Shadow Wedding Basics
Step 2: Create Your Shadow Vows
After identifying shadow material in Step 1, we help couples craft their shadow vows. This will become the "meat and potatoes" of the ritual. Just like the vows in a regular wedding, partners face one another and speak their intention and commitment — only in this case, they are speaking on behalf of their shadow sides.
Perhaps one of the most memorable and healing aspects of the ritual is the closing of the vows, in which partners choose and commit to each other inclusive of all that has just been spoken. This is a big moment! Being accepted in this way can be a life-changing experience.
During our two-on-two meetings prior to the ritual, couples are given a generous amount of time to become familiar with the vow-creation process. You can get a sense of our shadow vow experience in our interview.