Instead of a unity candle we asked our mothers to engrave a secret message on the inside of the anniversary wine box which we will read on our anniversary dates. It ended up being my one of favorite parts of the ceremony.
Love this DIY Wedding Tutorial // How to build your own 'wedding ceremony wine box' to be sealed by hammer and nail during your ceremony. and to be opened on your first Anniversary ~ This blueprint fits any size wine bottle!
Wine box ceremony at Aldea - The bride and groom write a note to each other about why they fell in love & how they feel today. The officiant explains the wine box ceremony, and in front of everyone, the bride and groom put their love notes and a bottle of their favorite wine in the wine box, which is then locked, and they vow to open up on whichever anniversary they choose or during a big fight. The ceremony takes about 5 minutes and would be done in place of a unity candle or unity sand.
Gray and Yellow Wedding at The Barn at Fallingwater