The silent flower ritual is one of the simplest
and most basic rituals that may be included in a wedding ceremony, but it’s
significance and emotional depth are long remembered.
The silent flower ritual brings
significance to the roles of the mothers on this special day, that may
otherwise go unspoken and to all that they have contributed in the lives of the
couple present. In nurturing, loving and caring for each of them and in being
there to share this special day with them.
Once the guests are assembled and the
groom and celebrant are waiting for the bride, the entrance music begins and
the bride enters carrying her bouquet with 2 loose long stem flowers. As she
approaches her groom on her father’s (or whoever is escorting her) arm, she
lets go of him and walks silently over to her soon to be mother in law and
hands her one of the flowers, giving her a kiss on the cheek. She then walks
over to her own mother handing her a flower also and giving her a kiss on the
No words are said during the ritual and
the bride then returns to her escort’s arm and continues to her groom.
The ritual, though silent, is very
meaningful and brings a tear to the eyes of guests and of course the mothers.
It is a truly wonderful way of honouring the mother’s role in the lives of the
couple and their importance on this day. The mothers are always very pleased,
particularly when they are not aware that it is going to take place.
The Wedding Gurus xx