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We can perform a Rose Ceremony.  A rose ceremony can add a touch of elegance, romance, and beauty to your ceremony.  There are basically two kinds of rose ceremonies.  In one, the mothers of the bride and groom are each given a rose. In the second, the bride and groom exchange roses with each other.  This is a beautiful option, especially in a garden setting!


The Rose Gift to Mothers occurs near the beginning of the ceremony, just after the officiant's
welcome and introduction to the ceremony.  It also can be done right after a unity candle ceremony.  The Rose Gift is especially sweet and touching when it's a surprise for the Moms! 

You may also write notes of love and gratitude, rolled up like scrolls, and attached to the roses with a ribbon. In these letters you can tell your mothers how much they mean to you, tell them how much they have contributed to their lives, and thank them.
Officiant: "We open this ceremony with a symbolic gift of beauty and gratitude to the women who gave the bride and groom life- their mothers."

The bride and groom both give a rose to one mother and then the other with hugs and kisses, and maybe a whispered "I love you" in their ears.

For a very small wedding, the Bride could give a rose to each of the guests.


This Rose Ceremony occurs near the end of the ceremony, just before you are pronounced
husband and wife.

Officiant: "In the elegant language of flowers, a single red rose always means "I love you."  (Groom's Name) and (Bride's Name) have chosen to give each other red roses, as a symbol of their love, and as their first gifts to each other as husband and wife.

(bride and groom exchange roses)

 (Groom's Name) and (Bride's Name), I would ask that wherever you may make your home, that you choose a special location. And at those times when words fail, that you leave a red rose at that spot you have both selected -- a rose that will say what matters more than all other words..."I still love you." The other should accept this rose for the words that cannot be found, and remember the love and hope that you both have shared today.

(Groom's Name) and (Bride's Name), love has given you wings, and your journey begins.  It is love that brought you here today, and it is by love your marriage shall endure."


A beautiful variant is
THE WHITE ROSE CEREMONY, which may be used as an exchange of vows.

Groom (handing his bride a white rose): "_____, take this rose as a symbol of my love. It began as a tiny bud and blossomed, just as my love has grown and blossomed for you."

Bride (placing the rose into a bud vase filled with water): "I take this rose, as a symbol of your love, and place it into water, a symbol of life. For, just as this rose cannot live without water, I cannot live without you."

Groom: "In remembrance of this day, I will give you a white rose each year on our anniversary, as a reaffirmation of my love and the vows spoken here today."

Bride: "And I will refill this vase with water each year, ready to receive your gift, in reaffirmation of the new life you have given me and the vows spoken here today."

Groom (joining hands with bride around vase): "And so, this white rose symbolizes my commitment to you today.
I vow to be a faithful husband to you, to comfort you, honor you, respect you, and cherish you all the days of my life."

Bride: "And I vow to be a faithful wife to you, to comfort you, honor you, respect you, and cherish you all the days of my life".


We have a fantastic selection of sample ceremonies, ceremony ideas and options, and much more to choose from when you book with us.  Contact us now to start creating the CT wedding ceremony of your dreams!

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