- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Several months ago I was tipped off by a few hive members to read the posts of Mrs. Lovebug (“required reading for any WB fan” was how it was put). If you haven’t read her story, she’s smart and witty and has an awesome way with words that make her posts so enjoyable to read. In her wedding ceremony, she and Mr. Lovebug did a kind of “alternative” ring exchange, in which they each placed a band halfway on the other’s finger, then slid their own onto their finger. Sounds confusing, but this is how Mrs. ‘Bug described it:
“I absolutely loved the way Melissa suggested we perform the ring exchange. She had each of us place the rings halfway down one another’s finger with words of offering. Then we pulled our rings on the rest of the way ourselves, saying words of acceptance. I never would have thought of doing it that way, but for me, personally, it was very meaningful. Making verbal and physical gestures of receipt forces you to really think about what you’re doing: you’re ready to give love, of course. But are you also truly ready to accept it? For someone with self-esteem issues, anyway, it was a powerful thing. After all, one meaning of ‘accept’ is ‘believe’.”
I LOVE this idea. It’s so symbolic and meaningful and I would like to include it in my ceremony. Later in her recaps, Lovebug revealed the text of the exchange (at the end of this post), but in a link to her personal blog, which apparently no longer exists (the post is two years old). Does anyone have any more information about this type of ceremony? Or perhaps know where the Lovebugs are today? If nothing else, I’m glad to post about this so that others might discover the joys of Mrs. Lovebug’s posts. Thanks bees!