Build a delicious marriage foundation with a unity sandwich

Photos by Patty Michels Photography

Unity candles, unity sand ceremonies, unity salt ceremonies, unity cocktails, and now the UNITY SANDWICH! Rachel and her groom decided that the ever-popular sammich was the ideal metaphor for their marriage.

Here are the layers and their meanings:

  • Bread: The foundation that represents trust and communication
  • Meat: Representing strength from protein
  • Colby Jack cheese: Representing two families coming together like the mixed cheese
  • Tomato: Rachel says, "Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? It's technically a fruit, but it's still weird and confusing… so tomatoes represent conflict." HA!
  • Lettuce: Pulled from the head, it represents the dreams they share
  • Mayo and mustard: Adding flavor and excitement to the marriage

You may now take a bite!

  1. That's awesome! We would be having conflict over condiments. ;-)

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    • Same! I love this idea… but we'd never agree on what to put on the sandwich. :)

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  2. It's lunchtime here at work, I have an hour left before I can take my lunch. That sammich is screaming at me. MUST. HAVE. SAMMICHESSSS!

  3. LOL! And I like how it serves the dual purpose of making sure the couple eats something.

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    • "Dude, I bet we'll be really hungry by the time the ceremony rolls around."

      "Don't worry, I've got a plan…"

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    • I didn't even think of that! I'm completely jacking this idea. Utter genius.

  4. My fiance is going to lose his mind for this idea! and knowing that he's going to love it makes me love it that much more!

  5. THIS. IS. GENIUS. I may have to do something like this…

  6. This is in our timeline, our planner will be getting it out of our fridge and setting it up. I will post pictures. I have to say, I think this is the part we're most excited about!

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