Symbolic Ceremonies

A symbolic wedding ceremony, is a meaningful non-religious ceremony performed by a wedding celebrant. A symbolic wedding ceremony gives you the opportunity to express your personality, your tastes and your values.

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom is a symbolic way to symbolize the sweeping away of the old and welcoming of the new, the sweeping away all negative energy making way for all things are that good to come into your lives in the new future together.

This is also a way to call for support from the entire party of friends and family meaning the couple will now begin their new life together with a clean sweep.

The broom is passed between the wedding party then placed on the ground and we ask everyone to count 1,2,3….Jump! The couple jump over the broom, immediately the music starts, and the couple make their first clean sweep steps together united to the cheers of family and friends!


Kelly is fully trained in handfasting and can add it into the wedding ceremony. Handfasting is a tradition that is a promise made between a couple for a year and a day. This is a great way to celebrate a renewal of vows or add it into a wedding ceremony.

Historically it was also used as a betrothal, and at the end of a period which lasted a year and a day the couple could choose another mate or retake their vows and marry for life.

The ceremony involves the tying of hands together with a ceremonial cloth, a cord or colourful ribbons to symbolize the coming together and remaining together.

Can Handfasting Ceremonies Be Personalized?

Absolutely! Handfasting’s can certainly be customized so that they are fun, memorable, and a complete reflection of each couple.

Here are a few ways you can customize a handfasting to fit your style and wishes:

• Family members could come up and take turns wrapping the cord around the couple’s hands. Involving loved ones always adds a special magic to any ritual.
• Use 1 cord or as many as 13 cords – whatever feels right to the couple. 1, 3, and 6 cords are most common.
• Using a rope-style cord tied into a beautiful Celtic knot makes a beautiful display during the ceremony.
• Adding charms or decorations to the ends of the cords is a nice way to personalize the cords.
• Many couples like to choose their own colours for the cords that represent some special meaning in their lives or their relationship.
• The happy couple gets to keep the cord in their home as a sweet reminder of the ceremony. Couples will often bring a special box, cloth bag, or any other decorative container that the cord is placed into after the ritual is complete.

The colours of the cords can be entirely personal. They don’t have to “mean” anything. If your favourite colour is magenta, then using a magenta-coloured cord is perfect! However, throughout time, certain symbolic meanings have been placed on colours.

A few of those are:
• White: purity, devotion, peace
• Red: passion, love
• Dark Blue: strength, longevity
• Light Blue: health, patience
• Gray: balanced
• Black: wisdom, empowered
• Green: fertility, luck
• Yellow: charm, harmony
• Orange: plentiful, kindness
• Purple: progress, power
• Pink: romance, happiness
• Gold: unity, longevity
• Silver: protection, inspiration
• Brown: earth, home
In the end, the choice of colours is entirely personal, just as it should be.

The Rose Ceremony

This is a simple way of adding a symbolic way of saying “I Love You” The bridal party exchange two red roses, symbolising the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their entire married life. The rose ceremony is also a way to convey its symbolism in difficult times to forgive each other.

The roses are exchanged as the first gift to each other the fact that you have both received the most valuable and previous gifts of life – one to always remember, the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.

Ring Warming

A ring warming is a lovely way to include all of your guests within the ceremony. Before the exchange of rings we ask the rings be passed around between all guests, each will hold them for a moment and warm them with their love a blessing, a wish of good intent for the couples future happiness.

This is a lovely thing to do at a ceremony on the beach or in your own home or garden as they are great for a smaller party.

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