A symbolic candle may fit nicely with your wedding vows. You could light a candle together, symbolising new beginnings, hope and eternal love. Also perfect for naming ceremonies - parents and 'godparents' lighting a candle for the child.
Perfect for any occasion is a sand ceremony. Mixing sand of different colours signifying a new unbreakable union. As the sand can never be separated neither will you. The colours of the sand layer and blend as you blend your lives in your marriage or as you blend your family with your new addition.
Jumping the broom is a lovely tradition. Originally the wife jumped the broom signifying her commitment to clean the courtyard of her new home! Times have changed and today couples see it as leaving their pasts behind and jumping into a shared future together.
Plant or tree planting as a sign of new growth. This could be a symbol of the new life you will have together or the bonds for a new family. Adding the soil to ensure it will grow. In order to thrive it will need care and attention, sunlight, food and water. It symbolises the growth of your love. Nurture your tree and it will grow strongly with deep roots as will your love.
Handfasting is an ancient Celtic ritual in which the hands are tied together to symbolise the binding of two lives, their connection and devotion to one another. It may be that you have colours or fabric that has a tradition in your family or you can pick colours to suit the bridal party. Simple, effective and a beautiful, visual ritual.
A Quaich ceremony is a Scottish traditional two handed cup. The Quaich is often referred to as the love cup as you take a handle to take a drink, showing you trust one another to share the cup. The Quaich can also be used at the reception for your first toast. You can drink anything from it - your favourite tipple - gin and tonic, beer, wine or even water!