Whip up your own "relationship ingredients" wedding ceremony idea #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#readings#unity ceremony May 17 | Megan Finley meggyfin "The secret ingredient is cat hair" Cross Stitch Pattern by Etsy seller Ampyfied When we were considering wedding ceremony ideas, the one that resonated the most with us was something like the unity sandwich, since we're both foodies. (Although a unity waffle would be more our style! Alas, there was no outlet at our ceremony site to plug in our beloved Death Star waffle iron.) Related Post Build a delicious marriage foundation with a unity sandwich 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... Read more But I love the symbolism of using different ingredients to come together and make something beautiful, unique, and delicious. I had also been inspired by my friends' wedding where they did a modern interpretation of the Jewish 7 Blessings. They asked friends and relatives to each read and expound upon one of these blessings: love, home, humor and play, wisdom, health, art, and community. That's when Mike chimed in and said, "It doesn't have to be 7 — or even those things in particular — we can make up whatever feels right for us." I realized that we could combine those two ideas to make our "Relationship Ingredients Ceremony." I sat down and started to think… What are the basic ingredients of our relationship? I came up with these six things: Friendship — we're actually each others' best friend. (Eye roll, I know) Love — both emotional and physical (and by that I mean sex, of course) Laughter — I can't get it up for someone who doesn't make me laugh Openness — this encompasses things like communication, trust, and vulnerability Creativity — we enjoy working together on writing projects and brainstorming creative ideas together Community — this encompasses our combined friends, family, home, and fur babies We've asked friends and family members to take one of those ingredients and whip up something to represent it at our wedding. It could be a short speech, a true story, or a reading they found — whatever they want (as long as it's not intolerably long). And I can't wait to hear what they come up with on the day of our wedding. Start thinking about the ingredients of relationship… What makes your two great tastes go great together? What are the most delicious parts of your love? Whatever that combination is, is the perfect recipe for your wedding ceremony de jour. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS You'll want a bookstore photo session after seeing this retro wedding inspiration NEXT An Andy Warhol-inspired wedding had an artist's eye and it totally shows Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] This is really sweet and I can't wait to hear what your family and friends come up with! I think some of our ingredients would be humor, acceptance, love, respect, mutual liking of nerdy things, and cats? Cats can be an ingredient right? 1 agrees Reply Of course! The lead image says it all. 😉 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.