Planning a same-sex wedding means that you get to create your own traditions from scratch. Many wedding traditions might not make sense for your wedding day, therefore we recommend starting from the core and building a ceremony that reflects your love for one another.
Rob, Oakwood Ceremonies, a UK and Global based celebrant service provider, agrees and says, 'I love creating beautiful alternatives to traditional ceremonies and am passionate about helping those who do not wish to have a traditional wedding. Being able to offer a unique, personalised services to couples and families, truly makes me smile. Whether it be a large wedding or a more intimate occasion, there is nothing greater than being part of a unique ceremony that is based on a couples love.'
Unity wedding ceremonies offer a unique alternative to the typical wedding, allowing you to declare your love for one another in a memorable way. So, if you want to say more than just vows, consider these unity ceremony ideas.
The Sand Ceremony
A sand ceremony can take place before or after you say your vows. You both have your own colour of sand, and these are mixed in a single vessel to symbolise the way your lives are now intertwined. Once combined, separating the grains of sand would be impossible.
You could choose sand from different beaches or choose coloured sand to reflect your personality. One partner pours in half of their sand while saying their vows, followed by the other partner. Finally, you pour the rest of your sand at the same time, creating a beautiful mix. Engrave the bottle with your wedding date and seal it for a beautiful memento.
This is perfect if you’re planning an overseas wedding with Hour Weddings. Choose sand from your favourite beaches for the ceremony.