These modern rituals incorporate one of the most significant symbols of love, the rose. Usually a red rose (symbolising love) or white rose (symbolising purity) is used in honour of the wedding day, although any colour rose is more than acceptable
This ceremony symbolises the merging of the Bride and Groom’s and/or their families. One example,
When the bride enters, she has in her possession two roses, usually red. As she approaches the celebrant and her Groom, the Bride will stop and offer a rose and a kiss to her mother or significant mother figure. In doing this, she is expressing her gratitude for preparing her for this moment and for receiving the man she is about to marry into her family. When the ceremony has ended and she and the Groom exit, the Bride will stop and offer a rose and a kiss to the Groom’s mother or significant mother figure. In doing this, she is expressing her gratitude for preparing her new husband for this moment and for receiving her into the Groom’s family.
There are many variations to this ceremony for your consideration, from the bride and groom exchanging first “gifts” to the acceptance of a rose from close friends as the bride enters the venue.