Making your ceremony personalized makes it more special. Below are examples of ceremony enhancements that can be added. Have one that I haven’t listed? Please feel free to talk with me about that during our in-person consultation. My goal is to make your ceremony the way you envision it to be!
I can do a blessing over the rings, over you both as a couple, over all the attendees or a combination. These can also be done by a family member or friend. I have a special one for blessing of the hands.
Recognition of those who are no longer with us
Weddings are of course a happy time, but if someone has lost a family member, such as a parent, grandparent, sibling or close friend, they are always in the back of your mind. A special point during or before the ceremony can be made to recognize them, such as a lighting of a candle, putting a single rose in a vase, or just a mention of them during the ceremony.
Unity Ceremonies – Check out my Creations page for some unique customized pieces
A unity ceremony represents the coming together of two into one. A traditional ceremony like the lighting of a unity candle is one way to express this. Cords of Love is a unique way to incorporate God or your children into your unity ceremony. Others include a sand ceremony (couple pours different color sand into a single jar), water ceremony (couple pours different color water into one glass), tree ceremony (couple plants a tree), salt ceremony (couple pours different colored salt into a single jar), pebble ceremony or a rose ceremony (bride’s family gives rose to groom and vice versa or bride and groom give a rose to each other’s family.) Hand fasting (which is where the phrase “tying the knot” comes from) is also something I am familiar with.