Unity Cross – Wedding Ceremony Keepsake

unity cross

I first saw the Unity Cross at a Bridal Show.  I loved the concept of it.  Candles melt or collect dust and honestly I don’t know if I would ever light it again – is it even tradition to light it after the ceremony?  Knowing that the unity candle didn’t really work for us we thought about doing the sand ceremony which is a beautiful idea as well.  Then I saw the cross.  We have an entire cross wall in our living room and this would make a perfect addition to our fireplace mantel. It symbolizes our faith which is extremely important to both of us.

We were really torn on which cross to select.  On the Unity Cross website there were several options.  We decided to go with the contrast colors instead of a matching outer shell with the swirly inside.  We felt like it stood out more with the ivory on the insider with a darker outline.  It is hard to tell from the photos but our cross is the rubbed bronze and ivory.  The outer cross is a very dark shade of brown wood.  They also come in solid ivory, black, cooper and silver.  You can purchase it as a solid color with the cross inside matching the base or even make the lighter color on the outside with the swirly cross dark.  It all depends on your personal preference.  Since the inside cross represents the woman we went with a more feminine color on my cross and made the man’s cross more masculine.

Unity Cross Cards for Guests

When we received our Unity Cross in the mail it came with a hundred business cards to had out to guests at the wedding.  On each card it shares the tradition so the guests can follow along.  I thought this was a nice special touch and it did not cost us anything extra.  The business cards will fit perfectly inside your wedding programs.


The back view of card

The card reads:

The Unity Cross signifies the wedding covenant.  It is a lasting reminder of the Bride and Groom coming together with their faith in Christ, beginning their Life long Journey as One.  The bold outer cross represents the Groom.  He is the Strength and cover for his family and home, yet without his Bride, incomplete.  The intricate inner cross represents the Bride.  Beautiful and multi-faceted, she brings her creative abilities and wisdom.  The couple bring their hearts and faith in Christ together, joining their pieces of the Unity Cross and demonstrating their commitment to each other.  Thus completing the sculpture… And The Two Shall Become One.

During the ceremony we will put the two pieces of the cross together using three pegs.  The pegs represent the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  The wedding Officiant will then announce “What God has joined together, let no man take apart.”  In the base of the cross is a small drawer that we can place our wedding vows or other keepsake from the ceremony.


I cannot wait to officially put our Unity Cross together at our wedding ceremony and sit it in our living room on display!

Did you have a unity ceremony at your wedding?  Which tradition did you go with?


    • MommaDJane says

      Oh no! Did she try lighting it before the wedding or was it at the ceremony she realized it wouldn’t light?

    • MommaDJane says

      Mitch, we recently decided to elope but already purchased the cross so it’s going to the beach with us next week!

    • MommaDJane says

      That was our thought, I figured a candle wouldn’t last long in our home but this would last forever.

  1. Ann BAcciaglia says

    That is a beautiful cross and I love the symbol that it represents. Thank you for sharing.

    • MommaDJane says

      I never thought of it being a gift. So true, I would have loved receiving this from our parents.

  2. says

    i love the cross and what it symbolizes. I don’t love the huge bolts though. it detracts from the beauty in the cross. Maybe its the opposing color.
    So excited for you, love reading all of your updates

    • MommaDJane says

      The plugs are not sealed in on the photo so I think they will go in further once it is actually put together and they are glued in. Also they gave us two color pegs – Andrew just liked the silver. We may use the bronze though since the wood is brown.

    • MommaDJane says

      I love the blended family unity sand. My niece did that at her wedding and it turned out beautiful. We are also a blended family with five kids. We thought it might become a little much for us to do so instead we are including the kids in the wedding vows.

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