Vow Renewals

Renewing your wedding vows is a wonderful way of reaffirming a happy marriage. Maybe you have been married 10, 20 or 50 years. It may be that the time feels right for you and you want to mark the occasion by celebrating your life together.  

 

Often couples will renew their vows so that children and family members who were not there the first time can celebrate with you. You can now recreate your dream wedding. I will get to know you and make sure that your renewal of vows ceremony tells your unique story. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or something grand. 

 

I will help you plan your special celebration. What better way to tell that special person that you love them now more than ever! 

Ceremony Elements

Unity Candle Ceremony


The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (called the "unity candle") in the center. At the beginning of the ceremony, the couple or a representative from each family light the two taper candles. When the couple completes their vows they light the center unity candle together.




Hand Fasting


An old Celtic tradition where the couples hands are tied together with ribbon or cord. This symbolises that you are bound together and is where we get the expression ‘Tying the knot’.




Ring Warming


A ring warming ceremony gives wedding guests an opportunity to hold your wedding bands and wish you good luck for your marriage. Each guest will, briefly, hold your rings either before or during your ceremony and take a moment to bestow their blessings upon them. It is a meaningful way to involve all your guests in the ceremony and makes your wedding bands so much more significant knowing that you are wearing everyone’s blessings on your finger!




Sand Ceremony


A clear glass vase is placed on the ceremony table. This is often accessorised or engraved with the couple’s initials or names and the date. - Two smaller vases containing different coloured sands are placed either side of the central vase, for the couple. - During the wedding sand ceremony, the couple take turns to pour sand from their individual vases into the central vase, creating a layered effect. It is also a lovely way to include children, using different coloured sand for each family member. - Finally they pour the remainder of the sand into the vase at the same time so that the two colours combine and can’t be separated, symbolising their unity.




Wine Box Ceremony


A wine box ceremony is a wedding ritual in which, during the ceremony, a bottle of wine (or preferred tipple) is enclosed into a box. Some couples opt to add an extra layer of meaning within the ceremony by including love letters to one another alongside the wine, or by designating a specific occasion (such as your anniversary) when the box will be opened and the wine will be drank. How lovely...




Tree Planting Ceremony


Do you want something that will grow as your love grows over the years, and not a the usual keepsakes from your day that can be forgotten? You may be interested in doing a Tree Planting Ceremony. You add the soil to a potted tree you will be planting in your home together. A lovely symbol of planting roots together & watching a physical representation of your love growing over the years.





Ceremonies

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Wicklow, Ireland

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