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New Ceremony Script Alert! A Winter Solstice Wedding with Candle Lighting

Published Friday, Dec. 18th, 2020

Illustrations by Jessica Levey

A magical winter wedding script with unity candle lighting ceremony 




Are you dreaming of a winter wedding ceremony sparkling with lights, aglow with the warmth of community and love? We are, too! 



We’ve added a new seasonal sample script to our Library… 


A Winter Solstice Wedding Ceremony Script with Candle Lighting!



Just in time for the December 21st Solstice, this simple wedding script is everything you need to begin planning your winter wonderland wedding ceremony.


Drawing on a magical mix of centuries-old traditions and modern details, this script will help you welcome love and light into the shortest days and longest nights of the season... 


Lit from rafter-to-rafter or tree-to-tree with glowing, dancing candlelight, this ceremony is steeped in history and meaning. 



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This sweet officiant script includes opportunities for friend and family participation and inclusion, meaningful readings, blessings, or music. It also works well for indoor or outdoor ceremonies, during the day or at night. 


You’ll also find reflections on the meaning and symbolism of the Solstice, from scientific to spiritual, and can easily adapt it to suit Pagan, non-denominational, humanist or nonreligious couples… any everyone in between!  


To learn more about planning a winter solstice wedding, read Plan & Officiate a Winter Solstice Ceremony with Candle Lighting.



See the full wedding script here. 



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Need another sample script for a wedding ceremony? 

Visit our Wedding Ceremony Script Library.


We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice. 


(Ummm… a spontaneous December elopement right before tax time, anyone?)


To make things a little easier on everyone, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked, with all kinds of wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts make a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 






5 Unity Ceremony Ideas for a Cozy Winter Wedding

(with Scripts)



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Looking for a unique seasonal unity ceremony idea for your cozy winter wedding ceremony? Here are five great suggestions, from candle lighting and love letters to a cheerful wine or cider toast. See the full article. 



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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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