Reverend Michael Summers
A sand ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful experience which not only unites Wife and Husband, but it is symbolic blending of families and children. Like a Unity candle ceremony the pouring of different colored sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom. Using colored sand, sand from a favorite beach, or sand from a vacation spot often serves and represents a meaningful base for the marriage.
A sand ceremony is conducted using various glass containers representing individuality coming together and uniting as one. If there are children involved, then it may represent the blending of two families uniting into one. Some couples pour the sand from two sea shells. You can put your vase containing your combined sand on display as a constant reminder of your special day!
BRIDE AND GROOM
THE GLASS JAR REPRESENTS THE FRAMEWORK OF THE BRIDE AND GROOMS RELATIONSHIP AND MARRIAGE. THE COLORS OF THE SAND REPRESENTS THE VIRTUES AND QUALITIES THAT THEY EACH BRING AND GIVE TO EACH OTHER IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP. (THE COLORS AND WHAT THEY REPRESENT ARE UP TO YOU)
EXAMPLES ARE: BLUE-AFFECTION, PATIENCE, DEVOTION, ETC RED-DETERMINATION, PASSION, ENTHUSIASM, ETC. GOLD-PURPOSE, SPIRITUAL LOVE, MEANING,ETC. GREEN-ORDER, STABILITY,HARD WORK, ETC. USE ANY COLOR AND QUALITIES THAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL CHOICE)
———-AND———-WILL NOW FILL THEIR VESSEL WITH THE QUALITIES THEY GIVE AS GIFTS TO EACH OTHER TO MAKE THEM ONE IN SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY. THE FILLED VESSEL OF DIFFERENT COLORS ARE A UNIQUE MASTERPIECE THEY HAVE CREATED WHICH WILL BE A REMEMBRANCE OF THIS THEIR SPECIAL DAY. I BLESS THIS VESSEL , THIS COUPLE, AND THIS SPECIAL TIME WHICH HAS BEEN ETCHED INTO THEIR MEMORIES FOREVER,
THE GLASS JAR REPRESENTS THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FAMILY’S RELATIONSHIP TO EACH OTHER. THE COLORS OF THE SAND REPRESENTS THE VIRTUES AND QUALITIES THAT EACH FAMILY MEMBER BRINGS AND GIVES TO EACH OTHER. ———-BRINGS THE COLOR——–THAT REPRESENTS———-. ———-BRINGS THE COLOR———THAT REPRESENTS———–.MOM BRINGS THE COLOR———-THAT REPRESENTS————.DAD BRINGS THE COLOR————THAT REPRESENTS————.
THE FAMILY MEMBERS WILL NOW FILL THE GLASS JAR WITH THE QUALITIES THEY GIVE AS GIFTS TO EACH OTHER TO MAKE THEM ONE IN SPIRIT. THE FILLED GLASS JAR OF DIFFERENT COLORS ARE A UNIQUE MASTERPIECE THEY HAVE CREATED WHICH WILL BE A REMEMBRANCE OF THIS SPECIAL DAY.
I BLESS THIS FAMILY, THIS GLASS JAR, AND THIS SPECIAL TIME WHICH HAS BEEN ETCHED INTO THEIR MEMORIES FOREVER. AMEN