Additional Ceremony Elements
Signing & Witness Ceremony
A brief ceremony involving the couple and 2-4 witnesses. Each participant in turn signs a keepsake parchment, which is then presented to the newlyweds. This can be adapted for a Naming Ceremony, with the parents and/or life mentors signing the parchment.
Unity Sand Ceremony
The Unity Sand Ceremony is ideal for any Wedding or Naming Ceremony. This ceremony option symbolises the joining of the couple or the uniting of a family. This element is often used when there are young children involved and they greatly enjoy being able to be part of the ceremony by pouring in the sands.
Wine Box / Love Letter
The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope. They will choose their favourite bottle of wine or drink of choice and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. The couple seal the box and vow not to open the box until an anniversary of their choice, hopefully, reminding them of why they fell in love and chose to be together.
In the Wine Ceremony you can either choose to pour one white glass and one red glass to create a blush that you can both drink from or you might want to sip a Gin & Tonic or a bespoke cocktail.
Broom Jumping Ceremony
The Broom Jumping ceremony is based upon traditions which symbolise the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom to create a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together.
Ring Warming Ceremony
In the Ring Warming Ceremony the couple’s wedding rings are passed amongst the attending guests in a pouch or other container. Guests are invited to pass on a thought or good wishes to the couple as the rings pass through their hands.
Roses are traditionally regarded as symbolic of Love. The Rose Ceremony provides the couple with the opportunity to choose to present roses to their parents or grandparents as a way of showing appreciation for their support. Roses can also be presented as the first gifts that the couple give each other.
The origin of “tying the knot”. A Celtic/Pagan tradition where the hands are tied with decorative ribbons or cloth to symbolise the bringing together of the two hearts in a union of eternal strength and unity.
Unity Candle / Lantern
This ceremony symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage as well as the joining of their two original families. The couple’s parents can light their individual candles for them as a symbol to show that they are moving on from their family to create a new family together. This can be adapted for inclusion in a Naming Ceremony or any ceremony involving unity.
Wishing Jar / Tree
Each guest writes a thought or message to the couple on a label / tag. This is then hung on a stylised tree or placed in a pretty jar as a memento of the day.
A piece of ribbon is used to bind together the person being named and all guests. Once done, all those bound declare the name together.
Tree Planting Ceremony
A tree is planted as part of the ceremony. This is a symbolic and enduring memento of the day’s celebrations.
Similar to the Love Letter concept, the guests write messages and bring mementos to be sealed in a capsule and opened by the couple or individual at a later date, often a significant anniversary or birthday.
A bespoke element made just for you.