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Adding A Special Ceremony To A Traditional Ceremony

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#1 LauraM

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 08:39 AM

How are you customizing your wedding vows/ ceremony? We've seen the sand ceremony/water ceremony/wine ceremony time and time again. Any other ideas? We're curious about how it'll play out of we ask our DW officiant to include a Celtic Oathing Stone ceremony with out tradition vows. We would send the wedding planner the script in advance and hope everything goes smoothly but we're a little concerned there could be a lot of confusion. Anyone else doing or done something unique at their DW? How'd it work out?



(if you're not familiar with the celtic oathing ceremony...  this is what is read at the ceremony;

" mr and ms will now say their wedding vows to each other using the Celtic tradition of the oathing stone. For those of you not familiar with this tradition, it originated in Scotland and is when the bride and groom hold their hands together on a stone as they repeat their wedding vows. An oath given near a stone or water was considered to be more binding. 

(vows are said here with couple holding the stone together.)

Above you are the stars, below you are the stones.
As time passes, remember...
Like a star should your love be constant,
Like the earth should your love be firm.
Let the powers of the mind and of the intellect
guide you in your marriage,
Let the strength of your wills bind you together,
Let the power of love and desire make you happy
and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable.
Possess one another, yet be understanding.
Have patience with each other,
For storms will come, and they will go quickly,
Forced to dissipate in the light of your love.
Be free in giving of affection and of warmth.
Have no fear, and let not the ways
Or words of the unenlightened give you unease.
For your love is with you,
Now and always"

#2 NJBride2014

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:27 AM

We did the lasso/rosary ceremony along with all the other traditional things and it worked out great.  We were able to meet with the minister the day before the wedding and spoke to him about the tone we wanted for the ceremony and gave him something to read and he made some notes on it and made it his own.  It worked out great and it was very special and our guests loved it.  It made for some nice pics as well.  Its definitely a nice touch to add your own special traditions to your ceremony.  Another plus is now we have this beautiful rosary that will always be in our family and can be passed down to our kids. I'm all for making your ceremony your own. 

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#3 acw271011

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

I can't see that you would have an issue. I would think the officiants in Mexico are probably used to getting requests for things "off the beaten path". The Celtic ceremony sounds nice. My favourite is the handfasting.

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







#4 LauraM

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:51 AM

@NJBride2014 That is Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

#5 LisaAnthonyPoppy

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 05:25 AM

We are doing a traditional ceremony but seating is circle of love, we are having family/friends pass rings for blessing, hand on heart for exchange of vowels.

We kindly rejected any idea of a sand ceremony.

I would have liked to have a partial Greek Orthodox wedding, will miss out on my crowns, it's ok though :/

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