(Closed) Unique ideas for unity candle alternative–for pilot/aviationist

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

Have you ever seen the sand ceremony? It’s not aviation themed, but it’s a really special traditon and alternative to the unity candle.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My Fiance is a pilot!

We’re having some aviation elements in our wedding, but the ceremony will be in a church so I can’t help you with the unity candle idea.

I know alot of people like the sand ceremony who have done it.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I can only think of the sand ceremony also. Maybe you can do like blue and white to signify the air and clouds….?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

-Wine Box The officiant asks the couple getting married to find a strong wooden box that will hold two bottles of wine and two wine glasses. The couple is then asked to each write a letter to one another, expressing their thoughts about the good qualities that they found in their future partner and their reasons for falling in love with each other. Under no condition can they read each other’s letter. They are to seal them and put them in the box with the wine and glasses. Upon finalizing the wedding ceremony, the officiant will announce to the guests that he / she had asked the couple to write letters to each other and put them in the box with the wine and glasses. The couple each take a nail and hammer the box shut (with two pre-drilled holes to make it easier to hammer). The box is to be opened on theri 25th anniversary.

    You could get a wine box and add a great print like this:

 

-you could build off the concept that marriage is a journey. As a pilot he is used to using a check-list before takeoff. You could each write down qualities that are important to be on the checklist for a good marriage-give an example of why you know your partner has that quality, or how they have demonstrated that quality. Place those lists in a clipboard  or journal to be opened and read in the future.

    

 

 

 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Late thought- you could also add to this every year on your anniversary. Each of you would add a page -updating the checklist with what had happened during the year as a further example of those qualities.

Get a nice leather journal and draft up a template of the checklist so it will be easy to fill out:

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

LOVE the wine idea! !!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is the winebox I will be using at my wedding. The bottle is just for the picture. We are definitely not celebrating our anniversaries with Bacardi RUM but just wanted to give you an idea. I actually bought mine at “HomeGoods” there is no lock on it but its what we wanted! I loved the idea when I heard about it too! I just twisted to our liking. Goodluck!!! πŸ™‚

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Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

This is the winebox I will be using at my wedding. The bottle is just for the picture. We are definitely not celebrating our anniversaries with Bacardi RUM but just wanted to give you an idea. I actually bought mine at “HomeGoods” there is no lock on it but its what we wanted! I loved the idea when I heard about it too! I just twisted to our liking. Goodluck!!! πŸ™‚

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Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

sorry for the double posting! computer glitch

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband and I used the “Unity Box” for our wedding back in October, 2009.  Our colors were black, white and apple green and we were using the black/white damask pattern throughout our wedding decor.  I came across this gorgeous box at Hobby Lobby and thanks to a 40% off coupon, it was a steal.  We used a set of glasses we were given as an engagement givt and a bottle of wine we also recieved as an engagement gift.  As you can see from the picture I am attaching , it was a perfect fit.  We rec’d a TON of compliments on the Unity Box Ceremony after the wedding. 

It was a very unique idea andit worked really well b/c my side of the family is divorced and I have my mother and my step-mother and we also had my fiance’s mother. So, we had the moms ushered down one at a time, each one carrying one of the following: my wine glass, his wine glass and the bottle of wine!  It was perfect. If you only had two mothers to worry about – one could carry the glasses and the other the bottle of wine.  So, it works either way. 

We had the Best Man hold our letters until it was time for the Unity Ceremony and he handed them to our officiant who handed them to us. 

I’m sure you could find a way to incorporate “aviation” into it.  Maybe write your letters and instead of envelopes, make them into paper airplanes πŸ™‚

I hope this helps and would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the Unity Ceremony through this site or you could email me at [email protected].

Congtats and best of luck to you!!

~ Amanda

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