Sunday, July 5, 2009

Unity Sand & Candle Lighting Ceremonies

Many couples incorporate a special ceremonial aspect into their service called a Unity Sand Ceremony. In this tradition, each partner has a vile of different colored sand, and they pour the sand into a vase. Symbolic of the two becoming one, it makes a colorful vase that will last beyond your wedding day. It is also more practical for outdoor weddings, particularly in breezy areas where candles will not easily keep their flame in the wind. Couples with children often include them in the sand ceremony, too, thereby creating a family keepsake. A Unity Candle Ceremony pictured above with mom lighting the candle with her son and future daughter-in-law, is more easily performed indoors and has the same symbolism as that of the unity sand ceremony.

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