Wedding & Marriage Rituals
In the Rose Ceremony, the couple give each other a rose (or flower / symbol of their choosing).
Lighting a Unity Candle during your wedding ceremony is a special way to symbolize your two lives joining together as one.
The sand blending ceremony in a wedding expresses the coming together of two people, or two families, into one new family – hence the use of the word “blending”
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic ritual in which the hands are tied together to symbolize the binding of two lives.
This is a beautiful way to involve your wider circle of family and friends and there are a couple of different ways to achieve this.
A wine box ceremony is a non-religious wedding ritual in which a bottle of wine is enclosed in a box so that it can be opened by the couple at a later date.
Smudging is generally thought of as a Native American ritual, but the use of burning incense or herbs for cleansing is actually common to many traditions.
Each family member is given a long-stemmed rose as they arrive and asked to make a wish for the couple.
This would usually take place at the end of the ceremony.
All guests would have been provided with a glass of bubbly during the signing.