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13 Coin Ceremony

Recently I had the honor of performing a Coin Ceremony at a wedding. I like the symbolism, and it’s history. This tradition is usually associated with Hispanic weddings, and originated in Spain. Thirteen (13) coins (either gold or silver) represent Christ and his 12 apostles. It is a simple ceremony where the Bridegroom gives the … Read more

Ways to Personalize your Wedding Ceremony

Find some creative ways to infuse your ceremony with elements that are distinctly you. Hey it’s all about you; take back your ceremony! It is a ritual  time honored and sacred  but that does not mean your wedding ceremony has to be like every other. My Favorite Ceremony Ideas Offer refreshments, welcome and refresh your … Read more

Unity Sand with Children

Unity Sand has become more popular for outdoor weddings over the last few years. Unity candles blow out, or are difficult to light and stay lit, but unity sand has none of these problems. It is really a simple ceremony with great significance. It is a visible way to show two individuals becoming one. I … Read more

Bagpipes at your Wedding

Bagpipers have been entertaining guests at weddings, banquets and parties for centuries. The romantic strains of the pipes add a special touch to any wedding, whether inside a church sanctuary or outside in a park or garden. For centuries in Scotland and Ireland the music of the pipes have heralded the approach of the bridal … Read more

Memorial Rose Ceremony

A rose ceremony is simple yet profoundly moving. Normally a rose ceremony is an exchanging of roses between the bride and groom. But at a recent wedding ceremony at Saguaro Buttes the Bride and Groom used roses as a memorial, as a way of remembering family members who are no longer with us. The ceremony … Read more

The Chuppah

At Jewish weddings a chuppah is used for the ceremony with the bride and groom standing underneath it. Here the chuppah is brightly colored with family and dear friends holding each of the four poles.The chuppa has a rich history and various symbolic meanings. Chuppah literally means a canopy or a covering. A chuppah symbolizes … Read more

Celtic Wedding Blessing

The Celtic Wedding blessing can be a wonderful and simple addition to your wedding ceremony. It reads as follows. (This photo was taken by Patrick Grimes, at a Saguaro Buttes wedding.) Celtic Wedding Blessing May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. “May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase. Be no … Read more

The Rose Ceremony

The Rose Ceremony is simple yet profound. It expresses in a visible way the giving of love, one to another. It is the simple exchange of two roses from the bride and groom to symbolize the giving and receiving of love. Usually done at the end of the ceremony before the couple is pronounced husband … Read more

“The Art of a Good Marriage”

Another reading that is popular at wedding ceremonies is called “The Art of a Good Marriage” “The Art of a Good Marriage” by Wilferd Arian Peterson “A good marriage must be created. In marriage the “little” things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, … Read more