Wine Unity Ceremony

Anyone doing a wine unity ceremony? I was thinking about it, but am unsure about how it's played out. One sweet wine with a bitter wine or something?
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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It was explained to me as one red wine and one white wine. Then you pour it together and make a "blush" wine. Then you both drink out of the same glass...but yes and be careful not to dribble :-)
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Strange, you both know me (the constant spiller) so well!
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm
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Posted on May 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm
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is there a vodka-grenadine unity ceremony?? of a jack-n-coke unity ceremony?? i'd be down with either of those - just not wine - i'm allergic! ok kidding!
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm
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I read about this somewhere but don't know much about it. We are starved for actual things to do during the ceremony!! We've gotten as far as 1. we show up, and 2. we say I do....
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm
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I'm doing a wine ceremony. Our ceremony is in wine country and we love wine.

Here's an excerpt. I hope it helps.

Wine Ceremony
Officiant pours wine into goblet and holds it up and says.
The years of life are as a cup of wine poured out for you to drink. This ?Cup of Life? contains within it a wine with certain properties that are sweet and symbolic of happiness, joy, hope, peace, love and delight. This same wine also holds some bitter properties that are symbolic of disappointment, sorrow, grief, despair, and life?s trials and tribulations. Together the sweet and the bitter represent ?Life?s Journey? and all of the experiences that are a natural part of it. 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.

This ?Cup of Life? is symbolic of the pledges you have made to one another to share together the fullness of life. As you drink from this cup, you acknowledge to one another that your lives, until this moment separate, have become one. Drink now, and may the cup of your lives be sweet and full to running over."

Officiant hands glass to groom, who drinks, then hands it to bride, who drinks, who passes it back to officiant.

Officiant: As you have shared this cup of wine, so may you share your lives. May all the sweetness that it holds for you be the sweeter because you taste it together. May you find life?s joys heightened, it?s bitterness sweetened, and all of life enriched by God?s blessings upon you.
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm
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Soon2B: thanks for sharing that! It's nice to see it in print what actually happens and gets said!
Posted on May 5, 2008 at 7:35 pm
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Posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:06 am
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Here's another example:



Red wine and white wine in a small carafe is placed next to an empty carafe with a wineglass on a small table near the couple. The center carafe, called the Marriage Carafe is sometimes a bit larger than the two outside "individual" carafes. Alternatively there would be 2 carafes and one empty glass. If the ???individual carafes??? are carried in the Wedding Processional the Marriage Carafe or Wine Glass is already sitting on the table and only the two individual filled carafes are carried forth.

When the Wine Ceremony is done ??? music can be played or there can be no music at all.

The Wine Ceremony can be divided into two parts. The presenting of the two individual carafes filled with red and white wine to be placed on the table near the larger empty carafe during the processional. Then part two the pouring of the two separate wines into the empty carafe and drinking the combined wine by the wedding couple. Part two follows the exchange of vows. The ceremony can be one part with the wine already sitting on the table and the couple just combining the wines before drinking them.

Part One can take place during the Wedding Processional with one of the attendants on both sides carrying the red or white carafe and placing it on the table. Or a bit earlier the parents of the couples come forward with a bottle of wine and fill the smaller carafes already on the table just before they are seated and then the wedding processional starts.



Ceremony:

After the vows the Officiant announces " We Now Shall Perform the Wine Ceremony" The couple goes to the table and each takes the individual carafe and pours some wine into the larger carafe. The groom then takes the larger filled carafe with the combined wine and pours some in a glass for the bride. The bride then takes the Larger Carafe with the combined wines and pours some into a glass for the Groom. He may now toast his bride with, " Now Our Lives Are One" and drinks from the glass she responds the same. They place the wineglass back and face back to the officiant. Who states.

This one seems like it would not taste good.
Posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:20 am
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I prefer this version

The Unity Wine Ceremony serves the same purpose as the Unity Candle Ceremony. The wine ceremony is conducted as follows: usually there is a table that is set-up with the wine, both red wine and white wine in single carafes. These two wines are mix together into a large carafe. The groom pours the red wine and the bride pours the white wine. These two wines together create a blush wine. The groom then takes the large carafe of blush wine, and pours some into a glass for the bride. The bride then does the same for the groom. Lastly, the groom toasts to his bride, usually, "Now our lives are one," and drinks. Then, she reciprocates the same toast back to him and she drinks. The officiant states that the wine ceremony signifies their union and commitment to each other. This trend originated from French Wine Country Tradition and was performed when two vineyard owners married.
Posted on May 6, 2008 at 5:25 am
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Wow, such thorough research! Thanks! FI likes the whole bitter/sweet thing, so I think we'll go with that. And hopefully we'll tie it in with communion, but that may just be too many symbols. :)
Posted on May 6, 2008 at 9:22 am

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