Knot Your Average Events… Uniting Love Forever
Unity ceremonies have been around in various ways for years. It all began with Unity Sand and Candle Ceremonies hundreds or even thousands of years ago. By use of Sand it’s a way for couples to display the joining of the flow of two lives into a single stream, or a meaningful ceremony that joins existing families into a single bond of love. The flowing sand and blending of the colors in the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolizes the bringing together of two lives into one. The two sands represent everything that the bride and groom have been or will become in the future. Candle lighting unity ceremonies give representation for a bride and groom as together you light this candle of unity. You symbolize the flame of your own individual selves joining to ignite the partnership of marriage. You also bring the warmth, strength and wisdom of your family’s fire as kindling for your own. As bride and groom, your flames are separate, yet they feed the same fire. These traditional ceremonies have been popular among couples symbolizing the public joining of love during wedding ceremonies.
Unity Ceremonies: not just sand and candles anymore
The great thing about a Unity ceremony is you can make it whatever you want it to be! It doesn’t have to be traditional, or it can be traditional but with your own added spin. Make it something that’s personal and representative of you both and your relationship. To help spark your creatively-custom wedding ideas for unity ceremonies I’ve scoured the internet and included some of the unity ceremonies I’ve found to be unique and great ideas for a bride and grooms special day.
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Include guests in the ceremony by having each person bless your bands.Send one ring down one side of the aisle and the other down the opposite, with every guest having a chance to hold the rings and bestow their blessings and positive thoughts toward the marriage.
Paint A Picture
Express your emotions during your union with a collaborative piece of art. This couple’s officiant led them pair through a painting.
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- Blending White Wine and Red Wine
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Mixing together two different wines symbolizes the importance of hard work and nurturement your new marriage will need, symbol to how good wine needs years of hard work before producing a finished bottle.
- Sealing Away Love Box
Custom-design a treasure box to lock up on your wedding day. It can hold anything from special photos, to love letters or a couple bottles of wine that will be opened on a designated anniversary. Seal them in a special box that can be opened during a milestone anniversary.
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The bride and groom plant a tree together with dirt from each of their childhood homes. The parents can add water to symbolize their influence in the couple’s lives. After the ceremony, the couple will plant the tree at their new home, symbolizing putting down roots, longevity and strength in their marriage.