Wednesday, July 11, 2012

God's Knot; Unity Candle Alternative

 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." -  Ecclesiastes 4:12

The God's Knot is an idea based on this Bible verse and makes a great alternative to a Unity Candle that isn't seen as often as other options like pouring sand. Perfect for venues where candles are not permitted or for outdoor ceremonies where wind may be a problem!

God's Knot via The Wedding Chicks
At the point in your ceremony where you would usually light a unity candle, the groom holds a small metal ring with three attached strands. The bride then braids the strands together, symbolizing the union of God, husband and wife.  You could have someone read a passage about it's symbolism during the braiding or simply include it's meaning in your programs.

You can go here to purchase your own, or here's one site with DIY instructions.

It would make a great meaningful keepsake after the wedding as well.

What do you think of this idea?

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