(Closed) tree planting ceremony?

posted 9 years ago in Encore
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I found an informational blog about it here, a cute story about an old wedding tree here, and a couple who had it as part of their ceremony here, and pasted below is the tree planting portion of their ceremony script.  I think it’s a great idea-really unique!

4:46-4:50 (4 minutes) | Tree Planting Andy: Thank Camella

Now Matt and Sara are going to plant a Live Oak sapling from the backyard of Sara’s family to symbolically represent the growth of their love. In early America, live oaks were widely used to build planks in ships because of their remarkable resilience. The live oak of the "USS Constitution" USS Constitution repelled the shot of enemy gunfire so effectively that one of the sailors was heard to shout, "Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!" The ship was given the nickname, Old Ironsides.
Like the planks on ships, marriage, too, must be resilient. It must weather the challenges of daily life and the passage of time. And just like the tree that they are planting, marriage requires constant nurturing and nourishment. As they provide the sun, soil, and water for this tree, they will provide the encouragement, trust, and love needed on a daily basis to consciously nurture and nourish their connection to each other.

[Sara will hand her bouquet to Brent to hold. Jamie will bring forth the watering can, hand it to Sara, and return to her spot; Brian will hand the sapling to Matt and return to his spot; Mike will hand the pot with soil to Sara and she will hold it while Matt plants the seedling; Mike will hand the napkin to Matt to wipe off his hands; Sara will water the seedling and set the watering can down behind her.]

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is an absolutely beautiful affirmation of lifelong love!  Last year one of my coworkers got for her husband a gorgeous tree and they planted it on their anniversary..their 11th!  They’re an encore couple too!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are not doing a tree planting ceremony, but we are planting a tree/shrub at our hose for each of us to signify our marriage. We decided on gardenias for each of the children (it is so warm here that they bloom a long time and last and last) and a camellia each for David and I (our mild winters allow them to bloom the entire season). A permanent reminder of our special day!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Last night a friend and I were discussing my wedding over a bottle of cabernet and I mentioned we were not doing a sand ceremon or anything of that sort. She said “You could do a joining of soil and plant a small, hearty plant instead of using sand.” WOW! I loved the idea!

So I think since I am originally from a different city, we will each have soil from our hometowns, pour it into a beautiful clear pot (so the guests have full view of the soils combining) and plant a small Jade plant which represents good luck in health, fortune & friendship.

Yes, I think we will:)

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