Instead of unity candles or sand, opt for a Dutch tradition of the Love letter and Wine box Ceremony. The box is filled with wine and 2 glasses representing the bride and groom and a love letter from both. The box is to be opened the 5th wedding anniversary where each will read the letter and enjoy the wine. But, if anytime throughout the marriage they reach a rocky point they are allowed to open the box, read the love letters and rekindle the relationship.
Bridesmaid Picture - 'Bride should have her ring on, though!"