We also can't possibly forget to thank Donna Schonhoff as well in helping us create our very own personal ceremony that included our children. The Family Promises and Sand Ceremony showed the depth of our commitment.
We are so grateful to all! – Lisa & Brent

Including Children in the Ceremony

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Often we think of marriage as just the joining of two people. In reality, marriage can be much broader. This is even more apparent when the bride and/or groom have children. With children present, the wedding ceremony also becomes the proclaiming of a new family.

A couple may desire to include their children in their wedding ceremony making it even more meaningful not only to them, as the couple being married, but also to their children.

Family Medallion®

After the exchange of vows, the children are invited for a special unity ceremony. In the medallion ceremony, the child(ren) are presented with a special Family Medallion┬« symbolizing the creation of the new family. Meaningful words are exchanged between the new step parent and the child(ren). If there are children on both sides, they also exchange words accepting each other as brothers and sisters. Please view special Family Medallion® jewelry to be presented to the child(ren).
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Family Unity

This ceremony has a script similar to the Family Medallion® ceremony. Each child may be presented with a special gift.

Family Unity Candle Lighting

During this ceremony, each child is presented with a small youth taper candle and together, the bride, groom, and child(ren) light a special family unity candle. This symbolizes the uniting of a new family. The age of the child(ren) should be considered because of the candle flame. Special Family Unity Candles available.

Family Unity Sand

In this ceremony the bride, groom, and child(ren) pour their own color of sand together in a family unity container symbolizing the blending of the family. What fun the children will have picking their own colors of sand, adding a bit of their personalities to the ceremony. Please view our unity sand sets in our on-line store.

Ribbon tying

This ceremony is a nice way to include children in the ceremony. Towards the end of the ceremony, the hands of the bride and groom are loosely tied together by their child(ren) with a soft ribbon signifying his/her/their happiness and/or blessing of the marriage of their parent(s).

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