Kara & Zach

Coffee is an important part of Kara & Zach's relationship, and they felt it needed to be a part of their elopement ceremony. After their vows, they poured their special brew into a mug and took sips together to represent becoming a union.

Winter Saltpetre Cave Elopement, Hocking Hills

  • Handfasting ceremony
  • Break a geode together
  • Meditation of the Four Winds
  • Saw a log (it's a German thing!)
  • Unity shots (like Tequila or your drink of choice)
  • Private First Dance
  • Reading vows to each other
  • Charcuterie Picnic with cake or dessert
  • Sand pouring
  • Tree planting
  • Get tattoos together
  • Unity candles
  • Exchange gifts to each other

Adding a unique and creative unity ritual to your wedding can help create an experience that feels fun and meaningful to your day.

Are you looking for some inspiration for your unity ceremony? Check out the list for some ideas!


If you need more help crafting an intentional wedding, Windi from Run to an Elopement is an officiant who specializes in unique unity rituals.

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