Planning a blessing ceremony in Tuscany can be a true dream. Lovely and meaningful, a blessing ceremony is a very profound celebration of your love bond. Blessing ceremonies are usually religious but need not necessarily be: non-religious blessings are of course very similar to symbolic ceremonies, where the focus is on blessing the couple's union from a celebrant or a family member. A symbolic blessing ceremony may also borrow some traditions from cultures or beliefs that are important to you (Buddhist, Indian American, Eastern Asian) to make it deeper and lovelier.
A religious blessing ceremony is a way to acknowledge the commitment you make to each other, while asking for God’s guidance and blessing in this new life you are beginning together. Depending on your confession, your blessing ceremony in Tuscany might differ and could follow different rules and/or require some paperwork to be dealt with.
Catholic couples who would like to plan a catholic blessing ceremony have the possibility of organizing a renewal of their wedding vows or, when the parish allows it, a shorter version of the catholic wedding ceremony. Your wedding planner will be happy to guide you in this choice: not all parishes and priests allow the celebration of a blessing ceremony for unmarried couples (for which you might prefer to organize a full catholic wedding), while planning a renewal of the wedding vows for couples who got married with a catholic ceremony are usually welcomed. If you wish to celebrate a catholic blessing ceremony, you will have to consider that stricter rules are to be followed, and that the ceremony will have to be performed in a catholic church.
On the other hand, protestant blessing ceremonies are freer and must follow less strict rules: depending on your confession, you will have the possibility of benefitting from a much wider location choice. Outdoor blessing ceremonies are usually the most beloved, conjuring up a lovely fairytale atmosphere! Imagine sharing your wedding vows in a breathtaking secluded garden of a romantic villa… Would you rather have your romantic ceremony on a splendid terrace with views on the dreamy city of Florence? What about a lovely farmhouse with breathtaking views of soft rolling hills stretching out as far as the eye can see? The choice is entirely up to you!
Blessing ceremonies are a lovely way of paying homage to what’s important for you: the loveliest blessing ceremonies are in fact culture-related. Add to the feeling of your special day in Tuscany with some extra special touches. A Celtic blessing to remember your Celtic descent, a tea wedding ceremony to honor your Asian origin, a special Apache blessing to guide you in your new life together… A culture-related wedding blessing need not necessarily have to do with your ethnic identity: it can also simply be a way to homage a culture you respect or feel close to, while adding a special extra touch to your romantic big day.
A blessing ceremony is a perfect choice for multi-faith couples: depending on your confession and your celebrant, it is in fact a lovely way to incorporating the symbolism and ritualistic elements from different faiths. Some multi-faith blessings might not be religiously valid but are a splendid way of honoring the couple’s heritage and family in a way that is sacred and meaningful while being simpler.