The "re-connecting" ceremony with the 4 elements
Why choose that spiritual blessing ?
You are very close to Nature without practice a religion, you have your beliefs, universal and humanistic values, in a spirit of unity. The shelter, protection, meaning that some find in a church or a temple, you find them in the heart of the Nature enjoying a tree, a river, an ocean, a sky ...
This ceremony proposed by Agathia, offician in France, has the advantage of being especially well accepted by all people without exception. Since it is based on what constitutes the Earth and all of us: the 4 universal elements. So young and old, children or adults, atheists and believers, all religions, cultures, origins combined, will find the way of unity without division or separation. Human beings together and present to celebrate an important event, yours !
This way to celebrate, which calledl "in re-connection" with the universe and all that surrounds us "above and below", is very close to the spiritual ceremony on the beach, where the element Water is the most honored.
The contents of a “4 elements” wedding ceremony :
- A mixture of texts of all different types, sometimes invocations, testimonies and other types of participation from relatives, blessings, vows and wishes for the future.
- Elements and cardinal points: simple rituals to prepare for your commitment with each element and its symbolic attribute : Earth, Water, Air, Fire, present both in your body and in Mother Nature. The fifth one is the Divine, the love we have in our hearts. If it is possible, you insert 4 corresponding cardinal points. These rituals are experienced as a passage between the Individual state to that of the couple to share a new relationship as married people
- Music or sound effects, passages ( with a DJ or musicians, depending on your budget) and also songs.
- A procession of arrival to the location, a symbolic door, a guard of honor to congratulate the groom and the bride in this new stage of life that they are about to start.
Sitting, standing or ambulatory, in a circle or not ... everything is possible depending on the number of guests and the space available.
Where can you celebrate that spiritual blessing ?
Anywhere! But outside is better in a natural location like a forest, beach, field, hilltop, cliff ... Also the gardens of your venue (castles offer prestigious spaces), your home, a sacred site ... Choose a space naturally beautiful and diverse, half shade half sun ,with trees, a fountain or spring, flowers, etc ... Everything there will be appreciated, similar to decorating a Christmas tree! Bejeweled Mother Nature!
Suggestion of suitable decorations for your wedding :
Inside the area, decorations with 4 items (one for each element) are thought of in terms of color, selected materials (density, shape, texture ...)You have to find for 4 rituals simple objects, ideas around the senses such as touch, taste, smell, hearing, visual pleasure are included. All that is especially chosen has only a symbolic value.
Versions and options :
- Mark the four cardinal points and the circle as pagan ceremonies (if this option is chosen) - mandalas and symbolic geometric shapes
- Invite real animals or add them to your decorations: paper, pictures, statues, mobiles, ..
- Pleasing Nature's Spirits: fairies, gnomes ... inserting them in various ways to the decorative elements
- Offerings to provide for the ceremony which will be left behind upon our departure
- Music, instruments, sound effects related to the 4 elements
Fee celebrant, officiant :
A package is proposed including all necessary appointements (often on Skype), a questionnaire to fill out to begin the project, writing the ceremony in co-creation with the couple by e-mail, suggestion for choosing the location, ideas for the decoration, a presence during the preparation, the time to officiate your wedding day, to remember a book and a certificate of marriage. The amount is a small percentage of your wedding budget : for such an important moment in your life !
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Free extra service :
Agathia can recommand you freely others partners like photographer, videographer, florist, coordinator, DJ or musicians, hairdresser, transport,....and give you address of French venues
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