Mi Amor Tulum Elopement – Kristen + Ryan
ZenSea Akumal Wedding – Lorena + Udi
Del Sol´s Favorite Unity Ceremony Idea
Have your guests write something beautiful on colorful ribbons and let the messages of love blow in the wind. Unity ribbons are beautiful to photograph outside with a breeze. The ribbons evoke movement, motion, they’re somewhat unpredictable and spectacular to photograph. They give off everlasting warmth and are full of positive energy. You can see a ribbon unity ceremony in Kristen + Ryan’s and Lorena + Udi’s Riviera Maya Destination weddings.
Unique Wedding Unity Ideas
“We requested our guests to select from a colorful array of ribbons and write an individual blessing for us. Ribbons were tied to a bamboo pole that washed ashore in front of our home. We held it up on the air in celebration of love, unity, and family spirit. We confided with the Sea. With the Universe. And we shared our love with All.” – Lorena
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The Crystal Unity Ceremony
Valentin Imperial Maya – Alemara + Court
Favorite Unity Ceremony Ideas: “The crystal came from the fact that we love exploring in the mountains and enjoying nature.” – Court + Alemara
“We wanted to make the ceremony unique and different. We are always looking for crystals! With my love for crystals and Alemara’s mom’s belief in the energy from them, I thought it would be a great way to showcase both, and provide a spiritual cleansing and beginning to the rings” – Court
Bloom Lake Barn Minnesota Wedding – Heather + Kyle
Secrets Maroma Wedding – Mellissa + Negin
“Unity ceremonies come in all shapes and sizes – candles, sand, locks, crosses, and braided cords of rope. They are all lovely and symbolize a very powerful union between two people. However, our motto for our wedding was to do things in a way that felt like ‘us.’”
“We knew we wanted to do something different. Nothing quite felt right. Nothing we had seen before seemed to represent us as a couple. I am not sure exactly when the idea forged. I wish I could tell you it was a great ah-ha moment but honestly, I think we were just watching TV when Kyle turned to me and said, “How about a Unity Painting?”
“At first I thought I would have to be crazy to paint in a wedding dress! The more I thought about it I couldn’t shake the idea. As an artist, painting is something I really enjoy doing and it really is a lovely metaphor for marriage. Two artists coming together to create one painting of a cross that symbolizes our Christ-centered marriage.”
“Is our painting perfect? – no. Will our marriage be perfect? – no. But it is a masterpiece – a work in progress. As it hangs on our wall it is a perfect reminder to us of the covenant we share with one another.” – Heather
Non-Traditional Unity Ceremony ideas
“We opted for a unity painting because we thought it most represented us, as individuals, and as a couple, we wanted something unique, different yet creative. We also loved the meaning behind the unity painting and live by the colors in our lives – representing the balance of union and individuality. Stepping out of the norm and creating a ‘painting masterpiece’ during our ceremony will forever be cherished. And another art piece to add to our home together.”
“Mellissa and I are spiritual, artistic individuals. We decided a perfect unity art piece for our new home would be so perfect and would have a lot of meaning behind it. We also wanted something unique and another experience we can share with each other. We both agreed that a unity painting was just the right decision for us.” – Negin
Hard Rock Cancun Wedding – Tiffany + Justin
Riu Palace Peninsula – Melanie + Scott
Favorite Unity Ceremony Ideas: Tiffany and Justin decided to celebrate their unity while enjoying a drink with a “Unity Cocktail”! We have seen a lot of ways to proclaim love for each other and the joining of two people, but a Unity Cocktail is a unique and fun way to do it!
“We decided to do the unity cocktail because we aren’t extremely religious. We’re more relaxed and wanted to do something that represented us! We both love a cocktail and entertaining, so a unity cocktail was up our alley. Getting married on the beach, we thought a unity candle would be difficult and the sand unity ceremony in the luggage could have been a mess!”
“We decided to do the unity cocktail for a few reasons. First, Justin and I aren’t extremely religious. We’re more relaxed and wanted to do something that represented us a little better. We both love a good cocktail and entertaining so a unity cocktail was more up our alley.” – Tiffany
Melanie and Scott also had an awesome unity cocktail ceremony. They went or a funky blue drink in an oversized cocktail glass – cheers!
Celtic Oathing Stone Unity Ceremony
Laura + Patrick – Beach Palace Cancun Wedding
“The oathing stone is an ancient celtic custom. The couple hold the stone while saying their vows. It’s believed that an oath given near stone or water is more binding and “sets the vows in stone.” – Laura
Kristen + Cameron – Riu Palace Riviera Maya Wedding
Religious Unity Ceremony Ideas
The Unity Cross is a multi-piece Sculpture that Kristen and Cameron assembled during their wedding unity ceremony.
Handfasting Unity Ceremony
Belmond Maroma Wedding – Angie + Greg
“Our families are important to us. The marriage is not only between us, it represents our families uniting. We didn’t choose the traditional “unity candle” as the ceremony was on the beach and it may have been difficult with the wind. We liked the “handfasting” because it represents us “tying the knot” and having our mother’s involved, representing each of our families, in uniting us.” – Angie
Blessing Box Unity Ceremony
Melissa + Jason – Casa Malca Tulum Wedding
We love any wedding ceremony that finds a way to involve all the guests in the blessing and joining of the couple. Melissa and Jason asked their guests to be a part of their ceremony by placing cards with their wishes for them in a box. A beautiful and meaningful way to make each of their loved ones a part of their union.
Water Unity Ceremony
Camille + Jason + Family – Mayan Vow Renewal
A playful twist on the sand ceremony for water lovers! Camille and her family stepped in the cenote. With water flowing between the family, joining them together, they scooped water into a bottle. Our shaman Sofia suggests keeping the water with you, or pouring it together onto your favorite tree or plant.
“We are a family of surfers and the ocean is a huge element of our lives. So having water play such a large part in our ceremony was so touching. Standing hand in hand, breath to breath, together as a family declaring our deepest wishes and promises to each other as the water flowed between us was pure magic.” – Camille
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