Something I’ve always wanted to do, for as long as I’ve known I wanted to get married in a church, is ring the steeple bell at the end of the ceremony.
I think pealing church bells are one of the most beautiful, celebratory sounds in the world, and I always smile when I hear them in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, because it probably means a wedding is taking place nearby!
Though I’d be happy to have the sound of bells at all, I think it would be extra fun to be able to ring it ourselves. Pulling the rope to ring the bell was one of my absolute favorite things to do as a child, both at church on Sunday mornings and on vacation in Maine for the Sunday evening service.
Photos by Bryan Johnson
Plus, it makes for some pretty cute photos :)
P.S. Though I know our chapel has a bell, I have not yet looked into the logistics of personally ringing it :) I am pretty sure that the bell is rung for weddings, however, so there’s a start!