Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Love Letter Wine Box - A Special Ceremony for your Wedding

 Love Letter and Wine Box Ceremony 

Before their wedding day the couple writes a letter to each other.  The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, for choosing to marry as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. 

The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and neither has seen what the other has written.  

Couple placing their love letters and wine bottle in their box.

Couple is 'nailing their box shut to be opened on their 10 year anniversary.

This couple chose a lock & key to seal their box.

Couple asked their guests to sign their wine bottle before the ceremony began.  The signed bottle was placed in their box.  It was their 'guest book'. 

Vows and Love Letters written in little books which my bride and groom placed in their box.

The box contains a bottle of wine, 2 special wine glasses and a love letter from each to the other.

Wine Boxes Sealed and ready to take home to be opened on their anniversary! 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Unity Love Knot / True Lover's Knot In Your Wedding Ceremony

“Tying the Knot” in your wedding ceremony is another way 

 to symbolize your coming together as one.

The “true lovers knot” which is the strongest there is will 

not break, and will only become stronger when under 


The rope itself will break before the knot comes undone.

The two separate cords represent your past and lives 

before today.

As you intertwine your pieces, you are joining your two lives into one, representing the present.

The finished knot symbolizes your future.....

 Your two lives are now bound together as one....

For more ideas on optional ceremonies for your wedding, 

please visit my website, the options & info tab here 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Paint Pouring Ritual During Your Wedding Ceremony - WeddingWoman.net

One of the newest wedding ceremony traditions to symbolize the blending of your lives is Paint Pouring!  Every painting and every marriage begins with a blank canvas…

Paint Pouring set up at marriage ceremony site as guests are escorted to their seats.

Bride and groom add their two different colors to the canvas to symbolize their lives blending together. 

Brittany and Joseph applying their paint to the canvas 12/13/14 at Chattooga Belle Farm.

Bride and groom applying their paint to the canvas to create their unique painting.

Pouring their paint :)

Their completed painting.

Angelica and Brandon 8-3-15 - Poinsett Hotel -Greenville, SC

Angelica and Brandon - Poinsette Hotel - Greenville, SC
Angelica and Brandon applying their paint.
Finished Painting

Completed artwork for their home. A reminder of their wedding day.

Megan and Joshua  9-20-15 - Zen Greenville, SC

Megan and Josh applying their paint - Zen Greenville, SC

Their finished painting - good job!!  :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Wine Ceremony during your Wedding - http://WeddingWoman.net

Including an 'optional ceremony or tradition' into your wedding ceremony is a great way symbolize the joining of your lives in marriage. They add a 'visual effect'.  Your guests are more likely remember what they see.  One of my personal favorites is the wine ceremony..

Long ago, wine was revered as the blood of the earth.
When a bride and groom pledged themselves to each other, they drank wine from a single cup, signifying that they were becoming one blood, one family and one kin.
Cup-raising was an invitation to witness their oath and hold the persons to their words.

Wine is a symbol of abundance, joy and life. 

Your officiant can describe the properties in the wine that are symbolic of 'Life's Journey'.

Those who drink deeply from the "Cup of Life" with an open heart and willing spirit, invite the full range of challenges and experiences into their being.


May you find life’s joys heightened, it’s bitterness sweetened and all of life enriched.

A venue with a vineyard is the perfect place to include this ceremony.  Contact me for details.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wedding Ceremony Family Bible Signing

A Family Bible is a time-honored tradition.  It is handed down through a family and each successive generation records information about the family's history inside it. 

I was recently honored to officiate the wedding ceremony of a couple that wanted to include the signing of the Family Bible during  their wedding.
The bride's grandparents had given them (and all of their children and grandchildren) a Family Bible as a wedding gift.  They wanted to honor them by including them and the signing in their ceremony.

Officiant invites the grandparents to join us and sign the Family Bible.   (They had no idea this was being done, it was a complete surprise!) 

Wedding Officiant signs the Bible.

Bride signs her Family Bible as her grandmother and the groom observe.

Groom signs....

This is a wonderful way to pass on stories, family faith and traditions from one generation to the next.  

To see a complete list of all optional ceremonies and traditions that I am happy to include in your wedding ceremony (at no addional fee), please visit the 'Options and Info'  page (http://WeddingWoman.net/ceremony.htmlof my website: http://WeddingWoman.net -   Thanks for stopping by!  

**These photos courtesy of Sarah Holder Photography in Greenville, SC 
**Ceremony location:  Mary's Cottage at Falls Park - Greenville, SC 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tree Planting In Your Wedding Ceremony

A creative nature-inspired idea is to plant a tree together, adding soil (perhaps gathered from both of your hometowns) to a potted plant to symbolize your union.
You can transplant it to your yard after your wedding or when you purchase a home.

You will need a sapling, two containers of dirt, two trowels and a small watering can.

Your officiant can speak about building strong roots for the foundation of your marriage.

And as you provide sun, soil and water for your tree,

remember to nourish each other with words of encouragement, trust, and love. 

A special thank-you to Milan Morgan Photography http://MilanMorgan.com and Augusta Manor in Greenville, SC for these images.  +Brenda M. Owen - Wedding Officiant Minister - http://WeddingWoman.net 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Love Letter on your Wedding Day - http://WeddingWoman.net

Bride and Groom before your wedding day, write a love letter to each other.

The letters should describe the good qualities you find in one another, the reasons that you fell in love, for choosing to marry as well as your hopes and dreams for the future.

Seal your letter in individual envelopes and have your photographer take photos of you reading your letters.

These letters will always be a special memory, memento of you wedding day.  

Brenda Owen Wedding Officiant, Minister  http://WeddingWoman.net -

These photos courtesy Jon Torres ~ http://ISeeYouBeautiful.com http://ISeeYouBeautiful.com