For the nerds and pagans among us: the elemental unity ceremony #Ceremony Advice#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony Updated Jul 11 2019 (Posted Aug 24 2015) Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by Beyond the Veil Photography Karen and Frank's elven-inspired wedding featured a little ritual that I think y'all are really going to want to hear about: an elemental unity ceremony. They utilized the elements of fire, earth, air, and water during their wedding, which fits beautifully with their other-worldly theme. I'll let Karen tell you how it worked: The elemental unity ceremony… included lighting a candle (fire), pouring sand into an hourglass (earth), ringing a wind chime (air), and drinking water from a goblet (water). -Karen Fairy-tale worthy, right? You could even use our awesome sponsors, Unity in Glass, to bring it all together — they'll use fire to turn your sand into glass and preserve your elemental unity ceremony in a cool piece of custom art! I'm thinking this could be adapted for pagan weddings too. Or — eyes the room — any ATLA fans in the house? Anyone cosplaying as Korra and Asami for an awesome same-sex Legend of Korra wedding? I'll just leave this idea here for you. Thanks again to Unity in Glass for sponsoring Offbeat Bride this week! Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS Rehearsal dinner planning tips for feeding, toasting, and mingling fun NEXT Thinking Bride: How Offbeat Bride helped me be more authentic Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] This is a really cool idea! Love it! Me and my groom are doing a hand fasting as a unity ceremony since I'm Catholic and he's Wiccan but he didn't want to do two separate ceremonies. He would probably have loved this too! So awesome… Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.