Instead of a unity candle or sand ceremony, we are doing a hand ceremony:
The Hands Ceremony(turn to each other and clasp hands)
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.
These are the hands that will work along side yours as together you build your future.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief temporarily comes your way.
These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.
These are the hands that will give you support and encouragement to chase down your dreams.
These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
These are the hands that will lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into eyes that are filled with overwhelming love for you.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
Together as a team, everything you wish for can be realized. God, bless these hands that you see before you this day. May they always be held by one another.
09/16/2011 at 01:33 pm
That is the sweetest thing ever. I was trying to think of doing something instead of a sand ceremony or unity candle...and I think this might be IT. Thank u!!
12/02/2011 at 03:53 pm
I think this is what I want to do instead of the unity candle--so fantastic!