Finding a unique unity ceremony that truly represents who you are as a couple is one of the most challenging parts of planning the wedding ceremony. When I came across this idea for a wedding unity tree, I was immediately smitten.
For centuries, lovers have etched their initials into soft bark and sowed new roots into the soil as an eternal symbol of their love, yet this enchanting ritual has remained a hidden gem to many cultures. Like a tree, a marriage must be nurtured with attention, patience and time. By planting the tree in your yard, at your parent’s home or in another meaningful location, you can literally watch your love grow over the years.
“Planting a Marriage” explores the various cultural traditions around the world that incorporate this ancient symbol of wisdom, life and nobility into the wedding festivities, ranging from the Chinese Empress to the Indian mango trees.
“The Wedding Tree,” provides couples with inspirational ideas for creating a personalized unity ceremony and offers suggestions on the best trees to choose, according to mythology, cultural lore and healing properties. One of the best aspects of this ceremony is the ability to invite guest participation.
You can also find a collection of beautiful readings for the wedding tree unity ritual, quotes for programs and sayings for guest favors in “Quotes and Readings for a Tree Ceremony.”
A wedding tree is perfect for any outdoor ceremony, and the theme translates well into all aspects of the decor. Visit the Wedding Tree Pinterest Board for tips on creating inexpensive guests favors and table settings from seeds and saplings. Some couples have also chosen to purchase a tree in honor of each guest for a charity organization to plant in a nearby park or national forest.
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