Wedding ceremony rituals: a Rose Ceremony
I first conducted a Rose Ceremony at Susanne & Jacob’s ceremony. Being Danish, all the things which we consider to be part of a traditional ceremony in the UK, were not de rigeur! No ring exchange, no vows, no readings ….
Hence, having established that Susanne’s favourite book was The Little Prince, I read the passage where the fox talks about nurturing his rose garden and how, like a relationship, the more you put into it, the stronger it becomes. This lead beautifully to a rose ceremony.
During Mary & Mike’s ceremony, they had decided that they would like a rose ceremony as Mike had proposed in rose petals. It was a beautiful addition and which lead beautifully on from the poem ‘Love is a Beautiful Thing’.
Each and every ceremony I write is unique and based on getting to know you, your story and what you want from your ceremony.
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing, it meant the words, ‘I love you’. So, it is appropriate that for a first gift as husband and wife, that gift would be a single rose.
There are so many ideas for bespoke wedding ceremony elements – read more about some of my real life ceremonies on that section of my blog.