Through the centuries and across many cultures, wine has been a part of the wedding tradition. In scripture, the first of Jesus’ miracles was the changing of water into wine during a wedding celebration. A wine ritual can be included in wedding ceremonies to accomplish several purposes. At the beginning of a ceremony, it can involve parents and signify the uniting of two families. Placed later in the ceremony, like Sand or Unity Candle ceremonies, a wine ceremony may symbolize the blending of two lives into one. By blending sweet and dry wines together, it can be used to symbolize the marriage bond that persists in times and joy and in sorrow. Regardless of how a couple chooses to use wine, it can add a touch of elegance to the moment.