tie.
The couple's wedding planner, JoAnn Gregoli, later revealed to PEOPLE that the wedding took place at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, Conn., with around 250 guests. Many of Roberts' GMA colleagues attended, among them George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion, Lara Spencer, Michael Strahan, David Muir, Gio Benetiz, Dr. Jen Ashton and Tory Johnson. TV personality Gayle King and tennis legend Billie Jean King also were on hand to celebrate the brides.
Gregoli said Roberts and Laign chose a rustic barn for their reception venue. "When I asked Amber what she envisioned, the words 'enchanted garden' and 'ethereal' kept coming up," Gregoli told PEOPLE. "Once she gave me those keywords, then I knew the vision that they were trying to evoke. We used lots of moss, greenery and organic materials throughout the wedding."
The couple made sustainability a priority, including sending out plantable save-the-dates and invitations and repurposing the flower boxes used in their ceremony for the reception. "We also did not want to have too much waste with cut flowers, so we used a lot of greenery to make it feel organic," Gregoli noted.
Laign's vision of an enchanted garden was brought to life with two large trees adorned with twinkle lights, a large moss wall and a canopy of flowers with lights over the dance floor "so it seemed like people were dancing beneath a garden canopy."
Roberts and Laign enjoyed their first dance as a married couple to Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and Roberts later surprised her new wife with a flash mob dance in a fun moment.
Ahead of the reception, the pair exchanged vows in a more intimate outdoor ceremony in their home garden, officiated by their pastor Robert Jemersen. A touching nod to Roberts' late mother, Lucimarian Roberts, was included.
"We had two large Spanish moss-covered trees that were used as their backdrop to Robin's mother's meditation bench," Gregoli revealed. "The bench was very important to Robin and Amber. That was a non-negotiable."
After a difficult 2022 in which Laign underwent treatment for breast cancer, the couple — who met on a blind date in July 2005 — kicked off the new year by revealing their plans to finally get married.
"I'm hesitating because I haven't said it out loud yet . . . I'm saying 'yes' to marriage," Roberts said during GMA's Jan. 2 broadcast. "We're getting married this year."
She continued, "It was something we had talked about but we had put it off, she became ill but … it is saying yes to that, and that next chapter."
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