It may have been cold and breezy outside, but the sun was shining and inside Planterra Conservatory it was stunning!
Together, Angel and John helped to create a personal wedding ceremony that included a ribbon tying portion. In place of standard vows they each tied colored ribbons onto the other's wrist. Here are the words they chose:
The first ribbon is Green, representing the foundations of your relationship and the material world you share together. As you tie the green ribbons onto the other’s wrist, you make these promises:
“You promise to live with each other always and to share all in the material world you have with each other. You promise to be dependable and to aid each other in growing and healing.”
You may now each take the orange ribbon.
*Tie orange ribbons* The Orange ribbon represents intellect and communication. As you tie the yellow ribbons onto the other’s wrist, you make these promises:
“You promise to communicate as clearly as you are able, to share your thoughts, hopes and dreams, as well as your fears and insecurities. You promise to be open to hear each other whether the words bear good news or bad.”
You may now each take the red ribbon.
*Tie red ribbons*
The Red ribbon represents the passion and warmth in your relationship. As you tie the red ribbons onto the other’s wrist, you make these promises:
“You promise to openly express your love and to share yourself with the other completely. You promise to love each other unconditionally and without hesitation. You promise to laugh together in times of joy and comfort each other in times of sorrow.”
Please take the blue ribbon
*Tie blue ribbons*
The Blue ribbon represents the emotions and the fresh start in your lives together today. As you tie the blue ribbons onto the other’s wrist, you make these promises:
“You promise to always consider the others feelings when making decisions. You promise make your relationship a priority above all else. You promise to both apologize and forgive in every fight as you each play a part in all actions and communications together.”
You may now each take the white ribbon.
*Tie white ribbons*
The White ribbon represents the spiritual and philosophical in life. As you tie the white ribbons onto the other’s wrist, you make these promises:
“As everything in life is a circle, so is your love. There is no beginning and no end. You have been here before, and someday you will return. You are two, and you are the same. Today and forever, with these White ribbons you promise this will never change.”