The most popular unity traditions that I perform:
♥ Handfasting (a.k.a. “Tying The Knot”) – I have modernized and recreated this special and unique tradition and it is a favorite of many couples. This is a beautiful century-old, tradition (most commonly used by the Irish, Scottish, and Vikings), that invites you to acknowledge six beautiful vows; each vow will be sealed with a binding of the cord. This is where the saying “tying the knot” originated. Up to 8 family members may participate in this tradition.
♥ Rose Ceremony– You have just gifted each other your wedding ring as “bride and groom.” Now, you will present your first gift to each other as “husband and wife.” The rose may be substituted for a different flower or a gift to each other.
♥ Unity Candle or Unity Sand ceremonies are a favorite of many and a wonderful way to incorporate your children or family members.
♥ Fisherman’s Knot – The fisherman’s knot is the strongest knot known – your love is its strongest when tied together. In finishing the knot, Groom and Bride will understand that only together, and through continued effort can they create a lasting union.
♥ Wine Ceremony – The bride and groom drink from a single glass of wine (or spirit of choice). This symbolizes drinking from the cup of life and sharing all of its experiences together, both bitter and sweet.
♥ Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony – Bride and groom will each write and seal a letter expressing what they love most about each other and why they fell in love. Other keepsakes can also be included: photos, flower petals from the actual ceremony, etc. The box is to be opened on a milestone anniversary, or earlier, if they feel their marriage has reached a hardship and they need to reflect upon the reasons they fell in love and chose to marry each other.
♥ Sage Cleansing – unlock the powerful cleansing and healing properties that sage is known for. It encourages positive energy and good fortune, healing energy and will bring about a more loving balanced marriage.
♥ Paint & Canvas – Your marriage starts off as a blank canvas and each day of marriage is celebrated with a splash of color! Celebrate your union in an artistic way that truly represents the two of you.