Two outside candles are lit by the couple's mothers to represent their lives to this moment. These distinct flames, each burning alone, represent the faith, wisdom, and love received from their parents. Together, the couple lights a center candle, symbolizing the union of their lives.
Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. The two sands symbolize everything that the bride and groom have been or will become in the future. The blending of the sand represents the union not only of them but their friends and families as well. The separate sands once poured into the unity vase can never be put back into their separate vases. They are forever entwined just as the lives and loves of the bride and groom.
Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals.
If you or your partner has children, consider including them in the unity ceremony. The inclusion of other family members might be the perfect twist on a traditional ceremony.
Planting a tree is perfect for the eco-friendly couple, and it's something that can grow along with your marriage. Take the sentiment to the next level by mixing soil from two different places that are meaningful to you.
This box contains a bottle of wine, two glasses, and a love letter from each to the other. The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry. The box can then be opened on their first anniversary or their first fight.
The Hand Ceremony shows the value of what your hands will mean to you and your spouse
throughout your lives together.
It's a beautiful, touching moment.
The bride and groom braid the Cord of Three Strands together. The groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together, symbolizing the union of God,
husband and wife.