Ceremony Enhancements

THE Handfasting Ceremony

This is a most beautiful ceremony celebrated with stunning coloured ribbons over the couples hands. This symbolises your commitment to each other and your intent to enjoy a permanent relationship.

This ceremony is the source of the expression “tying the knot”.

 

THE Unity Candle Ceremony

At the beginning of ceremony the couple can light two taper (slender) candles symbolising  their individuality and following the Vows and the exchange of rings the Unity candle is lit as a symbol of their two lives becoming one in commitment.

 

THE Unity Sand Ceremony

The “Blending of the Sands” ceremony involves the pouring of two different coloured sands together into a single vessel to symbolise  the bride and groom, the couple’s hearts  and lives together and the joining of their families. The combined sand makes a wonderful wedding keepsake for the happy couple.

 

THE Loving Cup Ceremony

Dating back to the 15th century, in Celtic tradition the Bride and Groom always toasted each other with a ceremonial Loving Cup. The purpose of the Loving Cup Ceremony is for the bride and groom to share their first drink together as husband and wife and the coming together of their two families.

 

THE Rose Ceremony

This ceremony is symbolising the giving and receiving of the couples love for each other throughout their entire married life.  As this is also the first gift to each other as a married couple, it can be  a profoundly moving experience.