Unity Ceremonies

As part of your day, you can choose from a number of different ‘unity’ ceremonies, or symbolic gestures which indicate your love for one another.

  • Wedding rings are the strongest and most visible sign of the bond two people can make. With a ring warming, the rings will not only be a gift from one to another but will be given with the love, support and wisdom of all present. The rings are passed amongst the family where they each give their blessings upon the rings before they are exchanged.
  • The Stone Ceremony usually involves highly polished small stones. The stones are presented to guests, family and the wedding party on their arrival. This is yet another great way to involve everyone present. Guests hold these stones and make a loving wish for the couple‚Äôs life together. The stones are then collected and placed in a container as a memento.
  • Using candles to light the “unity” candle, recognizes the joining together of lives, families, and loved ones through the marriage. As part of this service, the couple may have one or more of their family members, such as their mothers, each light a candle. The couple then uses these candles to light the Unity Candle.
  • Tying the knot is a term we have inherited to describe the ritual of marriage and to symbolize the joining of two as one. During the ceremony your arms are joined together and the rope is draped over them in a particular way so that when you pull your arms apart, you end up tying the knot!
  • A Love Letter exchange is a romantic ceremony that will enhance your wedding and serve as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heart felt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away to be revealed on a future anniversary. Couples also include a bottle of wine to be enjoyed while reading these letters.
  • The Memorial Candle Ceremony honours deceased family members. In remembrance of departed loved ones, candles are lit during the beginning of the ceremony when we take a quick moment to honour love ones not with you on your special day.
  • The tree planting ceremony symbolizes the joining together of two individuals or the joining of two families. There is a separate table usually with a flower pot, sapling, container of soil, gardening trowel as well as a small watering can. You may wish to include mothers or other family members who can present separate containers of soil.The couple will each add some soil and water the plant together. The couple may choose to plant it right in the ground at the venue or plant the tree at their home or another special location.
  • The Rose Ceremony to Mothers (or other family members) of the couple is a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who have helped to bring you to this moment. It is the perfect way to show your love, appreciation and respect to those family members.
  • Blended families are extremely common and many wish to include the children in the ceremony. During this ceremony, vows are spoken from the partner entering the new family. These vows are spoken directly to the children and speak of guidance, role modelling and encouragement, support and love. You may wish to present the children with a small symbolic gift after the vows have been shared. Many couples also wish to incorporate the sand ceremony afterwards to include the children even further.
  • The Sand Ceremony is a beautiful and meaningful addition to vows. The couple each take a vase of sand and pour the sand into larger container. The Sand Ceremony is terrific for Blended Family Ceremonies. It allows the children to pour their own sand into the central vase and allows them to feel more involved in the ceremony.
  • The Wine Ceremony is a symbolic ceremony representing two persons becoming one in such that the couple drink the same wine. The wine of your choice or two different wines are placed on the signing table before being poured together. The cup may be a chalice, goblet or funky wine glass of your choosing. You may choose one glass in which you will both drink from or two glasses so that you may cheers and toast each another.