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Creating a Sand Ceremony

Sand Ceremony

Many couples are seeking unique and significant rituals to symbolize their unity. A sand ceremony signifies the coming together in unity in a very special way. It not only creates powerful symbolism within the ceremony, it creates a piece of art for keepsake. This unique idea is based upon the same concept as a unity candle, but with a slightly artistic method. The couple pours colored sand into a glass vase to create a layered effect of colorful sand. Having a sand ceremony at your wedding can create the perfect element of romance with the perfect balance of a symbolic ritual.

How the Sand Ceremony is Performed

A sand ceremony begins with the officiant announcing the ceremony and explaining the very powerful meaning. A vase is either setup prior to the ceremony or placed on a decorative table during the ceremony by the officiant. The bride and groom are each handed a vase filled with colored sand. The bride and groom pour the sand into the larger vase together, combining the colored sand. An alternative method allows the groom to begin pouring a small layer, followed by the bride pouring a small layer, and then having the bride and groom alternate layers of colored sand until the vase is full. Different methods of pouring will create a different artistic effect.

Sand Ceremony

Items Needed for a Sand Ceremony

A sand ceremony naturally calls for colored sand. Couples generally try to match the color of the sand with the wedding colors. Choose a medium sized vase to hold the combined sand. This will be a keepsake. It is a good idea to select a decorative vase or jar that can be topped later with a lid or decorative covering. Some couples choose to have the vase customized with a monogram or personalized with etching. The bride and groom will need matching pouring vases as well. A small decorative table is needed to perform the sand ceremony.

Sand Ceremony

Crystal Ballroom Saint Augustine

If you are searching for unique ways to make your ceremony special, add more meaning with a sand ceremony at Crystal Ballroom Saint Augustine. Add this romantic ritual to your nuptials at this elegant wedding venue. The fairy tale is made possible by the all-inclusive concept that bundles the venue, services and décor into an affordable package. Host your dream ceremony and reception at an elegant wedding venue that is designed just for you. Bring your celebration to the Crystal Ballroom Saint Augustine, and let the professional in-house design team and planners create your unique ceremony and reception.


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Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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