Your wedding ceremony should be as unique as you are as a couple. We offer many extras that can be added to your ceremony for a customized celebration of love. Extras are only available with the "Mutual Weirdness" package. Click on each extra for a link to a Pinterest board that has unique and creative ideas! Want to try something new? So do we! Let's work on it.
1. Tattoo Ceremony. It is becoming somewhat common for couples to forgo the traditional exchanging of wedding rings and instead “exchange” couples tattoos. This can take the form of a tattoo on your ring finger or other area of your body. We offer the opportunity to bring a local (highly regarded) tattoo artist to your ceremony or reception and incorporate the actual act of getting a tattoo into the festivities. There will be an additional cost that will be payable to the tattoo artist. Let us know if you are interested!
2. Sand Ceremony. The "Blending of the Sands" ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful alternative to the "Unity Candle" ceremony. Like a Unity Candle the pouring of two different colored sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom or the joining of their families.
3. Unity Candle Ceremony. At the beginning of the wedding ceremony, a representative from each family (usually the mothers of the couple) light the two tapered candles. Later in the ceremony (usually after the formal vows), the couple uses the two tapered candles to light the large pillar (unity) candle together.
4. The Love Letter Ceremony. The love letter ceremony is a romantic concept that involves both the bride and groom writing letters to each other listing all the reasons why they fell in love. The letters are then sealed and placed in a box along with a bottle of wine to be opened either on a set anniversary date or in times of hardship (which is why this concept has also been dubbed a "fight box"). The couple would then open the box to read the letters to each other and drink to their marriage. Afterwards, you can write new letters to be sealed and opened on a future anniversary.
5. Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony. A Love Letter and Wine Box ceremony will serve as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heartfelt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away in a wine box to be revealed several years into your marriage. Whiskey, Scotch or Tequila can easily be switched out for the wine.
6. The Reverse Unity Candle Ceremony. This is by far one of our favorite unity ceremony ideas. A small twist on the traditional unity lighting ceremony, the reverse unity candle involves all the guests and we can almost guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the crowd. How it works: After the bride and groom light the main unity candle, they continue down into the pews to begin lighting the candle of the maid of honor and best man, who then continue passing the flame one by one until every candle in the crowd is lit. The result is a magical room of candlelight that unites the bride and groom with their family and friends. We especially love this reverse unity ceremony idea for evening weddings or dimly lit venues where it will have the most impact. (For larger weddings, the bride and groom can opt to continue down the aisle lighting the first candle at the end of each pew to help speed the procession).
7. The Rose Ceremony. In the Rose Ceremony, the Bride and Groom give each other a red rose bud. Two red rose buds are all that is necessary. If you have children involved in the ceremony, you may have a rose for each of them too. The Rose Ceremony is placed near the end of the ceremony just "after" being pronounced husband and wife.