Florida Keys Sand Blending Readings

The sand ceremony is an alternative to the unity candle ceremony frequently performed in weddings. It’s perfect for beach weddings and blended families.  You may take delight in the fact that the sand ceremony is just one more thing to incorporate into the overall feel. The bottle of layered, colored sand you take home with you will always serve as more than an emblem of your union.

The bride, groom, and any other family members the bride and groom wish to include each have their own color of sand. In the center of the table is a glass vase.  It can be any size or shape.

Each participant is assigned a color of sand. The colors of sand can match the new couple’s home décor or their wedding colors. While pouring the sand, the bride and groom recite their vows. A sand ceremony gives the couple a chance to recite their own unique vows while taking a few moments to symbolize their union. The vows for a sand reading can also incorporate the fact that while each member of the couple maintains their distinct individual strengths (represented by a specific sand color), they also become a beautiful new creation as a unit.

The sand ceremony is a way to incorporate children and other family members into the wedding. In a single glass jar or vase, children can help layer the colors of their mom or dad. They are the perfect symbol of a new family coming together. Family members will all be able to remember the ceremony and their part in it, admiring the artwork and again appreciating the beauty of the union.

  • Perfect for outdoor weddings where flames aren’t safe
  • Complement beach themes perfectly
  • Can include more than just the bride, groom, and perhaps the mothers of the bride and groom; children and other family members can get involved
  • Colors may be used to represent the following
  • White: Purity, spiritual values, devotion
  • Yellow: Harmony, balance, friendship
  • Pink or Red: Love, passion, romance, happiness
  • Green: Health, luck, prosperity
  • Purple: Power, dignity, strength
  • Brown: Nurturing, home and hearth
  • Blue: Patience, tranquility, longevity
  • Silver: Creativity, talents, inspiration

 

Sand Blending #1

"Today you have committed to share the rest of your lives with each other. This relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand into one”

"One representing the Bride and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.”

"The other representing the Groom, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.”

"As these two containers of sand are poured into one container, the individual grains of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one.”

"Just as these sands can no longer be separated and poured back into the individual containers, so too shall your marriage never be separated.”

You may use colored sand along with sand from the beach location where you are getting married.

 

 

Sand Blending #2

"Today you have committed to share the rest of your lives with each other. This relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand into one”

"One representing the Bride and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.”

"The other representing the Groom, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.”

"As these two containers of sand are poured into one container, the individual grains of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one.”

"Just as these sands can no longer be separated, our prayer for you today is that your lives together be blended like the mighty sea and may your love be everlasting like the ripples in the sand."

 



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