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Customize Your Ceremony

Customizing your wedding ceremony is a great way to add meaning to such an important day. Here are some of the many ways you can add your personal touch to your special day.


The wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family. It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly powerful. Typically, each person has different colored sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. Sometimes just the couple participates, and sometimes the couple's children and/or parents join in with their own colored sand, adding to the layers of colors, and expressing the harmony of the entire family.

Hand Fasting & Tying the Knot

Handfasting, where couples bind their hands together with a ribbon to symbolize the joining of two lives, is an old pagan ritual that many modern couples have been adapting for their weddings. The ribbons used to tie the 'knot' can be further personalized to represent the couples first meeting or a special event in their lives.

Love Letter Time Capsule

Both the bride and groom write a love letter to each other that are then locked away in a box that also holds a bottle of wine and two glasses. The box remains unopened until a special milestone in their relationship is reached. The box is then opened for the couple to share a glass of wine while read each others love letter. This special box holds the reminders of why you love each other and your plans for your future.

Unity Candle

This is a very romantic wedding ceremony that has so many creative opportunities for you to make it unique and personal to you. It may also include your family and symbolizes the love and commitment you have chosen going forward in your lives.


One of the most popular flower unity ceremonies is the Rose Ceremony. Roses are a traditional symbol of love and are therefore perfect to feature in a wedding ceremony. The ceremony can also include other family members that the bride and groom wish to join in.

Blended Family

Sometimes the couple's children and/or parents become part of the Sand Ceremony with each contributing their own colored sand, The addition of these layers is an expression of family harmony..


The wine ceremony expresses the merging of two into one by two wines being blended into one glass (possibly red wine and white wine). Then the couple drinks from the shared glass. This sharing of a single cup is symbolic of togetherness.

Blessing of the Rings

During many religious ceremonies, the officiant typically says a blessing over the rings before the couple exchanges them. But if you’re not having a religious ceremony, consider have your family and friends bless your rings (this works best at smaller weddings).

Blended Family Vows

For blended families, making vows to each other’s children has become a heartwarming part of the wedding day. Including children in the wedding vows represents the blending of all the individuals into one harmonious family.

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Phone: 705-562-0424

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