For years couples have come together and symbolized the joining of the two families together with a unity candle or even more recently, the unity sand ceremony. Unfortunately, many churches won’t allow the inclusion of the candles in the ceremony, and an outdoor ceremony almost certainly guarantees at least one flame to go out. Wind may not be a factor for the unity sand ceremony but you will find yourself protecting those grains of sand from the slightest shift in movement and becoming a less than attractive mess from your wedding night and beyond. If you do find a way past the wind, the movement, and the bishops, couples find themselves asking where does one end up displaying that symbolic candle or bottle of sand for its own happily ever after?
Enter the newest trend in Unity Ceremonies, Unity in Glass. The Fairy Godmothers recently witnessed this ceremony, and the end result is STUNNING!! We just had to share! The unity glass journey started with our couple, Katie and Miles, selecting three colors: one to represent God and one for each of their families. Similar to the sand ceremony, the officiant, the mothers of the bride and groom, and the bride and groom themselves each take their turn pouring their respective colors into a glass vase. Their personal creation shares the same symbolism as other unity ceremonies with the families coming together, supporting the unity of the couple and their marriage surrounded by God’s protection.
|Lee creating sculptures in his studio|
Photo by David Ingram
|A collection of sculptures from www.unityinglass.com|