Unity Candle Ceremony
It symbolizes your two lives joining together as one. Parents are involved to participate: at the beginning of the wedding ceremony, a representative from each family (usually the mothers of the bride and groom) light the two taper candles. Later in the ceremony (usually after the formal vows), the bride and groom use the two taper candles to light the large pillar (unity) candle together and create the new union.
This ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful alternative to the ”Unity Candle” ceremony.
Like the Unity candle the pouring of two different colour sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom or the joining of their families. What is really suggestive is that if the couple has children, they can, as well, join their colour sand in the vase, with the ones of their parents to symbolize that the love of every member of the family is important.
Ceremony of Roses
Since ancient times, the rose is a symbol of love so it is considered the best first gift to give to each other on the wedding day, to represent the renewal of your vows. When you come back home, you will choose the best place to put the vase. Every year, you will join a rose to remind that your marriage is based on mutual love.
Also, in every marriage it’s easy to hurt someone we love deeply and not find the right words to excuse yourself. If you find yourself in this situation, just leave a red rose in the place chosen, so that speaks for you. This rose will say ‘I still love you’. This rose will remind you the love and hope that you share on your wedding day.
Ceremony of Love Ribbons
This ceremony is the way of physically joining the hands of the couple together and actually binds the hands together using ribbons (often to match the wedding colour scheme) or a soft chord which is tied in a knot which can be kept by the couple – a truly symbolic joining of two people, who share together unity, loyalty, love, beauty, devotion and peace.
In this touching ceremony, the bride and groom drink from a single glass of wine, which contains sweet flavours of love, joy, wonder and contentment. The glass represents the cup of life in constant motion like the sea, the wine the nectar of forgiveness, understanding and appreciation to drink deeply and often together. Love is real. Once created, it cannot be destroyed. Like the wine aging, improves.
Unity Canvas Painting Ceremony
A fun alternative to the traditional unity candle ceremony or sand ceremony, the Unity Canvas Painting Ceremony lets the couple celebrate their unity ceremony in an artistic way that truly represents themselves.