Presenting the rings is one of the highlights of the wedding ceremony because of its significance of two people coming together to become one. It is a tradition that has been synonymous with a white lace and satin pillow carried by an adorable little boy. We wanted to learn more about this tradition and look for new ways to incorporate it into today’s weddings.
Many believe ring bearing dates back to the Ancient Egyptian weddings, when precious jewels were displayed on rare delicate pillows during a ceremony. During the Victorian age, English weddings created the concept of the young boy delivering the ring. He was known as the “Pageboy”, and was responsible for holding the bride’s train, prayer book and rings.
Now for the new look…
We love the creative options that are available for those that want more unique and individual ways of presenting the rings. Here are some of our favorite ideas!
We love this unique but simple ring bearing wood piece with the metal engraving for personalization (up to you!) This piece is handmade and could easily be kept as “something old” to be passed down. Made by Olive and Fern. It’s a perfect accent to the rustic wedding.
A wood box with a fun, casual feel makes for a great way to present your rings. After the wedding, place your keepsakes safe in here. By Funky Fun Junk.
A floral appliqué is a traditional ring bearing concept that is feminine, delicate, and timeless. The Alana is a beautiful monochromatic ring pillow that combines different textures. The Lili flower applique, paired with a matching button, is handmade so no two are alike, each with its own personality.
With a very different execution, this pillow is made of rustic burlap and touched with handmade felt flowers with wood button accents. We love the softness and originality in the hand work. Created by Paperflora.