Post # 1
I pop in here every now and then because you guys are full of ideas. So as the time comes close to our wedding date things are getting crazier, but I am so ready to start this new chapter of our lives together.
Forever I have been thinking of alternatives to the sand and candle ceremony. Those are so not us. He is a mechanic and into all things Cars and I cooking is my Passion so i’m into all things kitchen.
I was thinking of getting 2 cute pouring bottles and a decorated olive oil bottle. I was thinking getting some tiny pebbles and painting them red and black. Our parents will have the color pebbles. This will represent the foundation they have built for us so they will pour in first.
Then I will have a little bottle with some olive oil and he will have a little bottle of motor oil (both are like a yellow champagne color) and pour into the big oil jar. Both oils will mix together and the pebbles will be at the bottom.
The only thing I cant figure out is like a little poem or something to go with it.
What do you think of my idea.
Post # 3
@kvassell1987: I think it could be a cute idea! I know we absolutely do NOT want that sand ceremony so I feel ya on that.
My FI wants to do a black and tan mixing ceremony haha…where we pour Guinness and a pale ale together and then drink a bit…I said absolutely not, even though we’re both beer people! I just don’t think it’s appropriate..
But I like your idea!
Post # 4
I was considering a handfasting, but when I brought it up casually to my mom I got very raised eyebrows. I know our priest is kind of old school so she’s worried he wouldn’t want to do it.
I did also like this one that I saw originally on Pinterest (sorry!) where they mixed paint on a canvas: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/02/28/eco-friendly-la-wedding-venue/
Post # 5
@ebarnes0: I actually think his idea is so cool though. I know when I tell my mom and sister about my idea they are going to think I am crazy but I think it is so us and after being stressed about everyone else for the last year of wedding planning this will be the most us thing of our wedding.
Post # 6
I like the idea, but I’m curious about it’s long term durability/safety. It’s probably something to ask someone else about.
I’m tempted to do a Rose cemony. Each of our parents hand us a Rose, and we exchange Roses as the first gift of our marriage. My plan would be to dry them out and put them on a vase.
My FI really wants a sand cermony as it is something that lasts longer after the wedding. My mother really wants a candle as that is what she did. I nixed that, as I am a clutz, and I have seen so many people’s candle cermony where the candle didn’t light, and in that situation, I would be liable to burn down the church. 🙁
Post # 7
I’m doing a painting thing. Take a canvas and a couple colors of paint and pour it onto the canvas. I didn’t want to do the sand either!
Here is a link to the reading/story behind it. ( http://www.simplyidoceremonies.com/1/post/2013/02/unity-painting.html ) I like the reasoning that the start of your lives is a blank canvas and the colors represent the moments to be had together. I think I might do a quote with tape or rubber cement and take it off after the paint dries. I
Post # 8
@kvassell1987: Oh I’m not saying I don’t think it’s a cool idea – I just don’t think it’s right for the kind of ceremony we’re planning haha.