Who has the rings!

Traditionally, it would be the best man, but one of my couples did something very interesting and touching this weekend. Each of couple’s mothers had been amazing and vocal champions of this long term relationship. When they were ready to exchange rings, both mothers joined us at the ceremony space and presented the “other” partner with the wedding ring they would slip on their fiance’s finger. It was a beautiful gesture and spoke volumes about special the couple’s relationship was in the mothers’ eyes. It gracefully replace the “unity candle” (which is traditionally lit as the mothers are seated) and provided a moment to speak about the unconditional love and support offered by the families.