September 1, 2008

Like sands from an hour glass....

Unity Sand Ceremony

If you’ve attended weddings lately, you’ve probably noticed that many ceremonies are no longer just your typical Mom & Pop church wedding.

The Unity Sand Wedding Ceremony, symbolizes a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful joining of two lives. In this timeless ritual of marriage, the couple ceremoniously pour various colors of sand from a container, into one special container symbolizing their coming together as one. Some contempo couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective glass container to show that they now are joined as one, but they also remain individuals.

The Unity Sand Wedding Ceremony has controversial origins, some believe it to be Native American in origin and some insisting the Hawaiians were the ancestors of the legend. Whatever its origin, the Unity Sand Ceremony is fast becoming a nationwide wedding ceremony trend.

The Unity Sand Ceremony can also be altered in many ways to include family and friends. Besides the bride and groom, various colors of sand are given to wedding members who will add their sand to the couple’s sand, all flowing into the container, creating a colorful and one-of-a kind symbol of unity.

In a day where couples are planning weddings that are unique to their beliefs and lifestyle, the Unity Sand Wedding Ceremony can be personalized many different ways to fit the occasion.

After the ceremony, the couple has a unique keepsake to remember their wedding day.

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