We love shooting details of our couples wedding days. All the little things that when combined, make their day unique and personal. One of our favorites are the rings! Not only are they so sparkly but their significance is so special. That moment when you stand before family and friends and use a ring to symbolize your commitment is incredible!
Adam and I had our wedding celebration in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We had all the legal papers signed before heading down, so by the time we actually exchanged rings we'd been "officially" married for a couple weeks. But it wasn't until we started our vows and the ring ceremony that things got super real for me. Not in a bad way! But in a "this is huge!!" type of way. The moment those wedding bands went on it felt like it was finally official! Not just because it was in front of family and friends, but because now a stranger could look at my hand and know that I was in a "committed for life" relationship!
I was reading some of the history for wedding bands yada yada and have decided not to be boring. So in a nutshell, an engagement ring signifies that you desire to spend the rest of your life with someone (Did you know that in the early 1900's the jewelry industry made a huge marketing push for men's engagement rings?! crazy! obviously that didn't work!). And a wedding band means you've committed to do just that. While I don't think seeing a wedding band in modern society means as much, it should! Remember those vows? That wedding band is a physical reminder of your promises on your wedding day. I feel like I'm starting to get preachy so I'm stopping! Today, if you're married or engaged, take the time to think about how special the rings you and your spouse or fiancee wear!
Happy Hump Day!