Ringing the bell

14 October 2011

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.

Photo by Samm Blake via Style Me Pretty

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!

Photo by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty

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!

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Meredith Perdue
October 14, 2011 7:23 pm

So cute! MacKenzie & Philip rang the bell in their tiny chapel after their ceremony in the mountains. It was too sweet!

October 24, 2011 6:24 pm

Do you think it has something to do with ringing the bell at LCC as children? I too wanted to ring the bell after our wedding, but logistically couldn't figure out how to get upstairs. Instead, we asked someone at the church to ring it as we filtered outside. It was awesome!