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Circle Of Love

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#11 Copita

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    Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:34 AM

    I love this idea! Do it!

    #12 FinallyMrsBeckermann

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      Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:19 PM

      I just read the following on Fresh Bride
      It sounds like a very beautiful and symbolic thing to do.. I love all these new fresh ideas =-)

      Circle-Seating With A Twist.

      If you're not getting married in a religious venue, consider some less conventional seating arrangements to optimize the experience for everyone coming to see you get married. I always make a special visit to the wedding location with my clients to investigate how we might use the space to create an interesting ceremony environment. Seating in-the-round is always fun because it gives everyone a chance to really see you (vs. the sitting in the last pew of the church). And you can still have your walk down the aisle. Here's how it can work:

      1. Set up the chairs in a circle, leaving a four-seat wide opening for an entrance and another space opposite the entrance where your wedding party will stand. They will be part of what creates the circle.

      2. Instead of a walk down the aisle, the wedding party members enter the circle and walk around the inside perimeter (in front of the guests) until they arrive at their station opposite the entrance. Have half the members go clockwise and the others go counter-clockwise, alternating direction with each person that enters the circle.

      3. The groom awaits his bride at the circle's entrance and together, they walk around the entire inside of the circle so they and their guests can see each other "up close and personal." When they have made their walk, they take their places on a low riser set up in the middle of the circle. Here, with their officiant, the ceremony takes place. You can even turn to stand in different directions throughout the ceremony, so that everyone gets a front, side and back view of your radiant beauty.

      One more important element:

      4. After the bride and groom take their place on the platform, the two people sitting on opposite sides of the entrance "close the circle" by holding the ends of a ribbon (provided to them in advance). This brings energy and attention into the center of the circle for the ceremony. When the ceremony ends, the bride and groom break open the circle by walking through the gently held ribbon. The wedding party exists by walking straight across the circle. The celebration begins. And the guests will have something interesting to talk about at the reception!

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