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Processional Order

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Every ceremony kicks off with a processional. This is the grand entrance of all the key players in the wedding. Each will take their turn walking down the aisle and taking their spot in the audience or at the altar. While it all depends who you’ve included in your wedding party and who will accompany the bride, here’s the traditional order:

  • The bride’s mother
  • The groomsmen (if they’re not going down the aisle with the bridesmaids)
  • The best man
  • The groom
  • The officiant
  • The bridesmaids (and possibly groomsmen)
  • The maid of honor
  • The flower girl(s) and ring bearer(s)
  • The father of the bride and the bride

Ceremony Structure

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  • Processional 
  • Opening Remarks 
  • Charge to the couple
  • Exchanging of vows
  • Exchanging of rings
  • Unifying Ritual *
  • Declaration of marriage 
  • First Kiss as spouses
  • Closing
  • Recessional
  • Signing 

Ceremony Types

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We perform 3 basic types of ceremonies: 

  • Civil ( usually no mention of God) This is a legal ceremony. Most commonly performed at an elopement. 


  • Spiritual ( Includes mentions of God/ Creator) 


  • Religious  (Includes mentions of God/Creator and may include specific scriptural readings during ceremony)

Unique Ceremony Additions

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  • Handfasting Ceremony ( the officiant or celebrant ties (fasting) the hands of the happy couple together to declare their unity and secure their marriage. It’s not time-consuming or expensive, so it’s an easy way to add a little something extra to your wedding ceremony.)
  • Wine Box Ceremony   Both partners place a love letter and a bottle of wine into a (usually decorative) box and lock it up. These treasures are intended to be saved for a milestone anniversary, so you’ll get to enjoy their spoils later. 

More additions

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  • Ring Warming Ceremony All of your guests will simply touch (or warm) the wedding rings with their hands to bless the bands with good vibes and hopes for your relationship. Some couples choose to keep the rings in one spot or they tie them to a string or place them in a dish and pass them around the crowd so that they don’t go MIA. 
  • Officiant Ring Blessing Your officiant can ask your community to bless the rings and therefore the marriage with a simple "call to action" prayer before the ring exchange. this is a great way to include ALL guests. 

More....

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  • Sage/Incense Smudging Ceremony An indigenous tradition that encourages cleansing and purification. While it’s not exclusively used for weddings, it’s found its way into many. How does it work, you ask? A bundle of sage is lit and waved around the happy couple to purge negative energy, giving them a fresh start on their big day. We think this is a great add on because around here, we believe in energy! 

Yet more....

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  • Sky Lantern Ceremony Light up the night on your wedding day with a sky lantern ceremony. You and your guests will tie prayers, blessings or requests to lanterns and let them fly into the sky so that deities receive the messages.  We LOVE this addition if you are having a night time ceremony !! 

 

  • Tying the Knot Ceremony Since you’re tying the knot, why not have a tying the knot ceremony? The ritual is  exactly what it sounds like - you and your partner will work together to tie a fisherman’s knot (one of the strongest and most reliable knots) with a rope at the altar. This style of knot grows stronger under pressure and is meant to symbolize the strength of your relationship. (Also, you can frame the know in a shadowbox to look at later!)

Last one we promise...

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  • Unity Water Ceremony A unity water ceremony is a sweet and simple little ritual that involves both partners pouring water, wine or another liquid of your choosing from two separate glasses into one glass. In its new vessel it will mix together, symbolizing the merging of your two lives.  (This is a great idea or addition if your venue doesn't allow candles or fire of any sort. )

 

  • Unity Candle Ceremony A unity candle ceremony is similar to a unity water ceremony, but instead of two glasses of water becoming one, the flames of two separate candles will be used to light a third. This candle burns with the light of both you and your partner and shows how bright you are as a duo.

What about confetti?

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Here are a few of our favourite confetti ideas for your wedding ceremony exit.


  • Paper Airplanes
  • Flower petals 
  • Mini Pom Poms 
  • Paper Hearts
  • Bird Seed
  • Bubbles ( we LOVE bubbles !!) plus they are easy to clean up !
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Leaves 
  • Rice ( the traditional go to) 
  • ANYTHING BUT GLITTER ( glitter is one of the biggest environmental pests out there right now.) Read more here.