Special Elements

If you'd like to add something a little extra to your day to make it even more memorable, below is a list of some of the special elements that you can add into your ceremony.

You are welcome to choose whichever you like, and we can even discuss other options if you have something specific in mind. There are a lot of elements that can be added in, so please have a look on Google in case there is anything else you might want to have.

 

Please note: these all add extra time on to the ceremony, so adding too many may make the ceremony run over.


Unity Sand - from £100

The Unity Sand Ceremony is ideal for any wedding. This ceremony symbolises the joining of the couple by pouring different coloured sands into a clear jar, and is also a good way of including young children in the ceremony.

Hand Wrapping/Hand Fasting - from £100

The original meaning of “Tying the Knot”, this is a Celtic tradition where the hands are tied with ribbons to symbolise the bringing together of two people in a marriage of strength and unity forever.  This ritual can also be combined with the couple saying their oaths to each other.

Unity Candle - from £75

As a traditional ceremony option, it holds a universal meaning. It symbolises the joining of the couple in marriage and the joining of their two families. Families can each light their individual candles for the couple – symbolic of the move from their original family to a new life together.

Sharing the Light/Reverse Unity Candle - from £100

The bride and groom light their unity candles, then they turn and light the candles of their wedding party who in turn light the candles of their neighbours spreading the love and joy of the marriage.

Flowers for Unity - from £100

Each guest is given a flower as they arrive – for instance a pink one to the couple’s friends, a red one for members of the groom’s family and a white one for the bride’s relatives. Towards the end of the ceremony the celebrant will invite the guests to come and place the blooms into a large vase for the bride and groom as a symbol of everyone coming together to support the marriage.

Wine Ceremony - from £75

In the wine ceremony the couple can either choose to pour one glass of white and one of red to create a blush that they will both drink. Parents and senior bridesmaids can become involved in the blending which can then be shared amongst the guests and used as the first opportunity to drink to the couple’s health.

Jumping the Broom - from £75

This is based on a tradition which symbolises the clearing away of negativity with a sweep of the broom and creating a threshold for the couple to cross over into their new life together. The decorated broom can either remain on the ground; or be lifted slightly above it – perhaps by little bridesmaids.

Wine Box/Love Letter - from £50

The couple will write love letters to each other before the wedding which they will seal in an envelope. They will choose their favourite bottle of wine, or drink of choice, and place these and any other memorabilia in the wine box. If the couple choose to include this option during the wedding ceremony, they will seal the box and vow not to open it until an anniversary of their choice. The only other time that the box can be unsealed is if they might be having thoughts of separating; at which time they will drink the wine and read the letters which will, hopefully, remind them of why they fell in love and chose to be together in the first place.

Planting a Tree - from £75

If the ceremony is taking place in the couple’s family home, a tree can be planted to mark the occasion. The hole is dug and prepared earlier and then the bride and groom – assisted by family members help with replacing the soil (with decorated spades). This can also be done in a pre prepared pot.

Oathing Stone - from £50

This is of ancient Scottish/Celtic origin whereby the couple place their hands upon the stone while saying their vows. The vows are then “cast in stone” according to tradition. Historically this tied the couple to the land and the spirits – then either kept or cast back into the land to honour it.

Ring Warming - from £75

Before you say your vows and exchange your rings, the wedding officiant will ask everyone, including your wedding party to participate in a ring warming. The ring warming is an opportunity to send the bride and groom good luck and love through a silent wish to the rings when passed to them. (You can also include this for the ribbon or rope you use in Hand-Fasting.)