CREATIVE RITUALS BELOW - If you do not see a creative ritual below that you have your heart set on, please know that I will add your ideas into the wedding ceremony. (add any 1 of these to your ceremony $10)


Honoring the Parents: Usually performed at the beginning of the ceremony, the officiant takes a few moments to acknowledge the role the couple's parents have played in raising them and bringing them up to this moment when they will be married.


Moment of Silence: Also normally toward the beginning of the ceremony, taking a moment of silence to remember those friends and family who have passed away or could not attend the wedding ceremony for one reason or another.


Handfasting Ceremony: An ancient Pagan and Celtic tradition, handfasting involves tying the hands of the couple together with a ribbon, rope, or braided cord to symbolize the unity between them and the connection they share. Unity


Candle Ceremony: This candle lighting ceremony can be performed at any time during the wedding ceremony, and can be done in a number of ways. The popular version involves the couple lighting a single candle with two smaller candles to symbolize their new life together.


Wine Box Ceremony: A newer tradition, the couple write love letters to one another and seal them in a wine box with a bottle of wine, opening the box on their first or fifth wedding anniversary to read one another's letters and share the bottle of wine to celebrate their marriage.


Blended Family Ceremony: For couples with children who wish to incorporate their kids into their wedding ceremony as well, this ceremony includes the children of the couple in saying vows to one another affirming their commitment and promises as a family.


Rose Ceremony: There are two versions of this ceremony, one involving the couple presenting one another with a single rose to communicate their love and commitment, and the other with the couple presenting a rose to their mothers as a way of thanking them for their love and support.


Jumping the Broom: A tradition which found it's way to the states as a part of African-American weddings, the couple has a broom placed in front of them and jumps over it as they exit the ceremony, popularized in the novel and miniseries, Roots by Alex Haley. Sand Ceremony: Similar in intent and execution to the


Sand Ceremony, the couple instead pours two separate containers of colored sand into a single vessel to symbolize their union. A great alternative for a windy wedding day!  You may include family members or children.


Breaking the Glass: A Jewish wedding tradition, the couple stomps on a glass to shatter it at the end of the wedding as their guests shout "Mazel Tov!" to congratulate them.

 
Unity Candle:   On this day you make a new light together, symbolizing the two becoming one.

Wine Ceremony:  Together the sweet and the bitter represent "Life's journey" and all of the experiences that are a natural part of it.    This "Cup of Life" is symbolic of the pledge you have made to one another to share together the fullness of life. 

Shell or Stone Blessing:  A perfect photo opportunity and a way for your guests to be included to wish you both a lifetime of happiness. 

Conch Shell horn Ritual:  The best man blows the conch horn and the couple must kiss for as long as the horn is blown. 

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