Glass Ceremonies: A Unique Take on the Traditional Unity Ceremony
Love is like glass: beautiful, infinitely renewable and hot!
Third Degree is taking the idea of a Unity Ceremony to the next level with our custom Glass Ceremony. Much like a sand ceremony, couples use our colored glass crystals called frit in place of sand for their unity ceremony during their wedding ceremony.
First, couples order colored frit that matches their wedding colors. After combining the frit during their wedding ceremony, couples may bring their vessel to Third Degree and work with one of our glass artists to design a one-of-a-kind glass creation that will last a lifetime. These combined pieces of glass will be permanently fused as they are heated further adding to the symbol of a commitment. From bowls and platters (which can be used every day as a loving reminder) to molded vases or sculpted glass objets d’art, couples have the freedom to decide what glass creation works best! Couples can even create multiple pieces with their combined frit such as personalized gifts of thanks for parents and friends- Christmas ornaments or wine-stoppers.
If getting married and/or having their reception at Third Degree, a bride and groom will work with their glass artist in advance to design their piece. Then, after their ceremony, they can carry their Unity Vessel to their artist in our hot shop who will create their vision LIVE in front of their guests during one of our glassblowing demonstrations.
“We received our (double) helix today! I absolutely love it! Y’all did such a great job and it’s a beautiful piece for our mantle with special significance for us…I’m so in love with the helix, I want more items to display or possibly give as Christmas gifts. Thank you again for working with me, keeping me in the loop and answering all my questions!”
For more information regarding Third Degree’s custom Glass Ceremonies, please contact Lauren Probst, Gallery Director, at 314-367-4527, ext. 200, or visit our Glass Ceremonies page for artwork and color options, and much more!