Break a watch to stop time during your wedding #Ceremony Advice#ceremony#steal-this-idea Updated Aug 23 2019 (Posted Sep 10 2015) Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Special thanks to tiger lily for uploading this photo to our Flickr pool! Photo by Wild About You Photography Tine and Niels kept a pretty loose, mystical, ethereal vibe going throughout their geeky, vegetarian-friendly wedding, but let me call your attention to one magical detail in particular. The couple decided to outsource their actual ceremony (in itself a brilliant idea absolutely worth stealing) to a few different loved ones. Here's what two guests came up with for their contribution: Two friends (brothers) tried to deterimine whether this was actually the most beautiful moment of our life and what that actually meant for our future. At the end they broke a wristwatch to conserve "the most beautiful moment" and gave it to us as a present. -Tine Now, what sci-fi-loving kid (or adult. I am certainly not one to judge) has not dreamed of manipulating time with a broken watch? If you and your partner are of a particularly geeky bent, consider working this broken-watch ceremony into your wedding rituals. Or, you know, gently con a friend into smashing one up for you. Ta da! One beautiful moment (whichever moment you choose) preserved forever in metal and glass. 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 Christie & Jesse thrill everyone with their surprise Star Trek wedding NEXT Hilarious, tear-jerking, and realistic wedding vow ideas from readers Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Yes! YES YES YES. Reply Holy inspiration Batman! this is actually a PERFECT THING to work into the ceremony I am currently writing because (wait for it) a broken clock and "stopping time for the weekend" is a CENTRAL PART of the opening of the event…at which we met and go to annually. Offbeat Bride you are magical, I swear. Reply I absolutely adore this idea! This may sound like a stupid question now… but how exactly do you break the watch so the time definitely stops but you still have a relatively intact momento (no shards of glass, etc.) to keep from your wedding day? Reply Yes!!! I have to know as well! I love this idea and I'm envisioning a scenario where I can keep the watch frozen at that time when we are officially married and later on put it in a shadow box of mementos, so I would rather it not be smashed to bits? Is there a non destructive way of stopping the hands from ever moving again? 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.