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I’ll admit, it’s the first I had heard of this when thumbing through the latest post on my own photographer‘s blog, but when I thought about it, I was really drawn to the idea. A ring warming ceremony.

A tradition in which the wedding bands are tied together, and then passed along to the wedding party, family and friends. As it passes from one person to the next, each “warms” the rings with a prayer or a blessing.

Images courtesy of Lisa Hessel Photography


  1. I love this idea!!

  2. I think this is a great idea! So special and so sentimental.

  3. Ooooohhh that teal and purple – one of my ALL TIME favorite color combos! Touching concept as well. Great post!

  4. We love this so much – our clients a few weekends back turned us onto this. What a great tradition!

  5. We did this and it was probably my favorite thing about the wedding ceremony. http://binationalbride.blogspot.com/2008/08/big-day-ceremony-part-i.html

  6. We did a ring warming and it was probably my favorite part of the ceremony. I love what it symbolized and also that all guests get to participate in an aspect of the wedding. My post linked below has the text we used to explain the ring warming.