Guacamole unity ceremony: How to work in a SNACK at the altar (with script!) #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#food#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony October 18 2016 | Guest post by Marika Krause Ponce Photos by: Michelle Turner Photography Photos by Michelle Turner Photography Related Post Glaciers, puzzles, and beermosas: 10 offbeat unity ceremonies we adore Unity cocktails, unity wine boxes, unity candles, unity science projects, and even unity sandwiches -- damn we love us some uniting! We've rounded up a... Read more It started off as a joke. Neither of us are super religious and our main wedding goal was to throw an epic party. We wanted a meaningful ceremony, but nothing jumped out at us. "We're getting married in Mexico. What if we had a guacamole unity ceremony?" I blurted out one day after combing through ceremony readings. "We could call it 'Holy Guacamole,'" my partner Carlos added. The idea grew into an unforgettable moment for us and our guests. Another perk: After our rehearsal, one bridesmaid said when she saw the table at the altar she was worried we were going to do a sand ceremony, which she'd seen so many times as an oft-bridesmaid. She LOVED the guac idea. It's icing on the cake, er, salt on the margarita glass when you please your snarkiest friend. Related Post 8 of our favorite alternative unity ceremonies including one that nets you a permanent piece of art We've talked about lots of alternative unity ceremonies before, but we've got even more we wanted to collect and share with you to get your... Read more We got inspiration for the meaning behind each ingredient from an Offbeat Bride post about a unity sandwich and added our own twists. My sister led the ceremony and added one of the most important notes after we took turns adding each ingredient. (I added probably too many jalapenos — why would I risk jinxing our passion for each other?!) "Now comes one of the most important part, The Work," she said. "Take your time and do a good job. Remember to take the time to enjoy building a life together and pride in the love that you pour into your relationship." It was a thoughtful touch from a new wife herself. We assured our guests there would be plenty of guac at the reception, before feeding each other our first taste of marital bliss. Our venue, Playa Fiesta, was amazing enough to prep each ingredient for us. We also arrived in Puerto Vallarta few days before the ceremony so we hunted down a gorgeous bowl that's now a loving reminder of the wedding day. An unrelated pro tip: hide a selfie stick at the altar. After our first kiss, we also "sealed with a selfie," and it's probably our favorite picture. This is your love on guac… Guacamole unity ceremony script "Intro: Every marriage ceremony includes an aspect of unity. This aspect is designed to be the symbolic unification of the couple in front of their beloved community. Some use two candles to ignite a larger candle, some wrap hands together with cloth, some gather the community and receive blessings. Carlos and Marika are going to use the making of guacamole to signify their joining together today as one. Avocado: The foundation of one killer combo. It's filling and nutritious. They're best picked when ripe — when the time is right to be mashed together in delicious harmony. Lime: Lime represents prosperity and good fortune. Also, given our beautiful tropical setting, a reminder to garnish life with adventure and relaxing times together. Salt and Pepper: Represent the blending of two families… and how your traditions bring out the best flavors of each other. Onion: A reminder there will be times that bring you tears, but tough times ultimately make you a stronger dish. Tomato: Tomatoes are a key component in both Italian and Mexican cuisine. Dubbed the European "Love Fruit," it's also a symbol of fertility with it's many seeds… Jalapeño: Represents heat and passion to keep the marriage going for decades to come. Mix it up! Now comes one of the most important part: The Work. Take your time and do a good job. Remember to take the time to enjoy building a life together and pride in the love that you pour into your relationship. At this time we'd like ask Marika and Carlos to enjoy the first taste of their holy matrimony… There will be plenty of Guacamole the reception for all of our friends and family to enjoy." 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 the ideal metaphor for their… Read More 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 Guest post written by Marika Krause Ponce Marika Krause Ponce is a storyteller. She was a broadcast journalist for a decade before leaping into non profit communications. She loves getting the word out about good people doing good things. She's obsessed with her dog Rufio, husband Carlos, and events that celebrate diversity and inclusiveness. Oh, and guacamole. She clearly loves guacamole. https://www.instagram.com/mightymarika/ PREVIOUS Skip the veil in favor of these MERMAID CROWNS NEXT More than just advice, this is a THEMED advice guest book idea that you'll want to steal Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] Brilliant!! I hope to recommend something like this to future clients. Reply Love this idea. A big twist on the traditions of a "wine ceremony" or "bread ceremony." Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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