The bride-to-be of a passionate Coca-Cola collector found a way to make her marriage even sweeter.

David Lee and Laura Allen exchanged their vows last month. And, thanks to Laura, Lee’s wedding band showcases his most beloved brand: Coca-Cola.

The custom-made ring features a white gold wave surrounded by red rubies to mimic the classic Coca-Cola dynamic ribbon.

“We work so well together because we have our own interests and we respect each other,” said David, who also works as a DJ. “She knows I have a passion for Coca-Cola, and she supports me.” 

That passion started small and grew over time. After college, David worked in a gift shop where he saw a print of a crushed Coke can. “I bought it just for fun,” he said.

From there, his love for Coca-Cola took off. Now, he owns all kinds of Coke artifacts, from a 1931 delivery truck, to a 1980s Coca-Cola robot, which he says is one of his favorites. After years of collecting, he had enough to set up a mini museum in a mall near the couple’s town Forsyth, Ill. in 2008. He proudly ran it for three years.

But as shoppers began to dwindle, he shut it down. “I was frustrated because I wanted to share the museum more than anything,” David said.

His solution? What he likes to call a "traveling museum.” 

That museum, which was actually a semi-truck, featured the story of Coke, including its different bottle designs over the years, and a TV monitor playing Coke ads.

“Visitors could sit on a Coke bench and watch commercials before heading to the second part of the museum,” he said.

The truck, which he drove to festivals across Illinois for four years, had Coca-Cola signage, display cases and vending machines—but still only housed one-third of his collection.

But none of these artifacts compare to his cherished Coca-Cola wedding band.

“Originally, we tried to find Coke wedding bands but couldn’t find any,” David said. “Laura said if it’s not out there, we’ll just make one.” 

And the ring wasn’t the only way Laura has shown her support for David's collection. Just after their wedding, the couple left for their honeymoon: a trip to the national Coca-Cola Collectors Convention in Orlando, Fla.

When they return, the couple will purchase an old train station to remodel into their new home. The station features a side building, which David plans to turn into a new Coca-Cola museum.

The space fits his entire collection, and the ceilings are high enough for him to display both of his Coca-Cola vehicles: a 1931 delivery truck and a 1976 Coca-Cola Levi’s Denim Machine.

“They made 100 of these, but there’s only 17 left now,” David said of the 1976 vehicle. “I have one of the 17.” 

David isn’t sure exactly how many Coca-Cola artifacts he has, but he estimates his collection to be in the thousands.

So out of all the items he could’ve collected, such as stamps and baseball cards, why Coca-Cola memorabilia?

“I like everything about it,” David concludes. “It’s a good drink and a fun product.”