One of the things we love about wedding ceremonies these
days is the variety of options, styles and components to choose
from. Rituals and customs that can be incorporated into your
wedding is only up to your imagination. Most European rituals are
shown on the left of the screen. However Australia is truly a
multi-cultural nation, and if your linage goes back to another
county, why not incorporate a ritual or part ritual from that
bride and or groom give each other a wedding ring as
their first gift to each other.
One or more candles are
lit to recognise family or friends that could not attend the
Blending of the Sands Ceremony
Couples pour different
coloured sands to represent their individuality and family
Family members pour
wine from 2 bottles into 1 carafe. Then the bride and groom toast
Balloon Release Ceremony
Guests write wishes for
the bride and groom on cards, tie to balloons, then balloons
released by couple.
A ancient ritual where
a cord/ribbon is tied into an infinity knot around the bride and
groom's hands. This can be done by the celebrant or one of the
parents. The term "Tying the knot" originated from this ritual.