Recent Wedding Ceremony Posts

10 Groom Reactions That Will Give You Goosebumps

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 10, 2015


Photo: Priscilla Thomas Photography

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding? If you’ve ever watched the movie 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl’s character states that it is NOT seeing the bride walk down the aisle but the groom’s face as he sees her for the first time. We could not agree more! Our Real Weddings Editors gathered 10 awesome reactions from recent features that will make you get goosebumps. Click through the slideshow here.

12 Unique Ceremony Readings From The Experts

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 17, 2014


Photo: Jen Yuson Photography

“. . . Love doesn’t like being left alone for long. But come home and love is always happy to see you. It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life, but you can never be mad at love for long . . . ” Can you guess where this quote is from? How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali. “I often have couples who love their dogs so much they want to include them in the ceremony in some way,” Rev. Laura Cannon of Ceremony Officiants said. “Yet as cute as their dog might be trotting down the aisle as the ring bearer; it’s not always practical. A reading like this is a great way to personalize a ceremony for dog-lovers without the added complications that having Fido in the wedding party presents.” Read more ideas here.

20 Amazing Vineyard Venues

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 24, 2014


 Tying the knot in the fall means countless options for gorgeous venues. Vineyards are especially beautiful during these months. Their acres of vines and beautiful trees create the perfect wedding backdrop. Lucky for you, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 has compiled a list of 20 Amazing Vineyard Wedding Venues from across the country. While some are sprawling, others are more appropriate for a quiet and intimate affair. Check out the list now to find the perfect one!

Wedding Traditions with a Twist

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 23, 2014



While we’re all about respecting wedding traditions here at WeddingWire, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to put your own spin on things. From hosting the cocktail hour before the ceremony, to having both parents walk you down the aisle (not just Dad!), there are many ways to change up these age-old traditions. WeddingWire FallBook 2014 gives you 14 wedding traditions with a twist to make your nuptials uniquely you!

7 Ways To Symbolize Your Marriage

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 24, 2014


Photos (from left to right): Aga Jones Photography

There’s no better way to symbolize your marriage than with a unity ceremony. Because after all, it is about two significant others becoming one, and two families being blended together. From foot washing and tree planting to candle lighting and sand combining, there are plenty of sentimental ideas out there. For example, Cameron and Christopher, above, performed the cord of three strands. “We each wrote our own vows, but didn’t read them to each other until that moment,” she said. “Hearing the vows for the first time and combining a cord of three strands (one for me, one for my groom, and one for God) into a knot during the ceremony allowed the reactions to be genuine.”