Sand Ceremony

Sand CeremonyThe Sand Ceremony is representative of connection and unity, both of those getting married, as well as their loved ones. This is a particularly poignant ceremony when one or both partners have children.

Thought to be originally a Hawaiian or Native American custom, the bride and groom used to simply throw some sand into the wind together, an acknowledgement of the fact that once two things have been joined, like grains of sand in the breeze, they are at once intertwined and can never be returned to their original state of separateness.    

Modern sand ceremonies involve tipping different coloured sand into the one vessel.

Whether you use only two different types of sand for yourselves, or you involve your children, the different coloured sand, once poured into the single vessel, creates a beautiful piece of art that you can display in your home.

As well as being a beautiful decoration, the vessel serves as a reminder that, although everyone within the union is an individual, as with the individual layers of colours in the vase or bottle, the family is now a much a part of the individuals as they are part of the family. Similarly, it would be virtually impossible to extract only one colour from the vase. 

Sand Jars

The ceremony can be tailored to your specific circumstances and what you wish to express on the day, but there are basic steps that serve as a guide for creating a gorgeous, meaningful memento of your wedding day. 

Testimonials

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- Eric and Karen Langen

 

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- Eric and Karen Langen

 

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