Unity cocktails, unity wine boxes, unity candles, unity science projects, and even unity sandwiches — damn we love us some uniting! We've rounded up a few of our newest offbeat unity ceremonies for your own ceremony schemes (including Keith and Corianton's lumberjack-inspired ceremony above!). Let's see what offbeat couples have been dreaming up.
Beer unity ceremonies
Meghan and Kristian also rocked a frosty mug for their unity cocktail.
Unity box letters
Karen and Frank's elven-inspired wedding featured a little ritual: an elemental unity ceremony. They utilized the elements of fire, earth, air, and water during their wedding, which fits beautifully with their other-worldly theme.
Offbeat Bride reader Adrianne informed us about a special unity ceremony she did with her partner: a hand-washing ceremony with a bowl of water and flowers.
Tara and Landon exchanged vow books, which they read silently, and then adapted their unity ceremony from an Australian stone ceremony. The couple buried gemstone hearts (Tara's was rose quartz, Landon's was jade) in the glacier, symbolizing the bond of their marriage lasting through the ebb and flow of time. D'aw… brrrr.
Sarah and James planted a special tree to honor their love:
Out in the woods, our celebrant did a blessing for us and we read our own vows before all of our guests tied a ribbon to a “wishing tree” and made a wish for us. Then, despite the horrible weather that day, we went out into the fields and planted our own cherry blossom tree. Some of the important women in our lives read “Thoughts In A Garden” by R. Gerhardt which was really fitting for our service. We can go visit our tree each year on our anniversary.
Unity blanket suture
Let's hear how Megan and Tom linked up blankets, surgery, and grandma:
My grandma gave me a baby blanket 27 years ago and when I went to live in Prague, I cut it in half, giving Tom one half and keeping the other.
On our wedding day, we symbolically sutured the blanket back together with Tom's tools (he's training to be a surgeon). Grandma loved it.
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