Chocolate Wine Ceremony

The Chocolate Wine Ceremony

If you love the idea of having a personally meaningful ceremony- something that adds an element of the sacredness to your wedding, this unique ceremony may be just what you are looking for. It is a way for a couple to express the bond they were forming. There is also a  kind of innocent sexiness in a way that is appropriate for family but speaks deeply to the couple participating in this ceremony.

There will come in your life days of great sweetness, and days of bitter sorrow. There will be celebrations, and there will be tears. There will be triumphs, and there will be tragedies. Life holds indescribable happiness in store for you both – and unavoidable pain, as well. And so to symbolize your acceptance of this reality, today you will share the bitter and the sweet, just as you will share them in the years to come. Both of you will now share this bitter, dark chocolate. Taste in it the dark days which will rock your marriage and test its strength. It represents disappointment, illness, grief. Know that these hard times will come, and with them, the opportunity to deepen your bond as husband and wife”

 

The Chocolate Wine Ceremony

Meaning – This ceremony represents that life has both bitter and sweet moments.

Time – About 2 to 3 minutes in length

Supplies

  • Two small portions of Dark Chocolate to represent the bitter
  • Two glasses of Red Wine to represent the sweet

Placement: This ceremony enhancement can be place anywhere in the ceremony but many couples elect to put it just before their vows

Spoken by the Officiant

_____ and _____, life is filled with days of great sweetness, and days of bitter sorrow.  There are celebrations, and there are tears.  There are triumphs, and there are tragedies.  Life holds indescribable happiness for you both and unavoidable pain.  And so to symbolize your acceptance of this reality, today you will share the bitter and the sweet together, just as you have shared them in the past and will share them in the years to come together.

Both of you take and eat this bitter, dark chocolate. Taste in it the dark days which that have and will rock your marriage and test its strength. It represents disappointment, illness, grief. Know that these hard times will come, and with them, the opportunity to deepen your bond. Now, take and drink this sweet red wine.  Taste in it the sweetness and light that fills your marriage with joy. Savor the fruits of this wine, just as you savor every happiness that your beloved brings you.  It represents shared laughter, your children’s successes, and your anniversary.  Delight in it, as you delight in each other. Combined these items are representational of what you experience in life, and just like today, you will share them and experience them together for all the days to come.