The Love Lock Ceremony is of Chinese origin but no one knows how or when this ancient custom began. It symbolizes opening your hearts, your lives to one another.
Your partner is the key that has made this love possible.
In your wedding, you fasten this love in absolute, eternal unity.
In a Love Lock Ceremony, the Bride and Groom lock their individual heart padlocks together as one. They may then assure that the keys that first opened their hearts can never be used to separate what has been joined in their wedding.
Sometimes the keys are tossed into a place from which they can never be retrieved. Sometimes the keys are tied to helium balloons and released; sometimes they are buried in a meaningful location or melted in a fire. Sometimes they are kept and displayed as a reminder of the love that brought them together.
Love Lock Ceremonies follow your vows and exchange of rings.
Readings for a Love Lock Unity Ceremony
"A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we're two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life."-
Richard David Bach, "The Bridge Across Forever: A Lovestory"