Thinking Rituals? Considered a love lock ceremony?
The love lock ceremony is a relatively uncommon ceremony although it has caught on with several celebrities. It is of Chinese Origin. It symbolizes opening your hearts, your lives to one another. It involves two locks and two keys. In a love lock ceremony, the couple lock their individual heart padlocks together as one. They may then assure that the keys that first opened their hearts can never be used to separate what has been joined in their wedding. Love lock ceremonies follow your vows and exchange of rings. If the wedding is outdoors after connecting the locks the newlyweds tie their keys into the sky and then return to their position in front of the celebrant. For indoor weddings at the end of the ceremony the keys are tossed into a place from which they can never be retrieved or tied to helium balloons and released as a photo opportunity after the ceremony.