Interfaith Ceremonies

An interfaith ceremony includes couples with different religious views. This wedding can be performed with either both mentions of faith or just one. The ceremony can also have no mention of religion. 

Nondenominational Ceremonies

This type of ceremony includes the mention of God without a specific religion tied to it. A ceremony of this nature is perfect for couples looking to keep the spirituality in weddings, but not be subjected to a specific one. 

Nonreligious Ceremonies

This type of wedding has no mention of god. These ceremonies can include poem readings, music or other creative elements to show love towards each other while being unique. This type of wedding is great for couples who do not want religious ties to the ceremony or for those that simply want to express themselves. 

Civil Ceremony

If your religion requires a civil ceremony, meaning a ceremony that is legally binding in addition to the ceremony, this is a perfect option. This can be the actual ceremony or a ceremony that makes the marriage legal before or after a religious ceremony. 

Sand Ceremonies

Sand ceremonies add an additional, personalized touch to the wedding. It can be added onto any type of wedding listed above. Sand ceremonies typically include three vessels of sand in which the bride and groom pour sand from their vessels into the third vessel. Usually, most of the sand is used from both parties, but sand can be leftover to symbolize individuality throughout marriage. Sand ceremonies are also great for blended families. 

sand ceremony

 

Candle Ceremonies

This type of ceremony can also be added onto any traditional ceremony. This type of ceremony includes a unity candle and two tapered candles, which are usually lit by representatives from the bride and groom's families (such as the mothers). During the ceremony, the bride and groom use the tapered candles to lit the one unity candle, representing the unity of the couple. 

unity candle

 

Knot Tying Ceremony

A knot tying ceremony is another great addition to a traditional ceremony. This usually includes one to three pieces of string or rope that the couple will tie together. When three pieces of fabric are used, it symbolizes the two individuals tying their lives togethers. At the end of the ceremony, the couple works to literally tie the knot, which can be done in multiple ways to symbolize different meanings. Some of the knots include God's knot, Infinity knot, or the Mystic Knot. 

knot tying

 

International Ceremonies

All over the world, there are even more types of ceremonies performed. If one or both persons in the couple have an international background and would like to perform a different type of ceremony, it can be accommodated. An international ceremony is also great if the couple wants to have an even more unique ceremony. Some examples of international ceremonies include drinking of sake to symbolize union at a Japanese wedding, individual asking of marriage in Islamic ceremonies or even a wedding newspaper as created in traditional German weddings. For more information or interest in this type of wedding, please fill out the form on the bookings page.