A Mosaic is a beautiful and elaborate piece of art, created from bits of tile, broken glass or marbles. The materials are different colors, shapes, and sizes, placed side by side to create a masterpiece. No two mosaics are ever the same. Each one is an original. I believe the mosaic is a beautiful metaphor for life, a metaphor for marriage.
I tell the wedding guest to let the material they hold in their hand (glass or marble) represent to the couple the days that lie ahead. Each day, a new day that will make up their life's journey. Some of the days will be bright, brilliant, and smooth. Some days will be dark, bold, or jagged. Yet together, side by side, these days will create their masterpiece and life's art.
I then tell each guest to place a blessing, for the couple, on the bit of color that they hold. In doing so they will be blessing the many shades of the days ahead. Then row by row the guest come forth and drop their blessing into the bottle creating a collection of wishes for the couple to keep. When all the blessings have been delivered by the guest, the couple corks the bottle sealing in their good wishes. And a beautiful bottled mosaic has been created.