Tips + Tricks | Unity Symbols

Throughout our time as wedding coordinators, we have seen a variety of U N I T Y symbols at different weddings. Although they are not necessarily a part of every wedding, they provide something that the couple can take home with them, that signifies the unifying of both individuals. Here are a few I D E A S that we’ve seen throughout our time at Rustic Elegance:

COLORED SAND
Think about having two different colors of sand in small vases, and a big vase in the center. When ready, you can pour the two different colors of sand into the larger vase, each taking turns on layering the sand. This exemplifies balance and patience in day to day life, and can serve as a constant reminder to communicate. Tiffany + Derek used this unity symbol for their wedding + it turned out A M A Z I N G!

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PLANTING A TREE
As a symbol of new journeys and new life, we have had two couples [Kailee + Derek and Kelsey + Issac] plant a tree in a pot at their ceremony. We absolutely L O V E D that this tree would grow along with the couple as they begin this new journey of married life together.

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BOX OF WINE
If you and your partner are lovers of W I N E, a fun unity idea is to box up a bottle of wine for an anniversary to come! You could also add notes into the box, or get a bottle of wine that was bottled the same year as your wedding. On that anniversary down the road, you can open the box of wine, and reminisce on your W E D D I N G day. Abby + Casey opted for this unity symbol, and it was A D O R A B L E!

[BABY YOU’RE A] FIREWORK
A very unique unity symbol that we came across at Lisa + Robin’s wedding was a F I R E W O R K! Yes – that’s right – a big loud B O O M to celebrate the unity of these two lovebirds! Guests were definitely surprised + loved it!

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BALLOON RELEASE
A balloon release can be so B E A U T I F U L + simple! Chastity + Jake did a balloon release with their [A D O R A B L E] kids. Emily + Nick had their flower girls carry the balloons up the aisle while they were walking down. Upon the release, it was such a F U N way to celebrate the unity of these two couples.

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CANDLE
Another simple + E L E G A N T unity symbol is lighting a candle together. Melanie + Dan and Emily + Kyle did this at their wedding, and the presentation was so S W E E T. A note for those planning – if you are having an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to make sure to have your candle inside of a lantern or glass container to control the flame from blowing out. Also don’t forget a L I G H T E R.

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SAND + SOIL [A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME]
Mel + Chris had the C U T E S T idea of a unity symbol – they brought sand + soil from their cabins and combined them into a beautiful jar to display in their home. Such a fun way to incorporate a little piece of their H O M E away from H O M E on their special day!

TYING OF STRANDS // BRAIDING CORDS
One of the more popular unity symbols that we have seen in three weddings [Rachel + Brad, Meghan + Kolten and Amy + Kevin] is the tying of strands or braiding of cords. We L O V E that this can be so symbolic for couples + also ties them in a spiritual way as well [P R O – T I P: make sure you practice this together before your big day, so you have a game plan of how to do].

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AN EXTRA P R O – T I P
Don’t forget to have a small table ordered/provided by your rental company or venue in order to place your unity symbol on if applicable [psst… you can rent these from Rustic Elegance!].

In conclusion, a unity symbol can truly be A N Y T H I N G that is meaningful to the couple. Anything that symbolizes two individuals, coming together as one in a new journey as a married couple. If nothing speaks to you as a couple to use as a unity symbol, you might not need one! There are plenty of weddings that we have helped coordinate that opt out of having a unity symbol at all. As you continue to plan + prep for your day, we wanted to provide you with some fun + unique options for unity symbols, and we hope that this B L O G helps you decide!

Kelsey + Isaac | Creekside Farm

In the end of October 2017, Kelsey + Isaac had an A M A Z I N G wedding at Creekside Farm. Planned by Rustic Elegance team members Angie + Kellie, this wedding was definitely one for the books! Tammy, the owner at Creekside Farm, was so extremely H E L P F U L on this day, and absolutely wonderful to work with! The couple spent their morning getting ready in the respective bridal/groom suites. They then met for outdoor F I R S T L O O K photos in their unplanned winter wonderland! Kellie helped keep the bride’s dress out of the snow by standing in the back of some of the photos and holding up the bottom of her dress so it didn’t get ruined! Although the snow was unplanned, it made for G O R G E O U S photos, and Kellie noted how fun it was taking them in the snow. Photographers from Midwest LifeShots Photography, Scott + Jen, were so easy to work with and Kellie said her cheeks were sore the next day from giggling so much through the shoot!

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The couple was planning for an outdoor ceremony, but to their surprise, they were blessed with S N O W [turning their fall wedding into a W I N T E R wonderland!]. Implementing the back-up plan, the Rustic Elegance team swapped their outdoor ceremony into an an intimate indoor ceremony inside of the barn. During their elegant ceremony, guests were able to enjoy the warmth from the in-floor heating that the barn had [a R A R E find]. The wedding party entered from the side of the barn, and the flower girl was also escorted down the aisle in a wagon [absolutely A D O R A B L E]. Kelsey made her grand entrance through the large barn doors at the back of the barn with her dad + guests were tearing up at the beautiful moment [and Kellie may have shed a tear or two, too!]. Kelsey + Isaac also had a unique unity tree planting during their ceremony, which was S U P E R special [we loved this idea!].

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After the ceremony, we flipped the barn into a very special reception venue with the help of Tammy and the Creekside Farm staff. Distinctive Catering & Events did a fantastic job prepping the buffet food for the night, and even cooked up the late night snack of wood fire pizzas [so D E L I C I O U S]. For dessert, guests enjoyed Dippin Dots and Nothing Bundt Cakes [Y U M]. After dinner, guests enjoyed a slideshow of the couple on a screen provided by Creekside [what a F U N way to look back on memories of the couple!]. As the night progressed and the dancing started, DJ Dan from Adagio DJ Entertainment had the guests dancing the night away, and as always, is so F U N to work with! Rustic Elegance cleaned up the reception area and packed the trailer back up with decor at the end of the night. We took home the flower arrangements, per the couples request, and donated them the following morning to Golden Living Center in Wayzata, which created lots of S M I L E S!

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Kelsey + Isaac, we had an absolute B L A S T working on your wedding with you two. Rustic Elegance is so blessed to work with couples as S W E E T as you two, and we wish you the best with married life! Special shout out to Midwest LifeShots Photography for sharing these extra S P E C I A L photos with us for the blog.

Vendors:
Venue: Creekside Weddings & Events
Catering/Bar: Distinctive Catering
DJ: Adagio DJ Entertainment (Dan)
Florist: Sweet Peas Floral Boutique
Officiant: Minnesota Officiants
Photography: Midwest LifeShots Photography
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Hair: Tina Huppert
Makeup: Sarah Halberg Makeup Artistry
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Melanie + Dan | Backyard Wedding

Melanie + Dan had such a F U N wedding this past summer! Their ceremony and reception were at the bride’s parents farm and it was so S P E C I A L for everyone involved. The back story of this couple is nothing short of a C U T E love story: they met/dated in high school, but went their separate ways for a while. When they reunited – the sparks flew again and they knew it was meant to be! The flower girl and ring bearer were the bride’s children, and were nothing short of A B S O L U T E L Y adorable [especially in the pictures throughout the day!].

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 How A D O R A B L E are these two?!

The ceremony was intimate and sweet, and was underneath the tree that Melanie used to play under as a kid, making it extra special. The set-up for the ceremony and reception was simple, and full of Rustic Elegance rentals! They rented lanterns, tables, a mason jar chandelier, cupcake stands, signage, frame for their seating chart, mirrors, couches, lighting, table runners, chalkboards, ceremony doors, the bar, etc. It was S O much fun setting out and working with the Rustic Elegance decor – we had a B L A S T doing it! The couple also had mason jars filled with kid activities and we loved that special touch for the kid friendly wedding.

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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0493.jpgThese centerpieces are so S W E E T – we love the baby’s breath combined with our rustic table numbers!

Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0495.jpgThe ceremony site for this wedding was P E R F E C T!

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So simple + E L E G A N T – we love this chandelier!

The Back 40 Catering did a fantastic job of catering in dinner for the night, and also provided some of the desserts. The other U N I Q U E dessert was mini donuts which were run by Rick and were A M A Z I N G. Guests were given their guest favors of can koozies to use throughout the night, and to use at the fully stocked bar. As the dance was started by the DJ from J Faye Music, the couple provided extra flip-flops for guests to use for their dancing feet [L O V E this idea!]. They also had two bonfire pits that were blazing late into the night. At the end of the night, Kellie & Kelly [with the help of Steve], cleaned up all of the rentals and anything else they could to ease the stress of the couple.

Melanie + Dan – we at Rustic Elegance want to take a moment again to say how T H A N K F U L we are to have met you and we had SO much fun helping with you special day! You were a blast to work with – and we hope that married life is treating you well. Special shout out to Shelley Kay Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Vendors:
Venue: Family Farm
Catering/Desserts: The Back 40
Mini Donuts: Rick
Bar: Benny
Rentals: South Central Tent Rentals
Decor: Rustic Elegance
DJ: J Faye Music
Photography: Shelley Kay Photography
Makeup: Small Town Beauty
Bathrooms: Vosika Portable Toilet Rentals
Coordination: Rustic Elegance

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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0514.jpgOne of our F A V pictures throughout the day – the looks on everyone’s faces is P R I C E L E S S!
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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0501.jpgH O O R A Y – these two are getting married today!

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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0490.jpgDown the aisle – here we G O!

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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0489.jpgFinally M A R R I E D! Time to celebrate.

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Day of Coordinator, Backyard Wedding , Melanie + Dan_0485.jpgThe sunset couldn’t have looked any more A M A Z I N G on these two lovebirds.

Lauren + Micah | Backyard Wedding in Glenwood City, WI

Lauren + Micah – where to even start with this love story? These two were so G R E A T to work with and their love for one another was undeniable! Kellie was the lead planner on this wedding and met with the couple during their planning process and knew it was going to be an E L E G A N T [& dreamy] wedding. For one of the planning meetings with Kellie, they also met with their DJ [Jason from Three Six Sound]. It was a fun dual meeting and Kellie learned L O T S about DJing at weddings and all of the F U N planning that goes into making sure the music is a good fit for the crowd. Lauren + Micah also opted to have Rustic Elegance help with their rentals for their day and they D E C K E D their wedding out with our special rustic touches!

The day began with the girls getting ready at the house on the property where the wedding would occur. A List Bridal Hair and Makeup prepped the girls for the day ahead. Rustic Elegance worked on setting the tables in the reception tent, using white linens, complemented by maroon napkins. The couple rented vintage plates from Rustic Elegance, as well as their head table. Pristine Floral added floral arrangements to the center of all of the tables for the P E R F E C T finishing touch. The day was a little chilly, so in order to keep guests warm + toasty, we opted to reach out to our heating experts from Sunbelt Rentals to come and pipe in some last minute heat. The couple then took their photos [which turned out absolutely S T U N N I N G thanks to JLauren Photography] and even got a few with their pup, Cooper!

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The couple decided on using family owned land and creating a B E A U T I F U L wedding site from scratch. The ceremony was lined up with rental chairs from Ultimate Events, complemented with a draped arch by We’ve Got it Covered, and finishing touches from Pristine Floral [the outcome was G O R G E O U S]. The aisle was formed by natural trees on the land [it couldn’t have worked out any better!]. Lauren and her dad walked down the aisle accompanied by music from the Loring String Quartet. After the couple said their “I do’s”, Rustic Elegance along with friends and family helped move the chairs from the ceremony to the tent for the reception.

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Next, passed appetizers were served by This Little Piggy Catering during a cocktail hour. Cocktail tables [rented from Rustic Elegance] were placed around the reception area for guests to gather before dinner. The couple rented a beer trailer from Liquorhaus, and had Bar Pro as the bartender. As guests were seated they were dismissed to grab their plates and head to the buffet line [with plenty of A M A Z I N G options]. Post speeches and dinner, it was time for some sweets! The dessert table was F I L L E D with cupcakes from Nadia’s Cupcakes, placed elegantly on barrels and a tabletop provided by Rustic Elegance. The couple rented cupcake stands from Rustic Elegance as well, adding a special touch to their display! After dessert, the dance had begun! Three Six Sound did an amazing job luring guests into the large shed where the dance floor was and kept the guests involved until the end of the night.
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Lauren + Micah – it was a T R E A T to work with you two and your wedding was absolutely D R E A M Y [& one we will never forget]! We loved getting to know you two and hope that married life is all that you hoped it would be.

Special shout out to JLauren Photography for sharing the B E A U T I F U L photos from the day – we A D O R E them!

Vendors
Ceremony: Family Land in Glenwood City, WI
Catering: This Little Piggy
Bartender: Bar Pro
Beer Trailer: Liquorhaus
Rentals: Ultimate Events
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Dessert: Nadia’s Cupcakes
DJ: Three Six Sound
Ceremony Music: Loring String Quartet
Florist: Pristine Floral
Photography: JLauren Photography
Transportation: Right Way Shuttle
Hair/Makeup: A List Bridal Hair and Makeup
Bathrooms: Onsite

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Kristina + Derek | Steele County Fairgrounds

Kristina + Derek were so F U N to plan with! From the first meeting with Rustic Elegance, lead planner Kellie knew that their day was going to be a P E R F E C T start to their forever!

The ladies had their hair and makeup done at the house with Amber Budd + Brittany Kinne prior to heading out to take some photos with Whitnei Abel Photography. Kristina and her bridesmaids had G O R G E O U S floral bouquets designed by her cousin, Sara, who works for Creative Concepts Floral. Post-pictures, the wedding party headed to Rice Lake Church for an intimate ceremony with close friends and family.

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Day of Coordinator, Steele County Fairgrounds, Kristina +Derek_0441.jpgWalking out of the church – finally M A R R I E D!

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Day of Coordinator, Steele County Fairgrounds, Kristina +Derek_0416.jpgSuch a F U N shot of all their friends + family post wedding ceremony. This will be a cherished memory for the couple for Y E A R S to come!

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The reception was at the Beer Garden barn on the Steele County fairgrounds and made for a G R E A T area for all their guests [they had about 350 total – wow!]! As far as decor, the picnic tables were lined with lace table runners, centerpieces including bundles of baby’s breath in copper vases, and an added vintage touch of old soda bottles. There were also high top cocktail tables set up throughout the space to account for standing room for their large guest count. The inside of the barn was draped with S T U N N I N G cafe lights from We’ve Got It Covered that gave an extra rustic element to the space. The couple rented wine barrels from Rustic Elegance which were used as decor outside of the reception venue [we added a cute sign provided by the couple and some extra florals to make it look super C U T E!]. For their guest book, the couple had wine bottles labeled with their significant anniversaries to come and asked guests to sign the wine bottles [adorable!]. The couple also brought in their own yard games to add to the Beer Garden’s terrace and it was the place to be for the kids that attended their reception!

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When the couple arrived at the reception site as newlyweds, they said a few words to their guests before dismissing everyone to head to the buffet. Torey’s Restaurant did the buffet style catering for their informal flow style dinner throughout the night, with a wide variety of food options, and also manned the bar for guests. Desserts were served from rented Rustic Elegance cupcake stands [on top of some more of our wine barrels] with the cupcakes being provided by Perfect Day Cakes [which were Y U M M Y!]. The couple also had their Photo Booth set up for guests to use [TC Photobooth] which was a H U G E hit. After dinner + speeches, it was time to D A N C E! The Fabulous Love Handles did a G R E A T job and were very fun and engaging with the crowd [especially the little kiddos!]. The kiddos also had a blast playing with the G I A N T balloons, board games, and glow bracelets that the couple provided! In front of the band stage on the dance floor, the couple added cute marquee letters spelling L O V E that lit up the dance floor [so fun!].

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Kristina + Derek – we A D O R E D being the day of coordinators for your wedding. The simple love that you two have is a reminder to us all that true love is so S P E C I A L. We hope that married life is treating you well!

Special shout-out to Whitnei Abel for sharing these photos from the couples day – they are P E R F E C T!

Vendors
Venue: Beer Garden at the Steele County Fairgrounds
Catering/Bar: Torey’s Restaurant
Desserts: Perfect Day Cakes
Decor: We’ve Got It Covered
Hair/Makeup: Brittany Kinne + Amber Budd
Band: Fabulous Love Handles
Florist: Creative Concepts
Photographer: Whitnei Abel
Photo Booth: TC Photo Booth
Rentals: Rustic Elegance
Coordination: Rustic Elegance