This ceremony is another option for including children in the ceremony where the family shares both bread and drink together.
Chalice is held up for all to see
“The chalice is a symbol of Divine Love, the well spring or vessel
of the heart, of rebirth, creation and limitless potentiality
Bride and Groom take the chalice
They face each other, each with both hands on the chalice
Bride, drink of Groom’s love and let it touch your heart.
Groom gives Bride to drink. Bride drinks, they kiss.
Groom, drink of Bride love and let it resonate through to your soul.
Bride gives Groom to drink. Groom drinks, they kiss.
By drinking in of the promises that you make this day ensures that neither of you shall ever again thirst for total love, acceptance, understanding or companionship. Now as you hold the chalice in your hands feel how great your love is for these children.
Groom and Bride put their feelings into the chalice
Child and Child drink of your parents love and know that you are as you have been, a family. They love you more than words can express, and as time goes by remember, you all drink from the same cup.
Groom and Bride, still holding chalice together, give
Children to drink, The children drink, Parents kiss them,
Couple gives chalice back
Bread is held up for all to see
Bread is representative of the Earth’s bounty. As food nourishes the body, so does love nourish the soul. In this manner so shall each of you be as sustenance to the other.
Groom and Bride take the bread
They break off a piece of bread and together they feed each other.
They kiss, then give each of the children bread and a kiss.
Remember now, as you feed each other, you will never again hunger in your heart or in your soul. For families eat from the same plate and if ever one should be lacking the others will have plenty to share”