Ceremony Inclusions

Ceremony Inclusions

Whether you are having a small and intimate ceremony, or a grand event, your day will be unique and memorable. Your ceremony may be a simple event with only the legal or the more traditional components, or you may like to choose, to include one of the following rituals to enhance your ceremony.


img_5302deef044b8The Rose Ceremony

In the ‘Rose Ceremony’, the Bride and Groom give each other a single red rose bud. This is to symbolise the first gift to each other, as husband and wife, two roses are all that is necessary.
The Rose Ceremony is placed at the end of the wedding ceremony after the couple has been pronounced husband and wife.


img_5302df0d7b00cUnity Candle Ceremony

The unity candle symbolises the very essence of the wedding ceremony. Two taper candles, representing the couple as individuals, are used to light a single centre candle as a visible symbol of their commitment to each other.


img_5302df7d81228Handfasting Or ‘Tying the Knot Ceremony’

The term "Handfasting" is taken from Old Norse "hand-festa" meaning "to strike a bargain by joining hands". Handfasting is the tradition of lightly binding together the hands of a couple using a cord, rope, ribbons, a scarf, or strips of fabric, often of a tartan design. It is meant to signify a couples coming together as "One". (Or perhaps to keep the Groom from running away!) Whatever its original intention, it has become a popular new tradition for today's couples seeking new and spiritual ways to honour their love.


img_5302dfcc10e91Unity Sand Ceremony

The Sand Ceremony is one of the most popular elements in weddings today, often taking the place of the traditional candle ceremony. Sand Ceremony vases can be personalised with names, dates, monograms, and even logos.

The ceremony is used to symbolise the uniting of the bride and groom. Their separate lives are symbolised by two vials of sand (usually different colours). After the exchange of rings, the celebrant explains the meaning of the sand ceremony. The bride and groom then come together and pour into one vial, the contents of the two individual vials of sand.

The flowing together of the sand symbolises the joining of the couple as they share their first experience of unity as husband and wife. The newly formed union is represented by the intertwined pattern of sand created by the couple. This symbol is then a keepsake of the wedding.


img_5302dfe482149Warming of the Rings Ceremony

With a ring warming, in your ceremony, the rings will not only be a gift from the bride and the groom to each other, but they will be seen to be exchanged  with the love, support, warmth and wisdom of all present.

The rings are passed between all the guests. Each guest, momentarily, holds the rings thereby giving his or her personal blessing upon them before the bride & groom exchange the rings.

Whether you are having a small and intimate ceremony, or a grand event, your day will be unique and memorable. Your ceremony may be a simple event with only the legal or the more traditional components, or you may like to choose, to include one of the following rituals to enhance your ceremony.