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Unity Ceremonies

 

While planning your ceremony, there are lots of different choices you have to make.  Deciding if a unity ceremony is something you want to include is just one of those choices. This blog post talks about how Unity Ceremonies can play an important role in your wedding ceremony. Each of the following ceremonies serve different purposes, representing your relationship and commitment in different ways.  Each ceremony can be completely customized to suit your relationship.  The materials needed for the ceremony will be the responsibility of the couple.  We can make suggestions for where to get the supplies and give you details of what you will need.  We can adapt most of these ceremonies to also be family blending ceremonies.

These are just a few of the most popular ceremonies.  You can visit our Pinterest page for additional ideas

Unity Candle – A symbolic ceremony that has the couple light a single candle representing their willingness to walk life’s pathways together as one. This ceremony is not suitable for outdoor ceremonies.  This is one of the oldest and most traditional used in wedding ceremonies.

Sand Blending – This ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful alternative to the “Unity Candle” ceremony. The pouring of two different colored sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the couple or the “joining of their families.”

The Hand-fasting – This Celtic tradition of Hand-fasting is an ancient commitment ceremony. It is the predecessor to the modern wedding ceremony and where the term “Tying the knot” originated. The number of cords used can vary from 4 to 7 to represent different aspects of marriage.

Water Blending – This ceremony can also be a beautiful and meaningful alternative to the “Unity Candle” ceremony. This ceremony is a wonderful alternative ceremony for waterfront ceremonies.  The pouring of two different vials of water together is used to symbolize the joining of the couple or the “joining of their families.”

The Oathing Stone Ceremony – Embrace the old European tradition to add a meaningful highlight to your wedding ceremony. The Oathing Stone is an old Scottish tradition where the couple place their hands upon a stone while saying their wedding vows.  This is where the term  “set in stone” comes from.