Marriage is ROMANTIC, FUN, SWEET and A LOT OF HARD WORK. The Chocolate Wine Ceremony represents just that, the bittersweet of marriage. This can be added into your ceremony just before your vows.
What you will need:
- Two pieces of dark chocolate on a plate – THE BITTER
- Two glasses of red wine – THE SWEET
What the Officiant will say:
________&________, life is filled with 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 this 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.
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 dissapointment, 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 tyour marriage with joy. Savor the fruits of this wine, just as you savor the happiness your beloved brings you. It represents shared laughter, your children’s sucesses 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 togheter for all the days to come.