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ring warming

We’ve been writing about ring warming ceremonies since 2009 and have tons of great ideas and ceremony script ideas for how they can work — even with large weddings! A ring warming ceremony involves passing your rings around to your wedding guests to have them “warm” the rings with blessings and good thoughts. You can learn more about the concept here, and see dozens of beautiful examples below…

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Lauren & Ben’s casual double-vowed Lord of the Rings wedding

A campground wedding with picnic fare, games, and geeky details? Sign us up! We’ve got Lord of the Rings touches, Rubik’s Cube cake toppers, an awesome way to handle a ring warming. Plus, you’ll never guess how they made their first look even MORE intimate and memorable. It may have been a sweltering June day, but these two are cool as cucumbers.

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Katina & Nefi’s intimate DIY state park wedding

Things to love about this gorgeous forest-y wedding: comic book paper flowers, the bride’s amazing vintage dress, their geeky location signs, lots of DIY projects, and their mutual deep love of FOOD (and each other!). Plus, they are both chic as hell. Wait until you hear the bride’s sneaky trick on the groom. Hint: it involves cake.

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Mandy & Douglas’ forest masquerade handmade wedding

This bride’s DIY skills are MAD! She made so many of the outfits including her own black and white striped, purple reception gown (which fit amazingly well into their masquerade-themed reception!). Don’t miss the paper flower decor, the forest-y venue, the sexiest boots, and the tiniest aisle-walker ever!

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Christopher & Kevin’s Batman vs. Mr. Freeze heroes and villains wedding

BAM! POW! ZAP! This adorable pair of geek boys wanted to represent Batman, but they like him for different reasons: the heroism and the villains. So they embraced the clash and celebrated with a HEROES vs. VILLAINS cocktail bash! With a huge wedding party representing both sides, an epic Mr. Freeze cake, custom Batman Chucks, amazing illustrations and paintings as decor, old timey sound effects ceremony signs, and a secret officiant reveal, this is a do-not-miss superhero-mad wedding.

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Becky & Pat’s destination brewery wedding in Milwaukee

These two live in Boston, but decided to celebrate where they met: Milwaukee, Wisconsin! What better way to celebrate a brewery town than by having your wedding at a restored tasting room? Add in some colorful flowers and bridesmaid dresses, yummy fajitas and pie (oh, and some FAB custom-made invitations), and you’ve got this destination wedding full of beer-loving guests. Just watch out for slippery dance floors — this bride knows how that can go.

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Lauren & Joshua’s rainy potluck wedding

This pair trekked north to New Hampshire to celebrate with far-flung family, but also to spend their wedding dollars on a state and vendors that support marriage equality. Plus, it’s just damn pretty there! And when a rainy ceremony or guest list drama comes creeping in, this bride knows how to handle it: channel the bad-ass honey badger.