The Water Wedding Ceremony is like the candle or sand ceremony because it signifies the joining of two personalities into one family. The couple picks two different color waters based on their personalities. The meanings of the different colors are stated below.
In the water wedding ceremony below the couple chose Red and White water. When combined in the marriage vessel it makes pink which has its own significance.
Groom holds the container of red water. Red is the color of energy, passion and action. The color red represents ambition and determination.
Bride holds the container of white water. White represents purity and innocence. White is a color of protection and hope.
Groom and Bride, this empty vessel between you represents your marriage.
It is a new beginning in your relationship with each other.
Groom as you pour your red water into the marriage vessel you bring energy and passion to your marriage. And Bride as you pour your white water into the marriage vessel, you bring encouragement, comfort and hope to your marriage.
The blending of the red and white water creates pink, representing the blending of your lives together as one. The color pink represents caring, compassion and love, Unending love.
May your marriage reflect these qualities. May your energies in this marriage blend just as equally as the water in the marriage vessel. May you give freely of yourselves while honoring the greatness of each other.
The meanings of the different colors are:
White is color in its purest form, representing innocence, wholeness and perfection. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon, opening the way for the creation of anything the mind can imagine.
Using a lot of white amongst your wedding colors will create a mood of peace and comfort.
If you have chosen all white for your wedding color, you are looking to recreate the purity and innocence and simplicity of your youth.
You see your wedding as a new beginning, that of a shared future together.
You are independent and impartial with a neutral outlook on life and you like everything to be perfect – this goes for your wedding as well.
You like order and efficiency in your life because that creates a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope.
In your marriage you will want to remain independent and self-reliant, creating a life of simplicity and order with as little stress as possible.
Ivory is a neutral color, which means that it evokes a level of impartiality. Although similar to white, it is a warmer, richer and more elegant color. While pure white is stark, ivory is soft; white stands aloof, while ivory embraces.
Its meaning in color psychology for weddings is calming, yet encouraging, with a feeling of simple elegance and sophistication. It often has an old-fashioned feel to it.
Using ivory as a main color for your wedding will create a warm, quiet, soothing and sensual atmosphere, surrounding your guests with a feeling of calm and comfort, luxury and quality.
Choosing ivory among your wedding colors shows you as a very genuine and honest person, with a balanced, loyal and friendly personality; you are gentle, thoughtful and loving.
You are somewhat traditional, with an elegant and classic style.
You love quality and luxury in everything, from your surroundings, to your clothing, to your food, and you won’t settle for anything less.
You are patient and strong with a sense of self-confident attitude. While you love quality and luxury, you are quite practical and down-to-earth with your feet planted firmly on the ground.
Choosing a Red themed wedding, from a color psychology perspective, creates passion, energy and excitement.
Red will create a warm and stimulating mood at your wedding with high energy and lots of action.
Choosing red for your main wedding color identifies you as extroverted, confident and optimistic.
It is an attention-seeking and an attention-getting color so whichever way you look at it, you like to be noticed and love being the center of attention – which of course is perfect for your wedding.
You will demonstrate a vibrant enthusiasm for life throughout your marriage as you discover and pursue new physical directions and goals – you will need a like-minded marriage partner to keep up with your energy levels!
Variations of Red
The deeper the red, the more subdued the energy and the more sophisticated it is.
Burgundy, which is red with some black or dark purple in it, is controlled passion and energy.
Maroon, which is red with blue in it, is a more conservative color involving thoughtful action and passion.
Orange is an uplifting, optimistic, positive and motivational color which exudes warmth and happiness.
Orange in your wedding colors will create a friendly and social mood with lots of chatting amongst the guests, laughter, fun and enthusiasm.
Choosing orange among your wedding colors means you are independent and competitive, assertive, extroverted and uninhibited, and always on the go.
You are a people person and will have a large and active social circle, enjoy partying and planning all types of social events - orange people are the life of the party, the uninhibited performer! So planning your wedding will be a great deal of fun for you!
Your life together will be stimulating and social, one of spontaneity, fun and adventure with a great enthusiasm for life.
Being a free spirit with a great sense of adventure, your marriage will be full of new challenges as you explore the world around you. You will move on easily from any setbacks you encounter.
Paler versions of orange, such as peach and apricot, are softer and gentler in their energy, stimulating conversation yet putting people at ease.
Yellow is illuminating and uplifting, relating to the mind and the intellect.
Yellow in your wedding colors will create a warm, welcoming, cheerful and happy mood which will lift up the spirits of your guests
If you have chosen yellow as your wedding color, you are creative with many original ideas and thoughts, but with much practicality. You will have a close circle of good friends and may prefer a smaller intimate wedding rather than a large extravagant event. You have a good sense of humor which will guide you through the many ups and downs of married life.
Green is a color of rebirth, renewal and growth and it balances the emotions.
Green in your wedding colors will create a calming and restful mood with enough warmth to encourage a feeling of unity and togetherness among the guests.
If you have chosen green for your wedding color you are a very nurturing and compassionate person, loving yourself and others unconditionally – you will plan your wedding for all your family and friends as much as for yourself.
You crave peace and contentment above all else.
In your marriage you will be a loyal and faithful partner.
Blue is conservative and reserved. It is a safe and non-threatening color, loved by most people throughout the world.
Blue for your wedding color will create a relaxing and peaceful mood for your wedding in which everyone will feel contented and happy.
If you have selected blue as one of your wedding colors, you tend to be very reliable, with a need for order and direction in every endeavor – this will help you with the planning of your wedding – you take your responsibilities seriously and would aim to create a perfect wedding for all your guests.
Trust is important to you, loyalty within your marriage will be of utmost importance.
You will be hoping for a marriage based on harmony and serenity
Variations of Blue
The darker the blue, the more conservative, serious and professional it is and the more masculine it becomes.
Pale Blue: Pale blue is a color of freedom and creativity. It inspires tranquillity.
Sky Blue: This is a non-threatening color loved by most people all over the world. It is the color of the healer and indicates a helpful and selfless nature.
Azure Blue: This is a color of contentment that inspires ambition and determination to achieve.
Indigo, a combination of deep blue and violet, inspires a sense of fairness and justice, along with deep sincerity.
Indigo among your wedding colors will create a dignified mood with a degree of tradition being an important part of the wedding ceremony.
If you have chosen indigo as one of your wedding colors, you love traditions and rituals so a traditional wedding will be on the cards.
Integrity and honesty will be very important to you in your married life.
Purple is an introspective color. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals.
Choosing purple as your wedding color will create a mood of individuality, mystery and fantasy.
If you have chosen purple as one of your wedding colors you are unique, individual and independent, definitely not one of the crowd, so your wedding will need to be unique in some way, and different to the usual run-of-the-mill weddings - you are creative and love the unconventional and this will show in any event you design.
You are a sensitive and compassionate person, supportive of others and putting their needs before your own. This is your wedding so your needs should be the most important at this time – forget about the expectations of others.
You are a gentle and free spirit. Choose people for your wedding party who love and accept you for who you are. In your marriage you will be looking for emotional security. You will also need to be able to create a sense of order in all parts of your married life. You seek spiritual enlightenment and need a supportive partner in your search for the meaning of life
Variations of Purple
The darker shades of purple were linked with nobility in the past and imply sensuality and individuality.
The lighter shades are more romantic and feminine, and a perfect choice for your wedding colors.
Lavender: With a slightly bluish tinge, lavender is sensitive, fragile, feminine and nostalgic.
Amethyst: This is the color of the evolved soul.
Plum: Plum is a reddish purple. It can appear old-fashioned, but it is honorable and linked to family traditions.
Deep Purple: Dark purple is related to nobility and higher spiritual attainment. A powerful color.
Turquoise controls and heals the emotions. It is a happy and friendly color which opens the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word.
Turquoise will create a refreshing, friendly and happy mood at your wedding.
If you have chosen turquoise among your wedding colors, you exhibit a confident and independent personality.
It is calming to anyone making a speech and assists with clarity of thoughts, so it’s a good color to print the groom’s or best man’s speech onto!!!
In your marriage you will need to ensure that you have emotional balance on a day to day basis. You will need a marriage partner who will support you in expressing your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be – and one who will encourage you to make your own way in the world under your own terms.
In color psychology pink relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. Pink calms the physical passion and power of red making it a gentler and loving energy.
Pink as one of your wedding colors will create a mood of gentle warmth, love and thoughtfulness.
Pink is a positive color inspiring warm and comforting feelings, a sense that everything will be okay in the end. And this is what you are hoping for with your wedding and marriage.
Your marriage partner will need to love and accept you unconditionally and show sincere appreciation for the loving things you do each day.
Variations of Pink
Hot Pink: Contemporary and modern for a wedding, yet romantic and fun, it radiates a more passion than pale pink. It inspires sensual love and a love of life.
Rose Pink: This is a more mature pink, but still feminine and romantic; the pink of universal love.
Salmon Pink: This variation of pink contains a touch of orange. It encourages the flirt, and can be a sign of the shy lover, all talk and no play.
Orchid: This is more of a lavender-pink and relates to the unusual and the individual doing his or her own thing. It is the non-conformist.
Blush: This is a very pale pink with sensual and sexual undertones
Magenta represents universal harmony and emotional balance. Spiritual, yet practical, it creates a balanced outlook on life based on common sense.
Magenta will create a mood of compassion, kindness, support and cooperation along with innovation and individuality.
With a vivid imagination and creative ability, choosing magenta as your wedding color means you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view. This will affect how you plan your wedding, and your guests will expect a unique wedding experience from you.
You are a free spirit, cheerful and optimistic, who dislikes being restricted by rules but you do use common sense in making most of your decisions. Despite being impulsive and innovative, you are still practical and like to live a very organized life.
In choosing magenta for your wedding, you seek harmony and balance on this special day; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Brown is a serious, down-to-earth color signifying stability, structure and support.
Brown among your wedding colors will create a mood of stability and comfort, making guests feel at home.
Choosing brown as your wedding color means you are honest, down-to-earth and wholesome, with both feet planted firmly on the ground. You are also friendly and approachable, genuine and sincere, and your wedding will show this side of you. Steady and reliable, with a keen sense of duty and responsibility, you take your obligations seriously. While you prefer to stay in the background, (you are never the life of the party!), your wedding is the time for you to shine.
Everything you do is done in moderation and with restraint – you are not self-indulgent, frivolous or extravagant but you do like quality and simplicity. Your wedding will reflect this.
In fact, you love quality in everything - a comfortable home, the best food and drink and loyal companionship. These will be essential for happiness in your marriage. You are a home body with a strong need for security and a sense of belonging, and this will be of utmost of importance in your married life.
Black is a color of power and control, prestige and dignity.
Black as your wedding color will create a mood of elegance, protection and mystery.
Choosing black as your wedding color indicates that you may be conventional, conservative and serious, or sophisticated, elegant and dignified.
Silver has a feminine energy; it is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious, soothing, calming and purifying.
Silver among your wedding colors will create a mood of elegance and femininity.
If you have chosen silver as your wedding color theme, you have a modern and dignified, yet somewhat glamorous, outlook on life. You tend to have an understated air of sophistication and classiness about you and this will be reflected in your wedding ceremony.
You are imaginative and creative, particularly in expressing yourself with the written word, and may choose to write your own wedding vows.
Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. It implies luxury and quality, value and elegance, affluence, material wealth and extravagance.
Gold will create a mood of elegance, affluence and luxury. You radiate charisma, personality and confidence, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.
With your optimism and warmth you add richness to the lives of those with whom you come in contact.