Ring Warming ceremony

The Ring Warming is an old irish tradition. This ritual is ideal for couples who want to associate their loved ones with their marriage through a strong symbolic gesture.

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Accessories :

Before your wedding ceremony, your wedding rings are secured to a piece of ribbon or attached to a small cushion or in a box or other symbolic object so that they do not fall out during the ceremony.

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Symbolism of the Ring Warming ceremony

People need to live in society in a positive community whose values and beliefs they share. Through this ritual, the guests show their love and support for the new couple that is being created.

The whole idea of a “Ring Warming Ceremony” is that your wedding rings have been “warmed” forever by the positive vibes, wishes & loving energies of each guest. This is an very personal way to get your guests involved in your commitment itself.

Program of the Ring Warming ceremony

Step 1

At the beginning of your ceremony, the officiant explains the ritual: the rings will find their way through the audience during the ceremony so that everyone can gather by holding the ring and making a silent wish for the couple, their marriage & their future.

Because my celebrant mission is also to raise people’s mindfullness during the ceremony, I create magic a collective meditation on an inspiring musical background chosen by the couple.

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Collective meditation during Mitch et Anaïs wedding ceremony – @Baptiste Hauville

Step 2

Then the officiant will start the ring warming: he gives the rings  to the first row of the assembly. This gesture can also be made by a grandmother or a bestman who will be in charge to bring them back before the exchange of rings.

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Ring warming impulsed by the groom’s grandmother – @Baptiste Hauville

As the box with the wedding rings silently travels through the congregation, I tell the whole story the couple. It is very moving when I see all those loved ones touch the box for a long moment, sometimes kissing it, sometimes whispering blessings…

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The wedding ring cushion goes back to bride and groom who exchange their rings full of the love and support of their loved ones.

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Caroline & Mikael wedding ceremony – @ Jeremy Froeliger