Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Symbolic Ceremonies - The Unity Candle

Symbolic Weddings are a beautiful way to create your own unique ceremony and make your day more interesting and representative of your life together. There are no legal or religious restrictions and because of this there is a lot more flexibilty and your ceremony can be performed just about anywhere in Tuscany... ancient chapels, Tuscan villas, rustic farmhouses, vineyards, olive groves and more. It's an ideal choice for anyone who would love a non-traditional destination wedding or for couples who want to reaffirm their wedding vows.

One popular choice for a symbolic ceremony is lighting a unity candle, which represents the joining of the couple and their two families. The unity candle is lit by the bride and groom or it is also lovely to include your guests, allowing them to show their support for your marriage. Give each guest a candle and have an attendant light one, then have your guests pass the flame to one another until all the candles are lit, after which the two of you light your own unity candle.

There are lots of alternatives for symbolic ceremonies such as a wine ceremony, hand fasting ritual, butterfly release and more. If you are interested in finding out more, we would love to hear from you, email Chiara at info@weddingsintuscany.info.

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