If you are looking for something a little different and interesting for your wedding ceremony, a sand ceremony is a meaningful unity ritual that expresses the coming together of two people as one.
The pouring of two different coloured sands into a clear vessel to form layers that can never be separated, demonstrates unity, togetherness, and the permanent joining of two lives. Just as the grains of sand can never be separated, so their marriage will be.
This is how it works ………
Prior to the wedding ceremony I work with my couple to choose a colour of sand that typically reflects who they are as a person. Words are written into the ceremony to describe each person according to their chosen colour.
At the ceremony each person takes a turn to pour their coloured sand from a small glass into a clear vessel (jar, bottle, frame), forming a layer representing who they are and who they will always be.
Next, the couple pour in their sands simultaneously into the vessel and the coloured sands blend. This creates a beautiful lasting keepsake to remind the couple of the happiness, beauty and love of their special day.