Honor your moms with a "Mother's Kiss" at your ceremony #Friends & Family Advice#ceremony#mother of the bride#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony September 20 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Jaryd Neibauer Photos by Jaryd Neibauer Related Post From sand to science: 14 unity ceremonies to symbolize your new partnership A friend recently asked me for some unity ceremony ideas. She already knew about sand ceremonies, but she wanted some different suggestions to symbolize the... Read more There are lots of ways to show your love and respect to your parents (and parent-like figures in your life) at the ceremony. They can light unity candles, walk you down the aisle, do readings, be given a flower, and of course, be memorialized, if that's the situation. But we love the idea of the "mother's kiss" from Jacqueline and Felipe's country glamour wedding. They decided to honor their mothers by getting one last kiss as single people before they were married. It was pretty damn sweet. Here's how they did it: We exchanged simple vows and then proceeded to what ended up being my favorite part: the "Mother's Kiss." After exchanging rings, our mothers were brought up so that the first person to kiss us at birth would also be the last person to kiss us as single people. I'm not a crier, but that moment with our moms totally got me. Then we were pronounced husband and wife. D'awww. Ring security, puppy wranglers, and train conductors: Alternative wedding party roles for kids We recently heard about a bride with five sisters, ranging in age from infant to adult, all needing a role in her wedding party. We're fans of having just as… Read More Will you be including family in your ceremony? Tell us about it in the comments! 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 Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she 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 baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS A spectacular literary wedding with a mountain backdrop and a killer red dress NEXT Dallas wedding and portrait photographer Mary Cyrus is back with a special deal for all y'all Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I absolutely love this idea but I need some help with verbiage. My mom passed away 20 years ago and my dad is remarried to a wonderful woman whom I love very much. How can I word this part of the ceremony in a way that both honors the mom I lost and celebrates the stepmom I have? Reply Leave a Reply to Heidi Cancel Reply Your 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.