Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sand Blending Ceremony

The Unity Sand Ceremony, a celebration that is usually two to three minutes in length, is a meaningful joining of two lives. It represents the timeless ritual of marriage. The couple ceremoniously pours various colors of sand from a container, such as a seashell, a decorative pitcher (or any other nice container), into one special container symbolizing their coming together as one.

This unique celebration was recently brought into the public eye with the marriage of Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter of the TV series, "The Bachelorette." Rather than the time-honored ritual of the Unity Candle Ceremony, the Sutter's chose an alternative: the Unity Sand Ceremony.

Their decision sparked a craze in weddings across the country.

The ceremony has controversial origins. Some believe it began with the Native Americans, and some insist the Hawaiians created the legend. Whatever its origin, the Unity Sand Ceremony is fast becoming a nationwide trend in wedding ceremonies.

The flowing sand and blending of the colors symbolize the combining of two lives into one. Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container — to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals.

A staple in marriages everywhere, The Unity Candle Ceremony has long been a tradition for marriages both elaborate and simple. Usually, there's a single candle that both bride and groom light from a flame of their own single candle. Parents or other members of the wedding party often join in the candle lighting ceremony.

For more info click here. And, if you are looking for a beautiful Sand Ceremony kit, you need to look no further. We found a nice one (see below) that comes in various colors and is personalized for under $60.00!

Personalized Sand Ceremony Complete Unity Kit

Personalized Sand Ceremony Complete Unity Kit This unique Kit includes everything you'll need to create a memorable unity ceremony. An alternative to the Unity Candle, the Sand Ceremony Kit truly captures the blending of two lives joined as one. Your love will never end throughout the years as this magnificent set can be placed as a trendy centerpiece in your own home. Display your finished sand artwork and use your pouring vases for candles, flowers, or any decorative function. Ideal for outdoor ceremonies! May be personalized with your first names only or with your first names and wedding date at no additional cost. This complete ceremony set includes: One large unity vase: measures 3 1/2'' x 10 1/2''. Two couple pouring vases: measures 4'' x 8'' 2 lbs of white sand 2 lbs of silver sand Engraving on large unity vase Instructions for use and ceremony wording options Hand blown glass may contain small bubbles. Due to high volume & engraving times, all personalized items may take up to 3 business days to ship. View Font Example. This product cannot be returned. We will replace this product if we make an error. There is absolutely no returns, so please make sure you are purchasing correctly.