Blessing Ceremonies in Tuscany, Italy

Avrete sicuramente sentito parlare di blessing, letteralmente benedizione, ma di cosa si tratta?

Come già accennato è bellissimo potersi sposare in un prato con una vista mozzafiato, davanti a dei vigneti, o ad una immensa piscina, oppure in un bosco incantato circondati da candele e luci… o ancora oppure al mare, in spiaggia.

Insomma ognuno di noi ha un luogo ideale dove scambiarsi le promesse e pronunciare il fatidico “si”. Ma chiaramente in tutti i luoghi incantati non è possibile fare un matrimonio con valenza legale, ma solo in alcune location specifiche.

And you should be aware that here in Tuscany we have many romantic and impressive locations for any kind of ceremony...

Among the non-religiuos blessing ceremonies, the unity candle ceremony is very popular, and symbolizes the coming together of the bride and groom and their two families.

The ceremony is performed as follows: the mothers (or older female relative) of the couple each light a small candle at each side of the larger main candle. The bride and groom then take the side candles and together they light the main candle in the center of the display. They may then exchange simple vows and blow out the side candles to signify their new unity, which is represented by the large single candle.

As with the unity candle, sand ceremonies are becoming very fashionable. These are more suitable for outdoor, or al fresco, settings. Again, they symbolize the unity of the couple.

Three glass containers are used; two small ones, each containing a different color of sand, represent the bride and groom – and a larger vase or decorative glass container which is slowly filled with sand by the couple from their two small vases of colored sand, alternating each color.

The sand blends together to make a unique and decorative pattern. This vase may be etched with the names or initials of the couple; our designer can create a unique monogram for the vase, which will be a permanent keepsake of your special blessing ceremony.

Whether your choice is, at BeA Alfresco Wedding we will help you in creating your unique, stylish bespoke wedding.

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