As a special little touch, we decided to add wedding bells to our decor for the wedding. We bought packs of silver bells from a hobby store in the States, and then added yellow ribbon to them. Attached to them was a little note saying, “Join us in ringing the bell to celebrate a lifetime of Love & Happiness”. Justin’s folks brought the bells to South Africa when they joined us they joined us for the wedding celebrations. Each guests had a bell on their table, and they were told to start ringing it at any time during the night. When they did so, the Bride and Groom had to stop whatever we were doing and kiss! We didn’t know that this idea would go down as well as it did, in fact, it was brilliant! At numerous times during the evening – even while we were eating – someone would pick up their bell and start ringing it. Pretty soon all the other guests were following them, and all we heard was a sea of tiny little belles ringing. It sounded magical! Then we would kiss and everyone would cheer.
It was perfect!
There were moments where we would start kissing by ourselves and then friends would pick up their bells and ring them to make us keep going. Who knew that the wedding bell idea would be so much fun, and that everyone would get so into it. Thank you to our sweet guests – you made our night so wonderful with all of your love and encouragement!
“The bells are ringing.. oh good, we can kiss again!”
Of course, it didn’t stop there… Even after the wedding, when we were out with friends and we wanted to kiss but not appear rude, we would hold up imaginary bells and start kissing.
What a wonderful idea!! Thank you to everyone for being such good sports – You all made our wedding, and the weeks after, so special for us!