Walking down the aisle as a pageboy and/or flower girl is one of the best ways to include children in your wedding ceremony. Depending on the age of the children they can also carry the rings or a basket of flower petals which can be scattered along the aisle.
Some other ideas to involve children in your ceremony includes making a special mention about them in your personal vows. You might make promises about your future life together as a family unit. You could also involve the children in some lovely symbols such as a Unity Bowl or Tree Planting.
Carly and Aiden's children were absolutely beautiful on their special day. They included two of their young children in the wedding party. Both children walked down the aisle accompanied by an adult and their son also carried the wedding rings - so gorgeous.
Kristen and Luke successfully involved the family pet in their wedding ceremony and everything went really smoothly. They organised their wedding with very short notice and decided the best approach was to have their ceremony and wedding reception at home. The outdoor wedding and familiar setting worked really well. The pooch "Boss" was exceptionally well trained, comfortable in crowds and he behaved impeccably. When deciding to include a dog in your ceremony, perhaps it's about knowing their limits. Even the most well trained dog can forget their manners and become unsettled in an unfamiliar situation. Personally, I'm a dog lover and I'm all for including your pooch if you want to and if you feel that he/she will be able to cope with the setting and the crowd.
For their wedding Dee and James wanted to keep things relaxed and beautiful. They also decided to surprise their family and friends who were invited to the Dean Hall and Mechanics Institute to attend their engagement party. The evening was crisp and clear and the venue was beautifully decorated. After the majority of the guests arrived Dee quietly slipped away and changed into her stunning wedding dress. She was then accompanied back into the hall by her very proud Dad. It was definitely a wonderful surprise for so many of the guests.
Photo's by Ballarat Photography, Peter Kervarec.