Apart from 2 statements that are required under the Marriage Act for your wedding to be legal, you can totally customize your vows and the ceremony if you wish. You can include music, readings, beautiful symbolic ceremonies, friends and family - it's up to you how you wish to celebrate your special day. Here you will find just a few examples of different ceremony types, but I am always open to helping you plan whatever kind of ceremony you have dreamed of.
Blended Family Vow Ceremony
During or after the wedding vows, the couple, (and any children they want to include) each takes a vase of
different coloured sand and pours it into a single large vessel. This lovely keepsake is a wonderful visual reminder
of your special day and the beautiful coming together of individuals as a family.
The Stone Ceremony is a wonderful way to make all of your guests feel part of your special day and your future together. It usually involves using small pebbles or stones which are given to friends and family upon their arrival. Guests hold these stones during the ceremony and make a heartfelt wish for your life together. Some couples provide permanent markers for friends and family to write their names and add their wish. The stones are gathered
up after the ceremony and become a lovely keepsake for you.
Unity Candle Ceremony
Hand Fasting Ceremony
A beautiful Celtic Tradition, popular in Scotland and Ireland, couples have their hands bound together to show their connection and devotion toward one another, as they literally "Tie the knot" in front of their friends and family. You can use one or more threads, and will have a beautiful eternal knot as a keepsake following this ceremony.
A rehearsal is highly recommended if you are having a Hand Fasting Ceremony!