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Celebrating the union of two people who are in love and wish to make a public declaration of their love and life-long commitment to one another in the company of family and friends. These ceremonies are symbolic and the legalities can be completed either in your country of origin or here in Cyprus by the local municipality officers.
Renewal of Vows
This ceremony is for married couples wishing to reaffirm their love and commitment to each other in a personal and unique ceremony. It may be to celebrate a special anniversary, or perhaps, following a challenging time in your lives, or simply because you couldn’t have the celebration you wanted for your marriage.
A commitment ceremony enables couples of any gender who are unable to or do not wish to formally marry, to celebrate and acknowledge their partnership.
Whilst same-sex Civil Unions (marriages) are now legal in Cyrus, the legal ceremony must be conducted by the District Officer at a prescribed venue and ‘must not take any excessively celebratory character’. For same-sex couples wishing to celebrate their love and commitment to each other in a romantic and beautiful setting, we can create a very personal, meaningful and memorable ceremony
Trash the stress; buy the dress! For so many reasons, elopement ceremonies are becoming more and more popular. The small intimate ceremonies are so special and beautiful.. sometimes it can just be the two of you, or others may want to bring their children or a couple of close friends.
Ceremony enhancements and symbolic actions.
Weddings are powerful rituals no matter what form is used. Choosing the right one for you can make the difference between a meaningful event and one that’s not quite what you had in mind. Whatever you choose, I hope your ceremony will be the beginning of a life filled with love, good health, and laughter.
Joining of Hands
For many years, couples have been holding each other’s hands as they join in marriage, symbolising not only their love but also their connection and joining. The simple act of holding hands whilst exchanging vows never fails to touch couples, families and friends.
Giving or Exchanging of Rings
Since time immemorial, this traditional ceremony represents the vows and promises that the couple has exchanged. The circle shape of the ring is a symbol of eternity and never-ending and immortal love.
The wedding rings are passed around the family and friends, being held for a second or two and being infused with loving and positive thoughts before they are passed to the bride and groom to exchange.
An old traditional Pagan style wedding ceremony – a joining of hands and joining of lives in communion with nature, friends and family using a combination of four elements of air, fire, water and earth. The couple’s hands are bound together with ceremonial cords, representing the binding as one of two separate lives.
Jumping The Broom
Taking the next great leap of faith is symbolised by the couple leaping over a beautifully decorated broom. Flowers, herbs and tokens are symbols of fertility and happiness.
Candles are particularly effective at evening and indoor ceremonies. The candles can be lit in various ways to represent the coming together of two people to live as one or to take a special moment to remember those who are no longer with us.
This is an imaginative way of involving the children in the celebration. The couple and their children each hold their own coloured sand and take a turn pouring sand into a special glass vase, symbolising two families coming together as one new family in love and harmony. The sealed multi-coloured layered vessel is a beautiful element to take home as a reminder that marriages are not always just a union of two.
Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals which can be used as part of the ceremony.
- A diamond is forever – the most traditional of gemstones.
- Emerald for fertility
- Garnet is regarded as the stone of passionate devotion; toward family, friends, the self, and purpose in life.
- Opal is recognised as a stone strongly associated with emotions, including love and passion.
- Rose Quartz is known as the stone of “gentle love”, bringing peace and calm to relationships.
Balloons, butterflies and doves are all often released after open-air ceremonies.
A ceremonial certificate signed by both partners and two witnesses giving that more traditional photo opportunity.
These may be chosen to reflect couples shared interests and pursuits from Pirates to Harry Potter, from Fiesta to Fancy Dress, from Rapunzel to New Romantic – it is your day – do it your way!
There may be certain rituals which have been used in family weddings through the generations which can be woven into your ceremony.
Multi-Cultural or Multi-Religious Rituals
For couples from different cultures or religions, elements from each can be blended to give a truly personal ceremony involving both families.
It’s Only Words
Many people choose to write their own words and vows, if you find this daunting, I am here to help, creating a ceremony which is personal to you using words you feel comfortable with. There are a huge number of readings and poems available and I will be happy to guide you to make your selection easier.
Music plays an important part in the life of most people. It has, after all, been quoted as ‘the food of love’! Music can evoke strong emotional connections on your special day – perhaps reminding you of your first date or first dance.
You may want live music, with singers or musicians or we can arrange recorded music for you.