Jane Austen Ceremony

Jane Austen Ceremony

A wedding ceremony isn’t supposed to be a piece of theatre (although stage management is very important!) so “theme” weddings is a term I use advisedly: the theme is really just an alternative slant that you might want to give to your wedding. Usually the theme...
Polytheistic Ceremony

Polytheistic Ceremony

Polytheistic Ceremony was also presented as a Pagan Ceremony. It focuses on the power and awe of creation, the place of humankind, and the connection of two souls within the universe. In place of religion it contemplates universal laws. So if you want to make a more...
Pagan Ceremonies

Pagan Ceremonies

  Many couples take advantage of the opportunity to author a unique ceremony by adopting a ‘theme’ which better suits their style and beliefs than a conventional ceremony. Almost anything goes as long as the sections of the Marriage Act are adhered to. When a...
Blessing Stones or Shells

Blessing Stones or Shells

Almost any item can be given symbolic significance. The blessing stones or shells ritual is perfect for a natural setting : the exchanging of stones or shells by the bride and groom, coloured or inscribed, instead of, or as well as, rings. The stones are cast by the...
Releasing Doves

Releasing Doves

Last time I wrote about the releasing of butterflies as a symbol of hope for the future and dreams fulfilled. Another symbolic finale to a ceremony ( and not just a wedding : I have seen this one work beautifully at commitments, namings and funerals) is releasing...