Photo courtesy of Angelina Potapova
Photo courtesy of Angelina Potapova

In the past, I've answered advice questions from folks who are like “We don't want to exchange rings! How do we do a ceremony without wedding rings?”

Well, here's one more idea to consider: a wedding anklet.

I don't know much about Russ & Daniela's wedding other than what I could glean from the photos from Australian photographer Angelina Potapova … but from what I could see, it looks like my kinda shindig.

(Also, I'm a big fan of the bride's embroidered dress.)

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Comments on Why put a ring on it? Go for a wedding anklet

  1. I’ve worn anklet bracelets for quite a while now. But for me they’re always ones I make from embroidery floss and wear til they fall off then make a new one.

    I thought I really needed a special one for the wedding so I made one in our colors and then with some bright silver floss.

  2. On the tv show 3rd rock from the Sun, the guy wanted a watch – b/c it’s round. So the world is your oyster, essentially.

    • I take it to be very fine crewel embroidery in the Jacobean style on linen. The groom’s tunic also appears to have fine embroidery and appliqued trim. I would be very interested to know if the bride did all of the needlework herself.

  3. I could never do the anklet thing. Mostly because I would totally fall over if I had to stand on one foot in front of a bunch of people. 😉

  4. would love a better view of that DRESS! from the display on the heart pillow, it looks like they had an assortment of love tokens and I think it’s great that she tied something into his dreds. looks like a fun time from the photos!

  5. I’ve been looking for a wedding dress for several months. That is the most beautiful dress ever. I want to find something like that. Wonderful. And the anklet is a lovely idea.

  6. Yep, I want the dress too. This is another wedding my celebrant did earlier in the year and I found on her site.
    & Thanks for the link garnet, those barefoot thongs are BEAUTIFUL, must buy!

  7. I was the celebrant at this wedding and there’s a few more pics on my site (
    It was amazing, so many special touches.
    The ceremony had a mayan theme and Russ got a jewelled clasp for his dreadlocks and Daniela received an anklet.
    They totally transformed their St Peters home into a love tent.
    It really was one of the best weddings I’ve ever been to!

  8. Years ago I saw a couple using a tattoo as a ring. They hold each others hands, while an image was tattooed on their hands so that it was half on the brides hand and the other half on the grooms. I though that showed such a commitment that no ring could ever symbolise anything similar.

  9. Oh my God! This dress is exactly the kind of dress I’m looking for our wedding. If anyone knows where I can find a similar (or the same!) dress, please tell me!!! I’m a big fan of the anklet exchange too. We’re still debating whether we’ll do bracelets or anklets or something completely different. Amazing photos, by the way!

  10. My husband and I eloped in Vegas (with the plan to still have a wedding). We didnt have rings at the time or anything else to exchange so we kissed each other hand instead of giving rings. I thought it was a nice idea instead of not leaving that part out.

  11. I been thinking of doing something totally different for my “renewal” because my first “wedding” was a horrible day… I was thinking of doing a “bracelet” as a ring because I wear so many rings and cant decide which one I would be happy with everyday of my life. I have been looking into really good and nice bracelets and there is so many beautiful choices….. so bracelets might be a good choice besides rings and anklets. Or even a really good necklace as well.Perhaps??

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