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Unique Ceremonies

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#141 TuffLuv

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    Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

    I love this thread. These ideas are unique and awesome. I will do some research and see which my FI likes and decide from there. Thanks ladies.

    Tuff Luv

    Reese & Kandie

    Hard Rock

    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

    April 12, 2014

    #142 Lauren Horne

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      Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:26 PM

      We are doing sandy ceremony with the picture frame inside so it will be like a shadow box type keepsake!

      #143 TuffLuv

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        Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:55 PM

        I'm interested in the cord of three strands and the butterfly release. However, where would we get butterflies? Has anyone else thought of this?

        Tuff Luv

        Reese & Kandie

        Hard Rock

        Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

        April 12, 2014

        #144 m8chow

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        Posted 18 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

        Originally Posted by Kasey04 

        Forgive me if someone already posted about this, it's hard to trudge through all the pages of each thread! But my fiance came across this, and even though it's quite expensive, we have decided that it was just too perfect to pass up! The website is http://www.unityinglass.com/ . It's a place where you order different colored glass beads, we would pour them into a vase at the ceremony like you would sand. And then you send the beads back in and they melt down the glass to form these beautiful glass creations (figurines, vases, etc). I love that it's something we can keep forever and, god forbid it breaks, we can just send it back in to be melted together again, lol! 

        Wow that's beautiful!!! Thank you for the ideas!


        I really like the hand ceremony as well.   I also really like the idea of the sand ceremony with the picture frame inside.  Oh the decisions decisions

        #145 TuffLuv

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          Posted 18 September 2013 - 10:07 AM

          This thread has been very helpful with incorporating unique ceremony touches. I contacted my wedding coordinator about the butterfly release in the DR and unfortantely, she said that is not an option there. So, I guess we will just be doing the 3 cord strand. I love this concept as well but wanted to add the butterfly release to the end of ceremony. Oh well. Maybe it's for the best b/c I read some negative reveiws on it. Thanks again ladies for all the unique ideas.

          Tuff Luv

          Reese & Kandie

          Hard Rock

          Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

          April 12, 2014

          #146 sammbugg

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            Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:46 AM

            Anyone done a painting ceremony? Where the bride and groom paint the inside of a heart? If you have could you let me know, I would love some details on how you did it. Thanks :)

            #147 meggyducks

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              Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

              Ummm, definitely just teared up reading the hand ceremony! What a beautiful idea!

              #148 meggyducks

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                Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

                I absolutely LOVE this idea! It's perfect.

                #149 meggyducks

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                  Posted 08 October 2013 - 12:14 PM

                  Originally Posted by MissNatalie18 

                  I just did some more research - I thought about a stone ceremony and googled it. I love stones and already have them incorporated into our wedding (each guest will have a stone with their name painted on it at the seat during dinner)! I found a great idea to incorporate stones into a symbolic ceremony.

                  Option 1:
                  Have your bridesmaid or some one in your wedding party hand out a stone to each guest as they arrive. The guests will be instructed to hold onto the stone during the ceremony. Then the officient will say... I am not religious so the religious portions can be taken out.

                  Name and Name, before you met your lives were on different paths with different destinations. But love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. Each one of your friends and family here today have been given a small polished stone that represents their unique individuality and their presence at your wedding today. You also each have a stone of your own that symbolizes your previous separate lives, separate sets of friends, separate families and the different life’s journeys you once traveled.
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                  Stones are as old as time and good markers to us as memorials. God even told Joshua to take stones and use them as a memorial. (Joshua 4:7)
                  I will now ask that everyone please take out the stone you have been given and pause to make a wish, a hope, a prayer or a blessing for happiness and good will for Megan and Troy for the future of their marriage.
                  Everyone pauses to make their wish.

                  Now, we will collect the stones and the couple will then
                  add their individual stones to the container as well.
                  The couple adds their stones to the container. With the combining of these stones, you have now symbolically joined your once separate lives. As the stones have been combined with love into one container, so now are your friends and family joined, through you, into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate is now shared, and in this sharing you both will find new strength and joy as together you forge a new life’s path and destination.

                  Let these stones be a reminder and a memorial of the love and blessings and support you have today.
                  And what God has joined together, let no man separate.

                  Option 2:

                  When your guests arrive at the ceremony site, they are each given a stone. As your guests hold them during the ceremony, they are infused with the love, good wishes and heartfelt blessings that each of them are experiencing. At the end of the ceremony, your guests are asked to move to the waters edge for the casting of the blessing stones.

                  Ceremony of the Blessing Stones

                  "Ladies and Gentlemen,
                  At this time
                  May I ask you all
                  to move to the waters edge
                  for a Blessing Stone ceremony.

                  Each of you have been given a stone
                  to hold throughout this ceremony
                  The stones have now been infused
                  with your love and good wishes
                  to bless, and protect
                  (Bride's name) _________ & (Groom's name) _________

                  They ask, that in your minds
                  And in your hearts
                  You pray that their marriage be blessed.

                  Upon casting the stones
                  I ask you to take notice;

                  As the ripples
                  Touch and intertwine with one another,
                  May our love
                  also touch and intertwine

                  To spread love and good wishes
                  to all around us!

                  I ask you now to please cast the stones
                  into the Gulf Of Mexico.

                  I am going to be doing this ceremony and the hand ceremony! so excited!!! Not sure if I will do option 1 or 2, so hard to decide.


                  THIS was what I meant to attach to that last reply (still a newbie!) The stones handed out and infused with the love and wishes of our friends and family is amazing. I love to imagine it sitting in our living room as a reminder of our wedding day. I can't wait!

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