Take The Bitter Along With The Sweet In The Chocolate And Champagne Ceremony
In this ceremony, the couple together eat some bitter dark chocolate and drink some sweet champagne. The ceremony symbolizes the idea that with marriage, you will have sweet moments and bitter moments, and either way, you will share them and weather them as a unified front.
We will now perform the Chocolate and Champagne ceremony.
In your marriage, there will be 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.
Bride and Groom take and eat this bitter, dark chocolate. Taste in it the dark days which will test your marriage and test its strength. It represents disappointment, illness and grief.
Know that these hard times will come, and with them, the opportunity to deepen your bond as husband and wife.
Now, Bride and Groom, take and drink this sweet Champagne (or wine.) Taste in it the sweetness and light that will fill your marriage with joy. Savor the fruits of this wine, just as you will savor every happiness that you bring each other.
It represents shared laughter, your children’s first steps, your golden anniversary. Delight in it, as you will delight in your husband, your wife, your life together.