Ceremony Elements

Create your personalized ceremony using these readings, songs, unity rituals, and other ideas.

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The Sofreh: A Persian Wedding Tradition

What is a sofreh? It’s a Persian wedding ceremony tradition; meaning a table or a "spread."   In a Persian wedding, the ceremony area, including a stage or table, is...

A Backyard Wedding: Ailar and Robert’s Wedding Story

The wedding story of Ailar and Robert, who were married May 5, 2020 (their anniversary!), in a beautiful backyard ceremony in Marietta, Georgia, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Love...

These Are The Days Of The Endless Dancing

Time for a music break! I woke up today singing one of my favorite Van Morrison songs, These Are The Days. These are the days of the endless summer These...

Roots Entwined Together

Time for a poetry break! This beautiful reading is one of my all-time favorites for weddings. An excerpt from Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières: “Love is a temporary madness;...

Happy Anniversary: Sara and Jacob

Happy 5 year anniversary to Sara and Jacob, married 28 March 2015. May you be enveloped in love! I’d like to share the parents’ blessing from this beautiful ceremony, which...

Lakeside Loveliness: Chelsea and Curt’s Wedding Story

The wedding story of Chelsea and Curt, who were married September 28, 2019, at a large rental house at Lake Rabun, Georgia. We stood on a flower mandala as this...

Types Of Rituals

What are the different types of rituals? There are many types of rituals, most of which deal with transition (changes that have happened, are happening, or may happen). It’s an...

What Is Ritual?

What Is Ritual? Rite, Ceremony, Symbolic Act, Intention, Connection A vital part of any ceremony or rite is ritual. A ceremony depends on ritual to imbue it with meaning. Rituals...

The Art of Love: Jennie and Gary’s Wedding Story

The wedding story of Jennie and Gary, who were married June 30, 2018, at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. A Brady Bunch-style blended family came together in an artful...

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