For religious ceremonies, you can coordinate with your officiant to find a way to include your wedding party and families in a group prayer. You can invite all those willing to participate to physically support you by praying with you on the altar.
Do you and your spouse have scientific backgrounds? If so, why not celebrate your union by creating a safe chemical reaction during your vows? Keep an element of surprise for your guests by not telling them what will happen when the two liquids are mixed together.
For this one, I could not find a better explanation than the one provided by the makers of this beautiful piece, so I decided to quote it here for you: The Unity Cross® – “Borrowing from one of the holiest icons in Western culture, the sculpture is made of two interconnecting crosses. The groom’s bold outer cross strengthens and frames his bride, while the bride’s delicately carved inner cross brings fullness and beauty to her husband’s life.
During the ceremony, the groom and bride join their crosses together and secure them with three carved nails, representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The unity cross becomes a beautiful, permanent reminder of the love and commitment in your marriage… is a beacon of the couple’s love for each other – and their future in Christ.”
The Unity Heart® – “is also a multi-piece sculpture assembled by the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony, representing how the two hearts become one… Two hearts are locked together by the Crystal Ball peg representing the Bride and Groom’s shared Faith in God. The groom’s sturdy outer heart provides strength to frame his bride’s intricately carved inner heart giving support and beauty to her husband’s life. It is a permanent reminder of the love and commitment to your marriage.”
For an outdoor wedding, think about planting a young tree. This represents the growth you and your new spouse will experience together. During the ceremony, the bride and groom can each pour soil from separate containers onto the planting, symbolizing two individuals coming together as one. If you want a smaller plant to keep in your home as a decorative reminder, you can use a potted plant and cups of soil on the ceremony table. You can even use soil from your respective hometowns.
During a sand ceremony, also called a “blending of the sands” ceremony, the couple uses two small containers filled with sand of different colors. They pour the sand into a larger container to symbolize their coming together. This tradition represents the idea that just as it is difficult to separate the sand once it has been mixed, so will the couple’s union be strong and not easily broken.
Last but not least is the cord of three strands. Also commonly known as God’s knot, “It symbolizes God’s joining of one man and one woman into a marriage relationship. Marriage takes three; you, your soon-to-be spouse, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage.”This symbol of unity is taken from the following bible verse: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12.” The white cord represented the bride, gold the groom, and purple God.
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