Engagements

Although not usually a common ceremony; engagement ceremonies are traditional for some cultures, and are becoming more popular with a lot of couples. Known as betrothals celebrations in the past, engagement ceremonies are a ceremonial way of two people making the first steps of commitment to each other. Engagement ceremonies are introductory ceremonies bringing together […]

Unity Ceremonies

Unity ceremonies are mentioned regularly on blogs, wedding pages, by Celebrants and in magazines; but what are they and how do they contribute to a personal ceremony? There are so many types of unity ceremonies available; the most popular being a unity candle, a unity wine or a unity sand ceremony. Also called special ceremony […]

Love Padlocks

I recently encountered a bridge at Birmingham‘s Gas Street Basin that had numerous padlocks or ‘love locks’ attached to it. This tradition has become very popular and there are places all over the world where lovers leave a padlock in a significant place but why is this done? Love struck couples in years gone by […]