Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wedding Quickie! - Which Wedding Ceremony Do You Love?

In this Wedding Quickie I will be sharing with you some of the choices you will have about incorporating special ceremonies into your wedding day. Whether you are having a traditional wedding ceremony or an off-beat wedding you are likely to have some special ceremonies incorporated into the day that are meaningful and personal to you and your family. This wedding quickie highlights the top three wedding ceremonies that are typically incorporated into wedding ceremonies; however, there are plenty more found in the many cultures, heritages, and beliefs that are held when partaking in weddings.

 Unity Candle
Jax Designs on Etsy

The unity candle is a symbol of two families becoming one as the flames of each pillar candle are joined to light the center unity candle. Check out the history of the unity candle ceremony HERE!

You can have a custom unity candle made for your wedding by Jax Designs to match you colours and theme with your choice of monogrammed detailing, ribbons, and crystals.

Sand Ceremony
The sand ceremony is a fairly new and modern take on a unity ceremony similar to the unity candle. Each partner in the ceremony have a container of sand each a different colour. As they pour the sand into a third container the colours merge and become interconnected much like the individuals joining their lives together in the ceremony. To read more about sand ceremonies you can click the links below.

The Custom Gift Outlet can make personalized sand ceremony shadow boxes etched with your names and wedding date creating a personal wedding day treasure to display in your home.

Handfasting Ceremony
 Namaste Freund on Etsy
The term "Tying the Knot" comes from one of the oldest wedding ceremony traditions which is called handfasting. In modern handfasting ceremonies it is typical to see handfasting cord used or even a heirloom scarf. You can customize your handfasting ceremony by the colours you choose and incorporating the meaning behind each colour into your ceremony.

White: purity, concentration, meditation, peace
Red: passion, strength, lust, fertility
Orange: encouragement, attraction, kindness, plenty
Yellow: charm, confidence, joy, balance
Green: finances, fertility, charity, prosperity, health
Blue: tranquility, patience, devotion, sincerity
Purple: power, piety, sanctity, sentimentality
Black: strength, wisdom, vision, success
Pink: unity, honor, truth, romance, happiness
Brown: earth, grounding, talent, telepathy, home
Champagne: tenderness, loveliness, perfection, best qualities
Gold: energy, wealth, intelligence, longevity
Silver: treasure, values, creativity, inspiration

 Make your wedding day as unique and personal as your love for one another...


  1. Thank you very much for choosing my shop NamasteFreund as the example for handfastings for this blog post!


  2. This is something we all desire for our wedding. Well, my reception hall at San Diego Wedding venues, which I have reserved for my wedding reception, is also good and I am super excited for the day.