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Butterfly Release at a Wedding Ceremony

Butterflies are symbols of the spirit of freedom and happiness and provide a spectacular visual during a wedding ceremony.

After the wedding couple have spoken their vows, the butterflies are released.


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What is the Wishing Stone Ceremony?

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This ceremony involves the bride and groom, bridal party and guests. Each person at the wedding is given a stone, which is cast into a body of water nearby.

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What is the Wine Ceremony Ritual?

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The wine ceremony involves the pouring of various wines into a central glass or cup.The various wines are meant to represent the ‘journey’ of life ahead for the wedded couple, which is why mixing wines of differing varietals is an important part of the ceremony.

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What is the Warming of the Rings Ritual?

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This ritual is designed for the families to take part. Family members hold each ring for a moment, thus ‘warming’ the rings with their wishes and blessings, eventually passing the rings back to the 'ring cushion' in readiness for the exchange of rings between the bride and groom.

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What is the United Hands Forever Ritual?

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This is where the bride and groom join hands, whilst a 'plaster cast' of the moment is captured for eternity.

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What is the Seashell Ceremony?

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During this ceremony, the guests are presented with either polished stones or seashells, which they hold throughout the entire ceremony, bestowing on the stones and shells good wishes and thoughts.

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What is the Sand Ceremony?

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The sand ceremony involves the wedding couple and/or close family, adding different coloured sands to a glass container.Each contributor is given a specific colour, taking it in tuns to add the sand to the container in varying concentrations and intensities.

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What is the Rose Ceremony?

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During the Rose Ceremony there is an exchange of red roses between the bride and groom. The significance of the exchange is to demonstrate the ‘love’ between the wedded couple.

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What is the Ring Ceremony?

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This is the traditional giving of the ring ceremony. During the ring exchange, couple's may choose to say a few words.

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What is the Pagan Handfasting Ritual?

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Derived from the Pagan tradition, Handfasting is where the bride and groom drape a ribbon of their choice, material and colour across their hands during the marriage ceremony.

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What is the Hand Ceremony Ritual?

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This is a simple ceremony, where the wedding couple holds each other’s hands (palms up), so that they may see the ‘gift’ that they are to each other. The palms of each partner are a symbolic representation of the varying trials and tribulations of life ahead.

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What is the symbolism of the Dove Release?

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The symbol of releasing doves during a ceremony signifies a new beginning.The release of doves during a marriage ceremony is a spectacular and memorable event, adding a dimension to the ceremony that is almost unrivalled.

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What is the significance of the Candle Lighting Ceremony?

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The candle ceremony is a symbolic metaphor for two merging families, their unity and fortitude.Traditionally there are three candles. The respective mothers each light one of the side candles, then the bride and groom each take one of the side candles and together they light the centre candle.

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What is the significance of the Butterfly Release?

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Butterflies are symbols of the spirit of freedom and happiness and provide a spectacular visual during a wedding ceremony. After the wedding couple have spoken their vows, the butterflies are released.

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What is the Wishing Box ritual?

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This is where the guests, family and friends write messages to the bride and groom on their wedding day. The messages are placed in the box, which may be opened many years later, usually to commemorate a special occasion such as an anniversary, or a poignant birthday of a son or daughter.

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Do I have to perform a ritual at my ceremony?

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No, although most couples perform the 'giving of the rings', which is the most common ritual.

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Do I have to perform a ritual at my ceremony? Do I have to perform a ritual at my ceremony?
 

Can you recommend a ritual for my partner to accept my children?

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I recommend a ritual where your partner gives each of your children a gift (or personalised jewellery item). During the 'giving', your partner may want to say a few words.

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What is the most common ritual you perform?

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The most common ritual I perform would be the exchanging of rings, followed by either the 'warming of the rings' or 'sand ceremony'.

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Am I able to create my own ritual?

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Yes.

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Can we include Rituals in our Ceremony?

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Yes, there is a range of exciting rituals and traditions that can be incorporated into your ceremony. Rituals are a great way to include others.

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Can we include Parents in our ceremony?

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Yes, there is a range of popular rituals that include parents, such as the 'Sand Ceremony' or 'Candle Lighting Ceremony'.

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Can we include Children in our ceremony?

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Yes, there is a range of popular rituals that include children, such as the 'Warming of the Rings' or 'Balloon Release'.

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