The family medallion is a wonderful piece of wedding jewelry that remains a fantastic symbol of eternal love and devotion. Learn a little about the history of this beautiful medallion to help you decide if it belongs in your wedding ceremony.
Reverend Roger Coleman is the United Methodist minister behind the popular jewelry item.
"The so-called traditional wedding does not serve the needs of couples with children, whether their own, or children from previous relationships....The important role of children and the nature of family relationships is simply ignored," Coleman once remarked in an interview.
The necklace itself features three interlocking rings. Two of the circles represent love, while the third represents love that "reaches out" to include others. The same design is often seen on other jewelry pieces, such as charms, rings, and lapel pins.
The Best Decision For Your Family
The family medallion is a wonderful way of expressing your love and devotion to your new partner as well as your children and his. Consider purchasing a different piece of jewelry for each family member, such as a ring for your daughter, a lapel pin for your partner's son, and a necklace for you. If you would rather everyone have the same piece of jewelry, that is just fine and dandy too. Whatever you choose, the jewelry is something for all of you to cherish always.
If you decide jewelry is not the way to go but still want to do something special for your children at your wedding, consider a unity candle or sand ceremony. Both speak to the coming together of two families in love and faith--faith that you will continue to evolve as a new family unit.
No matter your final decision, ensure it truly represents your feelings and what you are looking forward to as a new family.
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