Ceremony Traditions New and Old | New Mexico Wedding Photographers


Most weddings include a unity ceremony of some kind.

We love tradition, and ceremonies that have been around for generations. But we also love when some couples may be looking to try something different during their ceremony.

So we've gathered some ideas from our past couples to share with you. These bride and grooms have all found unique ways to incorporate a unity ceremony during their wedding. We know that whether you're looking for something different or traditional, you'll love these ideas, and we hope you find something inspirational for your wedding ceremony!

.: The Unity Candle :.

The unity Candle is a traditional staple in weddings.

The unity candle traditionally represents the joining of two individuals, from two different families, who have created a new family. The flames represented the passion of each person for their future spouse. The tradition has been around since the mid 20th century and we don't see it going anywhere anytime soon.

You can also include your family in your unity candle ceremony. Have the couples dads, or moms light the first two candles that the bride and groom will use. If you have children, ask them to help you light the new middle candle representing the new family.

.: Tree Planting Ceremony:.

We've had couples who have also decided on a tree planting ceremony.

The tree represents the roots of their relationship and the continued growth of their love.

You can either plant the sapling from the bulb, or take an already planted tree in a pot, and simply add more soil and water it.

Either way you choose to do your tree planting ceremony, all I ask is that you nickname it your "Love Fern" in honor of "How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

.: Braid Ceremony:.

Many couples choose to incorporate a braid ceremony into their wedding. For many couples this stems from a bible verse which states that a "chord of three strands is not easily broken."

The three strands are meant to represent the husband, wife, and God.

Some couples choose to braid in the form of a cross, others just a simple braid.

Either route you choose, it will be a beautiful reminder as it hangs in your home.

.: Sand Ceremony :.

From out Lovely bride Tiffany:

"We chose it because we wanted to represent both the union of our families into one as we