The PERFECT WEDDING VENUE: the Ring Warming Rite
Have you heard of a Ring Warming ceremony before? If not have a look here: http://www.withtheseringshandmade.com/ring-warming/ or here http://offbeatbride.com/2009/08/ring-warming-wedding
I thing this is a great way for the Bride and the Groom to integrate their guests and allow them to contribute their good feelings and energy to the ceremony.
Before you get started, as your Wedding Officiant, I will ask that everyone here participate in The Warming of the Rings: ” Take the opportunity to wish them health, happiness, and all that is noble and good in life when the rings pass to your care. Hold them for but a moment and warm them with your LOVE, making a silent wish for the future they will share. These rings will not only be a gift from one to the other, but they will also contain your love and support for their union to keep it strong throughout the years”. The ceremony goes on until it’s time for you and your partner to present the rings to each other. In one of the most romantic wedding venues I had last year, instead of my blessing at rings arrival, I’ve asked the mothers of both families to come next to me and read their own blessings. It has been a great surprise to everybody, expecially to the Bride and the Groom.