If you are looking to add an elegant touch to your wedding ceremony, consider the Rose Ceremony. Much like the Sand Ceremony, you can replace the Unity Candle with the Rose Ceremony or if you prefer, you follow the Unity Candle with the Rose Ceremony.
Traditionally, after the vows are exchanged, the bride and groom each present a red rose to each other. As they are presenting the roses, the Officiant usually acknowledges that the roses symbolize the couples’ love for each other and that the roses are the first gifts they are making to each other as a married couple.
The Rose Ceremony can also be included as a way for the couple to acknowledge their mothers. In this case, the presentation of the roses by the bride and groom is at the start of the ceremony with each of them offering a rose to their mother. The color of the rose can be selected by the couple. By giving the roses to their respective mothers, the couple is honoring them as well as acknowledging that their separateness before their wedding day and the joining of the two families.