A Never-ending Circle

A Never-ending Circle

A Never-ending Circle

Saturday, 4 February 2012

I have been considering how it would be if a ceremony was held in the round. Just like theatre in the round where the stage is in the middle, why not at a wedding where the guests surround the couple in an intimate embracing hug (figuratively speaking).

In past ceremonies I have eluded to the the symbolism of a circle:

I draw this circle in the sand to represent eternity and the circle of encompassing hope.

The ring, a circle, is one of nature’s simplest forms. The arc of the rainbow, the halo of the moon and the smallest of raindrops simulate the circle. A circle is the symbol of the sun and the earth and the universe.

As the circle turns again unto itself, so does marriage turn unto itself for its refreshment and renewal.


“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding”

Elton John

“Your family is a circle of love and strength. With every birth and every union, the circle grows. Every joy shared adds more love. Every obstacle faced together makes the circle stronger.” (baby naming)

I have also devised a simple ritual which I call ‘Introduction into the Circle’ where a circle is created with flowers or drawn in the sand, this is the sacred place where the couple will make their vows to each other.

A ‘Wedding in the Round’ is an interesting concept and means that more of the guests get a front row seat. I think it would work best if there was only a small wedding party ie; bridesmaid and bestman. It would also help if the celebrant was really, really short…..haha do you like that visual?