The definition of a sacrament is "an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace" -- which makes the photograph below an icon of a sacramental moment of blessing that was part of the February 18th Blessing of our Covenant at All Saints Church.
It captures the point in the service -- just before the Peace -- where the priest blesses the commitment the couple has made to Christ and to each other. At our wedding, Ed invited the whole congregation to be part of that act of blessing -- laying hands on those laying hands on those laying hands on us -- until the 400+ in attendace became this outward and visible sign of the blessing God has already given us in the love we share for each other. And then the prayer of blessing:
Most gracious God, we give you thanks for your tender love in
sending Jesus Christ to come among us, to be born of a human
mother, and to make the way of the cross to be the way of life.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, pour out the abundance of your
blessing upon Louise and Susan. Defend them from every enemy.
Lead them into peace. Let their love for each other be a seal upon
their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon
Bless them in their work and in their companionship; in their
sleeping and in their waking; in their joys and in their sorrows; in
their life and in their death. Finally, in your mercy, bring them to
that table where your saints feast forever in your heavenly home;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit
lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. And the people said, "AMEN!"