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Unity Wine Ceremonies

Unity Wine Ceremony – Civil I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is one wine glass and two individual carafes of wine, one red and one white.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table and the Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____ are going to perform a Unity Wine Ceremony as a symbol of their marriage.  One carafe contains red wine representing the deep richness of the love in their hearts and the robust energy which keeps their loving relationship going.  The other carafe contains white wine, fermented in oak barrels, it represents the strength of a loving marriage and a lingering taste in their soul for the love they feel for each other. They will combine some of the two wines into the common cup, creating a rosé, which is symbolic of their blending together through a committed relationship in marriage.  Some of the wine will remain in their individual carafes which represents that each of them remain separate individuals.

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, please pour some of the wine from your carafe into the Common Cup.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple takes their separate carafes and pours some of the wine into the Common Cup, leaving some wine in each carafe.  The volume of the music is turned down again during the following:)

 

Officiant: This cup is a sign of your unity. Although you are two distinct persons, both respecting the equal dignity of the other, you have chosen to unite your lives and to seek your happiness together. You drink from the same cup to be reminded that you will share pain and pleasure, struggle and hope.

 

(Officiant picks up Common Cup.)

 

Officiant: Drink now, and may the cup of your lives be sweet and full to overflowing.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up again as Officiant hands Common Cup to Groom who drinks and then Groom hands it to Bride who drinks.  The music fades and stops as the Couple and Officiant return to their previous places.)

Unity Wine Ceremony – Civil II

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is one wine glass and two individual carafes of wine, one red and one white.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table and the Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  The wine sharing ceremony embraces the traditions that began well before the medieval period.  During those times a Couple would celebrate their pledge to each other by drinking wine from a single cup which symbolized one blood, one family and one kin.

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____ these two carafes of wine represent your individual spirits; all that you are and all that you have been.  This Common Cup in the center is your marriage; the joining of your two lives and two spirits.

 

Officiant:  As you pour your wine, keep in mind the pledge you made to each other today.  It is the pledge of the passion of your spirits, the constant friendship of your hearts, and the deepest love your souls have to give.  It is the pledge of all that is within you, the only true pledge that one heart can offer to another.

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, please pour some of the wine from your carafe into the Common Cup.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple each takes their separate carafes and pours some of the wine into the common cup, leaving some wine in each carafe.  The volume of the music is turned down again during the following:)

 

Officiant:  Now your two individual lives are combined, like the two wines in the Common Cup.  Yet, some of the wine remains in each carafe, demonstrating that even as you are choosing to blend your lives together, you are still individuals. 

 

(Officiant picks up Common Cup.)

 

Officiant:  Drink now in celebration of your pledge and the blending of your lives.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up again as Officiant hands Common Cup to Groom who drinks and then Groom hands it to Bride who drinks.  The music fades and stops as the Couple and Officiant return to their previous places.)

Unity Wine Ceremony – Religious I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is one wine glass and two individual carafes of wine, one red and one white.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(The Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____ are going to perform a Unity Wine Ceremony as a symbol of their marriage.  One carafe contains red wine representing the deep richness of the love in their hearts and the robust energy which keeps their loving relationship going.  The other carafe contains white wine, fermented in oak barrels, it represents the strength of a loving marriage and a lingering taste in their soul for the love they feel for each other. They will combine some of the two wines into the common cup, creating a rosé, which is symbolic of their blending together through a committed relationship in marriage.  Some of the wine will remain in their individual carafes which represents that each of them remain separate individuals.

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, please pour some of the wine from your carafe into the Common Cup.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple takes their separate carafes and pours some of the wine into the Common Cup, leaving some wine in each carafe.  The volume of the music is turned down again during the following: )

 

Officiant: Bless, O Lord, this drink and this cup.  And as Thou didst bless the six stone vases in Cana of Galilee and made wine out of water, so too deign to bless and sanctify this drink and this cup with Thy perpetual blessing:  that whoever tastes of it may come to prosperity in the present age and be worthy of eternal joy in the next.  Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.

 

Officiant:  Amen.

 

(Officiant picks up Common Cup.)

 

Officiant: May the robust energy, strength, and rich love you have for each other be with you always.  You may now share the Common Cup.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up again as Officiant hands Common Cup to Groom who drinks and then Groom hands it to Bride who drinks.  The music fades and stops as the Couple and the Officiant return to their previous places.)

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