Many couples are married in the ceremonies and traditions of their faith. Churches and temples are popular settings for wedding ceremonies, and the services are often presided over by an officiant of the couple's faith. For couples seeking a faith-based wedding, it's important to capture their wedding rituals on film.
Here are just a few special moments in faith-based wedding ceremonies:
- Christian weddings: kneeling in prayer, taking communion, receiving a blessing
- Jewish weddings: standing under the chuppah (canopy), drinking from the wine glass, breaking the wine glass
- Muslim weddings: signing the marriage contract, listening to the officiant's recitations and blessings
- Hindu weddings: walking around the agni (sacred fire), making offerings into the fire, the saptapadi (seven vows)
A unity ceremony, often performed with candles, is not specific to any one religion, but it can be a treasured spiritual symbol for some couples.