The Honey Ceremony

We met this evening with a delightful couple to plan the details of their May wedding. They are planning to use the Honey Ceremony, within their wedding ceremony. The Honey Ceremony is a new experience for us. The couple is going to either dip their fingers into the honey or use small spoons. They have not decided yet whether to use fingers or spoons. They will be invited to taste the sweetness of the honey, symbolizing the sweetness of their lives, their love and their vows. They will be giving honey to their guests as favors. We thought this a sweet idea to pass on and share.

Two more thoughts about this ceremony of sharing: use local honey and give small jars of honey to the guests as a “favor”.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte


Several years ago we came across this wonderful line:
“I am because WE are.”

We don’t know where the line came from, but like a lot of the material surrounding and articulating love and wedding ceremonies, they exist in what we feel are the collective spheres of our universe. Anyway.

We loved the sound and feel of the line but it lacked body and a certain “framing”. We discussed the line and how we feel it tells a part of the story of a part our lives and love. Cheryl wrote this poet to go with the line.

There was a time when I would seek to know myself.
I called myself by many words.
I dressed myself in many robes.
I stood beneath a thousand skies.
And then YOU,
You were before me on the road.
You spoke new words and wore new robes.
The skies were filled with stars.
It was only then that I began to know
what I know about myself.
I am because WE are.
Rev. Cheryl Cavalconte, MA

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte