11.11.11

There are many reasons to pick a wedding date. Convenience, of course, for the couple and their guests. Time of year – if you love spring, summer, winter or fall, you may want to celebrate one of the most important days of your life during your favorite season. Spring flowers with a garden wedding, or winter by the fire with skiing, whatever sparks your passion will influence your choice.

A great date for a wedding!

And most folks do not like to pick major holidays as it can interfere with many of your guests’ preferred plans.

Some couples pick a date that has meaning for them personally. The anniversary of their first date, a birthday, or other meaningful day.

And then there’s the date itself. And so it was that I was officiating on 11/11/11 this morning. The couple took it even further and we started the ceremony at 11:11 am.

They also chose the beautiful Salt Covenant ritual for help seal their marriage commitment. Salt is important in the Bible and important in ancient culture. In fact in biblical times men carried a pouch of salt on their belts, and when two men wanted to make a covenant of loyalty, each would take some salt from his pouch and sprinkle it in the other man’s pouch. Then they stated the terms of their agreement and shook their salt pouches, mingling the grains of salt. Shaking the salt pouches reminded them that the covenant could not be broken, because it was no longer possible separate the grains of salt. Fantastic symbolism!

Pouring the salt together.

The Salt Covenant is a beautiful marriage ritual.

So to exchange salt for the wedding they were symbolizing that their bond would be as the grains of salt once they are poured together – impossible to separate. The ritual was also done to symbolizing their personal covenant and their covenant with God. A beautiful and holy act. It was quite wonderful.

 

 

To find this salt container follow this link!

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