UNITY CEREMONIES:

Every couple receives my 'Ceremony Builder' that is 33 pages of readings, poems, vows, etc. (both Secular & Religious).  It has over 100 selections from which to choose so that you can create a unique & personalized ceremony that will perfectly express your beliefs & love.

When you are standing face to face at the altar, looking into one another's eyes,
the words spoken to unite you in marriage must be special.

Right after the Vows are spoken, I can add any one of these lovely mini ceremonies below: 
           
Note: You supply your own candles, sand, stones, etc. 
and I will have the appropriate reading to accompany them.


UNITY  CANDLE:
Symbolizing the joining of two lives, the bride and groom each take a lit taper and light the central candle together.

UNITY  SAND:
Symbolizing the joining of your lives, the bride and groom each pour different colored sand into a central vase.


FISHERMAN'S  KNOT:
A true 'Lovers Knot' that becomes stronger under pressure symbolizing a bond that will forever tie
your hearts and withstand the storms of life.
SEEDLING  OR  TREE CEREMONY:
The bride and groom plant a seedling or seeds into a chosen planter then together they pour water over it.  Also can use a small tree already in a container that can later be planted in the yard of your new home.

WISHING  STONES:
A stone is given to each guest upon their arrival.  They hold the stone in their hand and make a wish for the couple's life together.  Then with a felt tip pen, they write their name and wish on the stone and place it in a special container to give the couple.

UNITY  BOUQUET:
Representing the contributions of family and friends, flowers are passed out to each guest before the ceremony.  Each person thinks of a blessing for the couple then places the flower in a vase at the front of the room.

HANDFASTING:
Handfasting within the Wedding ceremony symbolizes: 
"The ties are not formed by these ribbons or even by the knots connecting them. They are formed by your vows. Your two souls and hearts are now bound together as one.”
PAINTING:
A new ceremony idea where the Bride & Groom each paint a picture or pour paint over a blank canvas together.  Sometimes taping off the outline of a heart then the tape is removed. It can even serve as a Guest Book.

OATHING  STONE:
In ancient times when precious metals for rings were difficult to afford, this Celtic tradition had the couple say their vows while holding a stone, symbolizing setting their vows in stone.


JUMPING  THE  BROOM:
This tradition is said to be rooted in ancient Africa where couples would jump sticks to signify entering into a new life together.  Wiccans believe the broom sweeps away negative energy.
​Perfect for a Hallowedding! 

ANNIVERSARY BOX:
  This serves as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heartfelt letters, describing your thoughts and feelings are locked away in a wine box along with 2 glasses, to be revealed at a time of your choosing in the future.  

UNITY HEART OR CROSS:
The Bride & Groom each put a part in place so together they assemble the Heart or Cross.
While the Heart is non-religious, the Cross wording includes "The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit." 

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