Secure your love 5ever with this love lock unity ceremony #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Jan 11 2016) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Love lock by Lace and Twig 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 Jessica and Tyler's Magic the Gathering wedding featured a love lock unity ceremony, that will secure your love not just forever, but 5ever. They clasped a lock around a metal tree. Love locks are popular in many cities, including Paris (so popular at the Pont des Arts, Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, and the Pont de l'Archevêché bridges that it's becoming an architectural problem), but also a lovely idea that, when translated into a love lock unity ceremony, makes us swoon. Jess and Tyler clasped their lock around a metal tree that they purchased from a home store. Here's how it all came about: On one of our dates, we were grabbing dinner with a couple friends of ours at a great Mexican restaurant. I ordered a bottle of Coke, which was in a glass bottle from Mexico. I opened the bottle and read the label aloud, which stated, "No Retornables." Tyler thought I was quoting something from homestarrunner.com and asked which cartoon it was from, and I said, "No! It's Spanish. It means, "No Returns!" Since then, Tyler would include "no retornables" on cards and flowers that he would send me while he was out of state at school. It became an important phrase in our relationship and marriage. AKA: No backsies. No matter what. In true, offbeat fashion, Tyler and I accidently locked our lovelock backwards during the ceremony. So the only way we can view what is engraved is by hanging the heart upside down around the tree trunk. You could do your own version of a love lock with any structure you like: a mini fence to hang on your wall, a picture frame, or even to lock a wine ceremony box. You can find love locks on Etsy, Amazon, and plain locks at any home store. Photo by Stacie Doi More unity ceremony ideas: 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 the ideal metaphor for their… Read More Will you be having a unity ceremony at your wedding? Tell us about it! Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS What is "slice of life" photography and why it will save your wedding photos NEXT The first rule of this boxing match wedding: tell everyone! Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] 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.