Unity Candle Ceremony
Unity Candles for a wedding ceremony can be a beautiful way of bringing a traditional wedding ceremony into the 21st century.
Near the beginning of the ceremony, the Mothers of the bridal couple (or someone special to them) will come up to where the candles are and light the two tapers. These two candles will stay lit during the ceremony and after the Wedding Vows and the Exchange of the rings, the couple will then complete the Unity Candle Ceremony. Together, they will each take one of the lit candles and light the main center candle; this candle is usually a pillar candle and it can be decorated to represent the couple. Lighting the center candle together represents the couple uniting as one.
The lighting of the Unity Candle is a non-Denominational ceremony. It is accepted to use in all Weddings from Christian Weddings and Jewish Weddings to African American Weddings and Celtic Weddings. The lighting of the Unity Candle can even be a part of an Elopement Ceremony.
*Please Note: We do not suggest this ceremony if your wedding will be held outdoors as the side tapers or the Unity Candle may blow out before the end of the Ceremony.
Wedding Sand Ceremony
The Wedding Sand Ceremony is a symbolic and special ritual to celebrate a new life together as a couple. The Wedding Sand Ceremony is also a non-Denominational Ceremony.
The Couple chooses two different colors of sand that represents each of them. They each take turns pouring the sand from smaller vases into a larger Unity Vase while they recite their special vows. After the ceremony, the Unity Vase is taken to the couple’s home as a treasured keepsake of the special day.
The Wedding Sand Ceremony is also a wonderful way to unite a blended family. If children are involved in the new marriage this is a beautiful way of expressing the love that you both share for them. Children can choose their own favorite color of sand that will represent them.
Rose Presentation Ceremony
The Rose Presentation Ceremony is a time-honored tradition of letting people know that you love and respect them as well as acknowledging your gratitude. This is a very touching and emotional moment for the parties involved as well as your guests.
During the ceremony, the Minister will announce a special "thank you" to the parents, sponsors or special persons of the couples for their love and support during their courtship.
The couple will bring a rose to each Mother and Father, Sponsor, or a special person that has a nurturing effect; they will exchange words, hugs and handshakes and return to the Minister and continue with the ceremony. Couples may even leave a rose on an empty seat of a loved one that can not be there with them.