When you decide on having a small intimate wedding that doesn’t mean you need to cut back on any of the functions. The only difference is that instead of having one hundred plus people, it’s only a select few.
Such is the case of Alex and Gaby, a couple which I had the pleasure of marrying this weekend. The couple wanted to have the ceremony in their backyard and only wanted their parents, brothers, and a few close friends there. A total of 20 persons including the couple.
It turned out beautifully, and during the ceremony, the couple gave a rose to their mothers as a thank you for showing them what unconditional love is.
We finished the ceremony with the Polish Bread and Salt Blessing which I outlined below.
After the ceremony, they all stayed to celebrate with the newlyweds.
Bread and Salt Blessing
Before we end this ceremony, I would like to have the parents of the bride and the groom please come forward.
The Bread and Salt Blessing is a long cherished Polish tradition which has been passed down through the centuries. It symbolizes the union of the Bride and Groom and their families.
The parents will sprinkle the bread with salt and give the bread to Gaby & Alex to eat.
The bread represents the parent’s hope that their children will never experience hunger or need.
The salt reminds the couple that their life might be difficult at times and they must learn as a couple to cope with life’s struggles.
They now present them with a glass of wine for each of them to drink. With the wine, it’s their hope that Gaby & Alex will never thirst and will have a life of good health and cheer and share the company of many good friends.
Parents Please give a kiss to Gaby & Alex as a welcome to the family and as a sign of their love and unity.”
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