- 3 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
our reverand mentioned a wine unity ceremony, and i have never seen that done before (outside of a traditional jewish wedding). i did some research on line and i really like that idea, rather than doing a unity candle (i’m accident prone).
below is a sample excerpt from a wine unity ceremony. there are other ceremonies that involve me pouring red wine and FI pouring white wine into a carafe, but i’m super paranoid i’ll drip it on my gown so i would need a bridal bib.
Wine is the symbol of joy and celebration.
Throughout history, in nearly all cultures and traditions, the sharing of a cup of wine has been used as a universal, central moment of sharing during significant moments. For many it symbolizes the celebration of the harvest, the changing seasons of life, or the ultimate personal sacrifice which others have made on our behalf.
Wine is, after all, the result of years of hard work, the tender care of the grape, a thoughtful mix of ingredients, the patient fermenting, and the unique flavors of each year.
So it is fitting that the couple take their first cup of wine as husband and wife, to not only celebrate all that has taken pace in their lives to this point, but as an expression of hope and faith in the harvest of their lives, the commitment they make, the sacrifice of all whom has made this moment possible.
Bride and Groom, will you each pick up your glass and bring to mind your promises, the honor and integrity with you have made them and your shared hopes and dreams… and toast to one another?