The hand washing ceremony is a ritual cleansing on your wedding day honoring your transition into a married couple. Together you wash your hands in a glass bowl. As you wash your hands, you are washing away your past failures, relationships and mistakes, giving you a clean fresh start into your marriage. It is a symbolic spiritual purification and bringing your lives and souls into balance. The washing of your hands most importantly represents a complete and utter forgiveness of yourselves. Recognizing that all you have gone and grown through up to this moment has been necessary for you to stand here with the depth, capacity, abilities and compassion to love one another as deeply as you do. Therefore from this day forward your lives together are anew and nothing in your past can or will be held against you.
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