From this day forward...

Your wedding date is set.  You've picked a venue and all of the wonderful vendors that will make your big day come together- so now it's time for the details!!!  The most important of all, in my opinion:  the ceremony.  Your wedding day will probably consist of 10-15 hours of preparations and celebrations, but the actual words you speak and actions you partake in to become one will only last a few moments.  These will forever be etched into your memory- so although I don't recommend a crazy long ceremony, these added touches will add even just a tad more meaning to your day.  Many of the greatest officiants, priests, and pastors will have their own traditions to follow such as the unity candle,  but in case you're looking for something a little different - here are some ideas to inspire you and help make your beautiful ceremony even just a little more memorable.  

1. RoseWater Blessing

 The officiant dips an evergreen branch in rosewater and casts its lovely scent around the area in which the couple will be married.

The officiant dips an evergreen branch in rosewater and casts its lovely scent around the area in which the couple will be married.

2. Ring Warming

 A very special way to involve your bridal party and all of your guests...  during this ritual, you will give your loved ones a chance to hold your wedding bands for a moment and say a prayer, wish, or blessing for your marriage.  By the time they make it back to your fingers, they'll be overflowing with love from your family and friends. 

A very special way to involve your bridal party and all of your guests...  during this ritual, you will give your loved ones a chance to hold your wedding bands for a moment and say a prayer, wish, or blessing for your marriage.  By the time they make it back to your fingers, they'll be overflowing with love from your family and friends. 

3. Cord braiding

 A symbol of God's sacred union of marriage.  "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not easily broken."

A symbol of God's sacred union of marriage.  "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not easily broken."

4.  Hand Fasting

 There are plenty of variations of this, but the general idea is to bind them together while wrapping a ribbon, rope, or cord around their hands in the shape of the infinity symbol.

There are plenty of variations of this, but the general idea is to bind them together while wrapping a ribbon, rope, or cord around their hands in the shape of the infinity symbol.

 

5. Sand Ceremony

 Much like the lighting of the unity candle, this ritual signifies the joining of two hearts, two souls, two families.  Each person is represented with a different color, and pours each seperate container of sand into one.  A great alternative to candles for outdoor ceremonies.

Much like the lighting of the unity candle, this ritual signifies the joining of two hearts, two souls, two families.  Each person is represented with a different color, and pours each seperate container of sand into one.  A great alternative to candles for outdoor ceremonies.

6.  Tying the Knot

 Specific to Judge Mosley's wedding ceremony specialties, he involves couples and all guests through a beautiful, meaningful ritual.  I won't spoil the surprise- it's more special when you experience it on your own! 

Specific to Judge Mosley's wedding ceremony specialties, he involves couples and all guests through a beautiful, meaningful ritual.  I won't spoil the surprise- it's more special when you experience it on your own!