Dave and I wanted to do something unique for our unity ceremony, something that was memorable, special, and fitting for a mountain wedding.
I was inspired by a ceremony that involved guests holding small river rocks during the ceremony, and combining them to signify the coming together of both the couple and two groups of family and friends.
(courtesy of Knottie thecheshirekat)
In speaking with our officiant, we though it would be special to take this one step further: we came up with the idea of having our guests not only hold their rocks during the ceremony, but use pens to write sentiments on them.
We bought nearly 40 pounds of large decorative river rocks from Walmart, and spent an hour at Michael's trying to find a pen that would write on them, dry quickly, and not rub off. Slick Writers in black and white did the trick!
We made a sign on the printer for our guests to know what to do with the rocks, which greeted them while they waited to be escorted to the ceremony.
At the cermemony, our guests wrote prayers, wishes, and advice for us on the rocks. They carried them to the site where we had our wedding and our bridal party collected them after our officiant made a speech about the coming together of two groups of friends and family. Our string trio played a song that I wrote while they were brought to the front and placed in a basket.
They are now in our home in a large vase that will be used as a plant stand! People see it when they come in our house, and I love the feeling I get when I see it everyday.
09/24/2009 at 12:53 pm
love that idea! so unique and personalized!
10/28/2009 at 12:08 pm
what an awesome idea!
01/08/2010 at 07:56 pm
The rock idea is so creative!
04/07/2011 at 11:24 am
Really Love this idea. I am going to be a copy cat.