The Tree Planting Ceremony

One of the many things I love about being a wedding planner/coordinator, is to see new trends first hand.  The Tree Planting Ceremony is just such a trend.  The wedding I worked last weekend had a lovely “Tree Planting Ceremony”.  The bride and groom chose a sapling, planted it in a beautiful pot, and then add soil from their respective childhood homes.  It is to symbolize the unifying of two families.

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There are a variety of ways to go about this.  The couple above used a small pot, and I would imagine it will remain inside their home.  The size of the container will keep the tree small and manageable.  The couple below, however…have something different in mind.

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It appears that they are either planting a tree at their venue to be enjoyed by other guests in the future, or their are planting it at their home.  Perhaps they had a home wedding?  I’m not sure using a shovel in my beautiful white wedding dress would be up my alley, but to each his – OR – her own.  🙂

 

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Mail order companies are getting in on the act of the “Tree Planting Ceremony”.  You can now order on-line a pre-fab kit to do the honors.  Not a bad idea, although you still might want to provide your own soil from your special locations.

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What about getting your guests involved in tree planting?  The photo above showcases tiny saplings that are used as favors and escort cards to find your reception seats.  I love this.  I imagine a good deal of work went into the assembling of these favors, though.

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And just think…maybe your tree/trees will someday look like these photos.  Yes, it will take years, but hopefully so will your marriage.

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