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"