A CUSTOM CEREMONY THAT REFLECTS YOUR INTENTIONS, VALUES AND VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING.
Your wedding ceremony should be bespoke and sacred - it should celebrate your love in a way that feels organic, sincere and wholly in line with who you are as individuals and as a couple. You are under no obligation to include every or any component of a “traditional” wedding ceremony (save for any that are required to ensure the legality of your marriage).
Your ceremony can include any, all, or none of the following:
Exchanging of rings or other objects
Declaration of vows, devotions, promises and/or intentions, prewritten or custom written by yourselves
Poems or passages of your choosing
Nonbinary, queer, gender neutral or gender diverse language
Broom jumping ritual
Symbolic component or ritual of your creation (e.g. candle lighting, sand pouring)
Honouring or acknowledging a deity of your choosing
Circle casting and/or calling in loved ones who are no longer with us to bear witness to your ceremony
YOU DON'T NEED TO BE GETTING LEGALLY MARRIED TO CELEBRATE AND HONOUR COMMITMENT.
A commitment ceremony, with or without ritual component(s), is a ceremonial event in which your friends and family bear witness as you and your love(s) commit to a life together, without legally marrying. Also a wonderful option if you are a triad or pod and wish to have a ceremonial event.
VOW/DEVOTION RENEWAL CEREMONIES
REFRESH YOUR COMMITMENT AND SET NEW INTENTIONS FOR YOUR LIFE TOGETHER.
A vow or devotion renewal ceremony, with or without ritual component(s), is a ceremonial event in which your friends and family bear witness as you and your love(s) recommit to the next chapter of your life together.
TO HANDFAST MEANS "TO FORMALLY PROMISE."
During a handfasting ceremony, a cord (handwoven with the intentions of their union) is tied around a couple's joined hands. The tying is followed by ritual that binds values, beliefs and intentions for a committed union. Fun fact: this is where the saying "tying the knot" comes from. Can be included as part of a wedding, commitment or renewal ceremony.
BROOM JUMPING RITUAL
BROOM JUMPING IS SYMBOLIC OF SWEEPING OUT OLD ENERGIES AND STARTING WITH A CLEAN SLATE.
In some traditions, the broom represents the realm of the home, and jumping the broom is symbolic of entering a new place in a relationship, and leaving behind thoughts, behaviours and patterns that will not serve you and your commitment moving forward. Can be included as part of a wedding , commitment or renewal ceremony.
BABY BLESSING OR WELCOMING
GATHER WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO BLESS AND WELCOME YOUR CHILD TO THE COMMUNITY.
A ceremonial event in which Guideparent(s), chosen by you, commit to provide guidance and support to your child on their spiritual and/or life path. Ritual component(s) optional. Serves as an excellent event in which friends and family can be thanked for their well wishes of fertility and health, if this was incorporated in your commitment ceremony, wedding or other ritual.