Credit Matt & Lena Photography
Conducted by Wedding Celebrant Jane Welch
Ed & Milly's
" 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.
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: Family member's or friend's take a small pebble, crystal or shell and warm it with their loving thoughts and good wishes. They then place them into 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 can be added together into one main container, symbolising the mixing of the families, unable to be parted...great for all the family to join in.
The Sharing of Wine: Sharing a glass of wine together is a lighthearted and wonderful way to finish your ceremony...you can also celebrate with other beverages of choice too!
Love Letter Box: You write a private letter before the ceremony, saying why you have chosen to marry each other and about the love that you feel for each other on your wedding day. During the ceremony your letters are put into a box together, the idea being that your letters are opened again on your future anniversaries. It can also be a 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...a perfect reminder of how you felt on the day.
Unity Candle: Two candles are lit to represent each of you, then a central candle is lit to represent you as a couple....perfect for indoor ceremonies!
Please kindly note that you will need to supply all of the materials.
A few of my personal favorites...
Padriac & Beth
"We wanted to say a massive thank you for everything. You made our day so incredibly amazing and I know that the effortless feel was thanks to all the effort and detail you put in. People were blown away by how heartfelt and special the ceremony was.You were incredible to work with and we will recommend you to any of our newly engaged Friends :)"
Padriac & Beth's HandfastingCeremony,
conducted by Wedding Celebrant Jane Welch
Credit Chris Parkinson Photography