Personalising your Ceremony

You may also wish to include symbolism to personalise your Wedding, Vow Renewal or Baby Naming Ceremony– there are so many lovely ideas that you might want to consider for your own day and here are just a few examples

Celtic Hand Fasting Ceremony

You can read your personal vows to one another directly after a hand-fasting to celebrate either your marriage or renewing your vows.  You will have handfasting cord bound around your wrists which are handmade using coloured cords which can be kept as keepsakes.

Jumping the Broom

A wedding tradition in which the bride and groom jump over a broom during the ceremony. The act symbolises a new beginning and a sweeping away of the past, the broom would be decorated with coloured ribbons and again can be kept as a treasured keepsake.

Rose Ceremony

Two single stemmed roses which can be to be presented to both mothers of the couple as part of their Wedding Ceremony.  Other ideas could be a potted rose bush ready to plant in a garden, or a bouquet of roses (or any other flower for that matter!).  A lovely way to thank your Mums for her unconditional love as a parent.

Sand Ceremony

We start by pouring a foundation layer of sand at the bottom of a glass vase, after which the Bride and Groom lay other chosen colours together in a pattern, signifying that their lives were now intertwined and impossible to part – like the grains of sand.

Unity Candle Ceremony

This symbolic candle lighting will make any ceremony really quite special and is designed to celebrate the joining of two individual people in marriage, and two families coming together.  The two taper candles are lit by family members and passed to the Bride and Groom who join those two flames to light the central unity candle.