Thursday, July 8, 2010

TRADITIONS: Family Unity Ritual

Family Unity Ritual: Handstamps, originally uploaded by dj venus.

Here's a fun way to include children into your wedding ceremony: handstamping!

The bride wanted to create a memorable, and permanent, way to symbolise the new family. The couple's five year-old daughter joined them at the table, where there was a canvas and an ink pad. The bride and groom inked their daughter's hand, and their own hands, and pressed them to the canvas at the same time. After cleaning their hands with water and hand sanitizer (**Keep cleaning products close so you can maintain the flow of the ceremony!**), they gifted their daughter with a ring.

Anyone can participate! Stamping is just one way of including the family, larger community and/or beloved animals into your wedding ceremony.

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