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Ed & Milly's Ceremony, conducted by Wedding Celebrant Jane Welch
"You honestly put us so much at ease and we really appreciate it. It was such a lovely and well written ceremony - thank you so much for making it so special! Wishing you all the best and thank you again. "
Once your marriage has been legally registered, your unique and very personal wedding ceremony can take place in the dream location of your choice.You can include your beautiful love story, promises made from your hearts, the gift of a ring to each other, music, readings by your family and friends, any number of beautiful unity ceremonies and the signing of a 'Pink Flamingo Weddings' commemorative certificate....lovely for photo's! It really can be your ceremony your way.
Whatever your style of your ceremony, relaxed, formal, humorous or quirky and whatever you want to include, I have lots of ideas to inspire you!
Unity Ceremonies...What Exactly Are They?
Unity ceremonies symbolise the joining of two people together as one, they offer magical moments within a wedding ceremony where two separate journeys come together onto a single pathway. They allow couples the opportunity to be individual and creative within their ceremony and provide a beautiful keepsake of the day.
I love to add beautiful unity ceremonies into wedding ceremonies and how many I add is completely up to the couple I’m working with, there are lots of lovely ones to choose from!
If you do plan to include one or more unity ceremonies, then choose ceremonies that are a reflection of you both, your personalities and the special location where you have chosen to say ‘I do’. There are wonderful words to accompany your chosen ceremonies and your children, family and friends, will really love getting involved.
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The Rose Ceremony: The rose is considered a symbol of love, so it is the perfect first gift to give to each during the ceremony and then again on future anniversaries...very romantic.
Hand Ceremony: The simple act of holding hands, looking into each others eyes and declaring your love and friendship, is a very powerful show of the unity of your partnership...simple, elegant and very meaningful.
The Rock Ceremony: Each family member or friend takes a small pebble, crystal or shell and warms it with their loving thoughts and good wishes. They are then placed in a jar to be taken home to keep forever...a perfect reminder of the day.
Unity Bowl: This ceremony can include all generations of the family and is a lovely keepsake of the day. A bowl is filled with marbles from everyone, each having a different coloured marble, to show that they have added different colours to your life. The marbles are then mixed together...wonderful for including children.
Sand Ceremony: This ceremony can involve just you as a couple or other family members as well. Coloured sand or sand from the beach can be added together into one main container, symbolising the mixing of the families, now unable to be parted...great for all of the family to join in.
The Sharing of Wine: Sharing a glass of wine together from two separate vessels poured into one, a coming together as one for your future together. Pouring wine into one glass and then both sharing the glass is another variation on the ceremony....a great ceremony if you both share a passion for wine!
Love Letter Box: You write a private letter to each before the ceremony, telling each other why you have chosen to marry each other and the love that you feel for each other on your wedding day. During the ceremony you put the letters into a box together, the idea is that you can open the letters on any of your future anniversaries to read again. It can also be a beautiful idea, when times are not as good as you would like them to be, to open them and read them to reaffirm your feelings of love for each other....perfect if you want a reminder of how you felt on the day.
Unity Candle: Two candles are lit to represent the couple, then a central candle is lit to represent the couple as one...perfect for indoor ceremonies.
Please kindly note that you will need to supply all of the materials needed for your 'Unity Ceremony'.
A few of my personal favorites...
Padriac & Beth's HandfastingCeremony,
conducted by Wedding Celebrant Jane Welch
Credit Chris Parkinson Photography