Unity Rituals

I love symbolism, and look for meaning in things I see around me every day. A great way to seal your memories in your mind is to do something tangible to symbolize your ceremony. There are great ways to do it, and I’m always looking for new, creative ways to celebrate!

  • Wine Pouring – a bottle of red, a bottle of white, blend your lives together into something unique!

  • Fight Box – Write a love letter to each other, grab something memorable from a first date, and throw in some tissues. When you hit a bump in the road, this box will remind you of the love you share.

  • Hand Fasting – Pictured above. Literally tie the Knot as you say your I Do’s by binding your hands together. A great, romantic tradition!

  • Candy Blending – Great for kids! A take on the tradition of blending sand, this is a great way to celebrate your different “flavours” that you bring to the family. Without everyone, the candy jar wouldn’t be the same!

  • Tree Planting – There’s so much symbolism in the roots of a tree, how it grows, or survives droughts and storms. A great way to tie your love to nature.

  • Ring Warming – pass your wedding bands around for everyone to surround them with love and warm wishes, before you surround each other’s finger with them.

  • Whiskey Tasting – Whiskey is the product of hard work, age, and love. Without proper care, it can disappear. Share a drink, and keep the bottle safe well into your marriage.

This is a whiskey tasting. Think of how complex whiskey is. Grains endure harsh weather, harvesting, and boiling before being left to age in barrels. All of this contributes to its character and flavour. Now, think of your own relationship. You, too, have endured a lot as you’ve grown to this moment of your lives. This unique ritual gives you a moment to reflect on where you’ve come from, and cheers to where you’re heading.

This is a whiskey tasting. Think of how complex whiskey is. Grains endure harsh weather, harvesting, and boiling before being left to age in barrels. All of this contributes to its character and flavour. Now, think of your own relationship. You, too, have endured a lot as you’ve grown to this moment of your lives. This unique ritual gives you a moment to reflect on where you’ve come from, and cheers to where you’re heading.