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Blending your Families with Unity in Glass. A unique, beautiful, and lasting family heirloom.

by Krystal O'Mara

 

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We love to hear how Unity in Glass has made a blended family ceremony fun, unique, and meaningful for everyone.   When including your families in the special day, everyone can select their own color—Unity in Glass will, ultimately, create a new family heirloom that will last a lifetime.  This is a perfect opportunity for each member to be included in vows and ceremony.   As a new family comes together, it is important that the children feel included and acknowledged in the union of their parents. With Unity in Glass, you and your family will have a one-of-a-kind, lasting keepsake to remind you all of your new beginning together. 

Unity in Glass includes up to 8 colors in your selection of colored glass frit.   That means up to six other family members can be included in your unity ceremony.  (need more colors?  Let us know, please)  So how do you choose to colors that complement each other and still allow for members to be represented?  Birthstones, favorite color, wedding colors or just the colors of the rainbow have all been categories of selecting frit.   With a few exceptions, most combinations blend beautifully.  Please read our color blog for color combination ideas.  Don’t see your favorite color in our choices of 16?  Our 5 star team is available to help with color combinations as well as custom colors. 

Unity in Glass hand-packs each order. We can adjust the amounts of each color that we send. Want to increase the amount of our amethyst purple and tuxedo grey in the final piece for the parents, with highlights of each child's color?  Let us know, and we can pack your order specifically with your final design goal in mind. Use the box on our order form labeled, "comments or details about color".   

 

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Blended family unity glass ceremony

Unity in Glass Blended Family Unity Ceremony

We looked to Offbeat Bride, Kendra Arimoto-Maselli’s personal experience and of course Pinterest… for insight.   Included are a few examples of scripts that include your kids. 

Example #1 Short and sweet unity ceremony

Minister:  _________ and _________, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and honor your children as well. The family relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of glass; each representing all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be with additional colors to represent each child.

There are children who will share in this marriage. _________ will now come forward to help us with the Blending of the Glass. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon them. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between this new family that is being created.

As you each hold your glass the separate containers of glass represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique. As you now combine your glass together, your lives also join together as one family.



You may now blend the glass together symbolizing the uniting of the children and bride and groom into one.

Just as these colors of glass can never be separated, so will your marriage and your family be.

Example #2 from Offbeat Bride:  Lengthy but endearing script. 

Officiant: These sacred vows are not just between Maddy and Joe because you will not only be a new couple, you will be a new family. So Tina and Missy, will you please join us now for the special family rites of this wedding.

[Maddy and Joe turn to face girls as they stand in front of them.

Kids: "Thank you for sharing Daddy with me, loving me and allowing me to love you with all of my heart. I was not there when you took your first steps, but I promise that now I will love and support you in every step that you take in your life. These beautiful colors of glass are a symbol of our love and devotion to the two of you.

I love you, Tina and I am devoted to making your life full of happiness and accomplishments, nurturing your creativity, encouraging your independence, and making sure you always know what a gift you are to this world.
I love you, Missy and I am devoted to making your life full of happiness and accomplishments, ensuring that you thrive to your fullest potential, and that while you reach for the sky, you remain grounded by the love of our family and our home."

Officiant: Girls, please come stand by me as we marry Daddy and Maddy. We want you to have a front row seat.

Joe and Maddy, please join hands and face each other so that you can look into each other's eyes and see the beauty of what is about to happen.

Missy, please hand this ring to your Dad to give to Maddy.

Joe, please place this ring on Maddy's finger and hold it there as you repeat after me:
I give you my promise to be by your side forevermore.
I promise to love, to honor, and to listen as you tell me of your thoughts, your hopes, your fears, and your dreams.
I promise to love you deeply and truly because it is your heart that moves me, your head that challenges me,
your humor that delights me,
and your hands I wish to hold until the end of my days.

Tina, please give this ring to Maddy to give to your Dad.
Maddy, please place this ring on Joe's finger and hold it there as you repeat after me:
I give you my promise to be by your side forevermore.
I promise to love, to honor, and to listen as you tell me of your thoughts, your hopes, your fears, and your dreams.
I promise to love you deeply and truly because it is your heart that moves me, your head that challenges me,
your humor that delights me,
and your hands I wish to hold until the end of my days.

May all your days be filled with joy and happiness. It is my honor and great pleasure and by the power vested in me by the state of California, that I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may kiss your beautiful bride and she may kiss you back.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present to you for the very first time – the Stranger family – Joe, Maddy, Tina and Missy

 

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The Glass Alternative to a Sand Ceremony or Unity Candle

by Lee Ware

We've developed a different unity ceremony concept that is unique, lasting, and something to display in your home, forever.

It's Unity in Glass.  Instead of sand, you'll be combining your color selection in the form of glass crystals that are specially formulated for glass blowing.  The crystals themselves are beautiful, and will compliment your wedding.  

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