At the time, it was common for husbands to present their new bride with a marriage medallion blessed by a priest. Louis used his craftsman's skills to fashion a beautiful design with the theme of Sarah and Tobias' story from the Bible. After Louis placed the ring on Zélie's hand, he placed the medallion in her other hand. While the modern groom may not have the same talent, the internet offers many beautiful religious medallions
to choose from.
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