Native American Wedding Ceremony
A Native American Wedding Ceremony may include the Native American Wedding Vase and/or honoring the four sacred directions: North; South; East; and West. This ceremony may also include the use of sage to smudge or sprinkling of corn pollen. Jen Paul of Life Passages is well trained to include this spiritual ritual in your wedding ceremony whether it be a large wedding or elopement in the state of Arizona.
The meaning of a Native American Wedding Vase ceremony is similar to that of a Unity candle or a Cup. During your ceremony each of you drink from the vessel as a symbol of two individuals whose lives are becoming one. In addition, a hand washing ceremony may be incorporated after drinking. Words are included from the ‘hands ceremony’ if desired or the hand washing may be done in silence or with music.
The four directions are sacred and connect us with Mother Earth. Each direction is faced beginning with the East, the place of dawn, before progressing to the next direction, a rattle is shaken. The wording used may vary depending on the preferences of the couple. Each direction has a number of characteristics associated with it which may include: four elements (earth, fire, water and air); seasons of the year; position of the sun; and animals. In addition, a Marriage Blessing may be incorporated into the ritual.
If you are getting married in Arizona and would like to incorporate Native American traditions, Jen Paul of Life Passages can guide you. You will be e-mailed wording options to choose from.
Jen also has access to a Medicine Wheel in Sedona if you would like to get married at this sacred site.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and I look forward to hearing from you! Please email me directly at email@example.com or call 928-607-3941 Photo by Jordyn Vixie
1/18/2018 10:41:08 am
Please send us any info we need to get started or requirements needed and we can get a date in mind. We would like to get married in Camp Verde area but unsure how to start the process and if we need permits.
Honestly, I have never seen any Native American Wedding Ceremony. But I am a bit curious ion regards with how it works that's why I am eager to know how does it work and what are the differences it has for a modern wedding we have nowadays. I guess. there are more rules that should be followed as strict as they can. They need to look at these details or else, it can never be considered as Native American Wedding Ceremony! Don 't you think it is the reason behind it?
7/1/2019 08:58:07 pm
hello i am looking for an officiant to conduct a native american. I reside in austin tx currently and was curious is you knew any one near hear that you could refer me too. If not i will look further into retaining your services. Thank you for you time!
7/12/2020 09:52:36 pm
Im interested in locating a Native American Wedding officiant in Texas/!Houston , exactly
1/6/2021 11:24:06 pm
Hi great reading yyour blog
Kimberly A McCarthy
3/18/2022 05:32:07 am
Hello. My husband & I would love our 10 year anniversary blessed with a Native American renewal of vows. My husband is part Native American and my lineage married into Cherokee. This would be the most sacred and blissful way to honor our lives together. Please let me know if you are able to help. We will be in New Mexico and Arizona from May1st Santa Fe, down through Slver City NM to Tuscon, Sedona, & Hopi Mountains in AZ before returning home back through Jemez Springs & Albuquerque & leaving the 11th.
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Jen Paul, Life Cycle Celebrant, Ordained Minister, Wedding Officiant, Healing Arts Practitioner, Life Coach, Death Doula