pippin-hill-ceremonyWhen planning your wedding, don’t overlook the ceremony that is a touching symbol of the start of your new life together. As the most important part of your day, shouldn’t it be as unique and personal as your reception?

We have a few suggestions to make your ceremony both special and memorable:

1. Offer a Hospitality Station

hospitality-station-holland-artsFor the early arrivals, what better way to greet your guests than a cool beverage? Homemade lemonade or even a fun signature cocktail is a refreshing option on a warm day.

Tying the knot in the winter months? Warm your guests with a heartwarming mug of cocoa, or Pippin Hill spiced cider! Whatever season it is, a thoughtful beverage is an unexpected surprise pre-ceremony.

2. Create a Circle of Love

Circle-of-Love-Eric-kelleyTradition has it that the guests are seated behind the Bride & Groom during the ceremony. Unfortunately, they oftentimes miss out on the best part – your vows, and even expressions.

Consider creating a circle of love, or even semi-circle surrounding you and your groom.  The ceremony will feel more intimate, and guests will remember this setup with great fondness.

3. Invite Your Furry Friend

Is your pup a primary member of your family? Bring him along, and incorporate the pup in the ceremony. Whether as the ring bearer or flower girl, or perhaps just the honorary guest, incorporating a furry friend is a fun site for your guests, and let’s face it – makes for some pretty cute photos.

4. Creatively Comfort your Guests

holland and artsKeep your guests happy and comfortable throughout the ceremony.

For a hot August ceremony, cool off with individual fans and shade the sun with sunglasses.
Have some fun and get creative! Fan on one side, program on the other.

In the winter, warm the ladies with a cozy shawl that incorporates the wedding colors.

first photo by Jen Fariello with Soiree Events
second and fifth photo by Holland Arts Photo with Easton Events
third photo by Eric Kelley Photography
fourth photo by Elisa Bricker Photography 

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