Bride and Groom light the candles which represent love for each other and for Child(ren)’s. From the uniqueness of these separate flames, they kindle a larger and brighter flame which represents the union between Groom, Bride and Child(ren). The side candles remain burning to symbolize the continuing importance of the individual integrity within the marriage relationship. The greater height of the center candle depicts their belief that together they can become more than either could alone.
Minister: These two candles are symbolic of two people as two separate people in their own right. By the joining of two candles into one, this symbolizes the strength and the unity of two into one. Depicting Bride and Groom belief that together they can become greater than each could alone. The side candles remain burning to further symbolize the continuing importance of the individual integrity within the marriage relationship.
A beautiful addition to any ceremony, traditionally at the end.
As in any relationship there may come a time when argument and disagreement come to be and time being a wonderful healer of anger. I present to you this bell of peace. This bell can be used by either of you should the need ever arise.
The bell to be rang and peace be declared by you both, for a period in time of 10 minutes to be observed, no words, no looks of anger, no actions by either of you.
After the peace period the bell will again be rang and peace will follow.
Do you Groom undertake and promise the use of the Peace Bell.
Response: I do.
Do you Brides undertake and promise to use the Peace Bell.
Response: I do.
I therefore present to you both the Bell of Peace, use it wisely and infrequently.