Our particular client we had used a vase that had been passed down from generations. They used silk mums as their flowers but you could use literally any flower you like, fake or real!
So instead of pouring sand, water, wine or lighting a candle, the bride and groom each put a flower in the vase. Then have the important people in your life come up and put a flower in your vase and give hugs to the bride and groom. They can come up in couples, or as individuals, whatever you like, personalize it for you.
It was really sweet and emotional for the bride and groom. And it was a great way to involve the family and thank them for being there and supporting the forming of their new family. It really touched my heart, I couldn't help but get teary-eyed.
Thank you Russell Martin for capturing this beautiful ceremony!!