We are pleased to offer THREE different types of
Eternal Unity Ceremonies:
1. Candle Unity Ceremony
The Bride and Groom will light three candles representing
the sacred bond between husband and wife. First the Bride,
then the Groom lights each other's candle. Then, by combining
their flames, the couple light the third candle together,
symbolizing their eternal unity.
This moving marriage ceremony can be performed at any
indoor location of your choice in the Greater Daytona area from
Ormond Beach to New Smyrna Beach. (Due to the ever present ocean
breezes, the Eternal Unity candle ceremony is not appropriate
for beach weddings or most open outside locations. However,
we can do an outside wedding and then move inside for the Unity
Candle Ceremony, or you can choose the Rose Unity Ceremony
or the Hawaiian Sand Unity Ceremony, which can be performed
anywhere inside or outside.)
2. Rose Unity Ceremony
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single
rose always meant only one thing - it meant the words "I love you."
So it is appropriate that your first gift as husband and wife
would be a single rose. In the beautiful Rose Ceremony,
the Bride and Groom give each other a Rose. The Rose Ceremony is
placed at the end of the wedding ceremony just after being
pronounced husband and wife. In the old language of flowers, a
single red rose always meant "I love you". The rose ceremony gives
recognition to the new and most honorable title of "Husband and
Wife". The couple is also advised to use this symbolic rose in
trying times when they cannot seem to find the right words to say,
such as "I am sorry," or "I forgive you," or "I am hurting." The
rose then says what matters most of all, "I still love you," and can
overpower all other things and all other words. If there are
children who will be included in the new family, each child may then
be given a rose and a hug by the bride and groom, thus showing that
the couple's union and their love extends to and includes the
children as well, and that a new family is being formed.
3. Hawaiian Sand Ceremony
Like the unity candle, the sand is used to symbolize the uniting
of the bride and groom. Their separate lives are symbolized
by two vials of sand taken from beneath the wedding couple's
feet (if they are on the beach). After the exchange of rings, the
officiant explains the meaning of the Unity Ceremony. The Bride
and Groom then come together, and pour into one vial, the two
individual vials of sand. Their flowing together symbolizes the
joining of the couple as they share their first experience of unity
as husband and wife. The newly formed union is represented by
the intertwined pattern of sand created by the couple. This symbol
is then a keepsake of your wedding day.
This unity ceremony can be extended to include children. After the
bride and groom have poured in their sand, the children can
then collect sand from beneath the feet of the bride and groom,
which the children can then add to the unity container, thus
including them in the newly formed family. Before they add
their sand, the minister will address the children, asking for their
love, cooperation, respect and support of the new family.
Choice of ordained Christian minister or notary
public to perform a personalized, romantic, heartfelt wedding ceremony. (Spanish-speaking
minister available also.)
Our travel to any wedding site within the Greater Daytona Metro
area from Ormond Beach to New Smyrna Beach. (*a travel charge
may be added for locations more than 20 miles from our office.)
Consultation with wedding coordinator to
personalize and organize your wedding ceremony.
Wedding Music - your choice of recorded traditional or nontraditional
music from our extensive library to enhance the ambience. If we
don't have a certain song you'd like, we'll do all we can to get
it for you.
Choice of Wedding Ceremonies (there are many to choose from - traditional,
poetic, contemporary - we can customize a truly unique wedding ceremony
Soul-stirring wedding prayers and poems of your choice from our
Keepsake Certificate of Marriage on bordered parchment with
gold seal suitable
Choice of romantic Candle, Rose or Hawaiian Sand
to follow the wedding ceremony.
Unity Ceremony candles, roses or sand containers appropriate for
the unity ceremony you choose.
Use of lovely hand-made silk
Bride's Bouquet - choose from several
styles and colors (return after ceremony or purchase for $35).
Use of matching boutonniere for Groom (return after
ceremony or purchase for $5).
Your chosen wedding vows
printed on fine forever parchment suitable
Wedding Photography, including:
A) DELUXE PHOTO SLIDE SHOW DVD.
Includes fabulous TV compatible Slide Show with entire photo shoot (at least
60 images) and couple's favorite music playing
in the background! Great for sharing your wedding memories
with family and friends, at parties or reception. Includes
photographing wedding ceremony and formal photo shoot
immediately afterward at the wedding site. (Additional
charge for shooting at other location(s) in addition to wedding
site and/or for photographing reception), PLUS...
B) YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER 1, 2 OR 3 BELOW...
1) 28 prints -
variety pack (3) 8x10, (8) 5x7, (8) 3.5x5 and 9 wallets,
2) 20 prints - all 5x7,
An Internet Wedding Album (includes up to 15 photos plus
any text you would like
Also includes ONE FULL YEAR of hosting on the Internet.