Special elements

Special elements

There are many traditional and unusual elements that can be incorporated into your wedding ceremony; all of these can also be adapted to match your ceremony themes.

Or we can create new elements based on  your own family traditions or lifestyles.

An example of some of these include:

 

Unity Sand Ceremony

This symbolises the joining of a couple or families. The mingling of sands from two or more containers into one, where the sands will stay combined forever.

 

Wine Ceremony

The couple pours one glass of white wine and one glass of red wine into a third glass. This creates a blush that each then drinks from.

 

Unity Candle

This has a long tradition and again symbolises the joining of two lives and two families. The mothers of bride and groom light a candle each, which is then used by the couple to light a central candle.

Hand Fasting

This is a Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons or cloth, to symbolise the bringing together of the two hearts, in a marriage of strength and unity forever.

 

A Wishing Tree

This can be created as a painting or a sculpture. It involves all of the guests making wishes for the couple or the child and hanging these on the branches of the tree.

 

Jumping the broom

Jumping  the Broom is an element in the ceremony in which the couple signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.

 

Time capsule/ Love letters

The couple write love letters to each other and put them with items that signify their individual lives into a box which is then sealed. It is opened at an agreed time in the future.

All of the elements can be adapted for renewal of vows or naming ceremonies.