Your guide to civil ceremonies in Argyll and Bute


Candle Ceremony This ceremony involves the couple, using individual candles which they will in turn use to light one unity candle. Family and friends will then be invited forward to light their own candles from the unity candle flame in a symbolic act of togetherness and the merging of both families. The unity candle ceremony is often used in naming ceremonies too as a gesture of unity, symbolising that those present will always surround the child(ren) in a circle of love. A memorial candle can also be lit in memory of someone who, for whatever reason, cannot attend the ceremony.

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Sand Ceremony The sand ceremony can be a beautiful and colourful addition to add to your ceremony. This ceremony requires the couple to provide different colours of sand and a vase, jar or even a shadow box frame. Some choose to personalise their container with the date of marriage or their names. The sand is then poured into the chosen container by different people that you have picked to be a part of your ceremony, each symbolising a different aspect of you, your relationship and your families. The colours can create a unique pattern or design. It can then be kept by the couple as a keepsake of their day.

Love Story Make your ceremony personal and unique by telling your love story. Tell the story of how you met, the proposal or what your plans are for the future together. You can even ask a family member to create something for you. For more details or other ideas for your ceremony please visit our website at www.argyll-bute. ‘What a fabulous service from booking our date to the big day!’

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