A Sand Ceremony is a unique way to symbolize two lives becoming one in a wedding ceremony. This is also a great way to incorporate children or family into the wedding.
Lighting a Unity Candle during your wedding ceremony is a special way to symbolize your two lives joining together as one.
As guests arrive, they are provided a small, smooth stone and an appropriate writing instrument ( a sharpie) with which they are asked to write well wishes/blessings for the couple and their new life together. Then place the stones in a glass container.
The "Jumping the Broom" is a ceremony in which the bride and groom, either at the ceremony or at the reception, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically "sweeping away" their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.
The wrapping of the cord forms an infinity symbol. The handfasting knot that is tied is a symbolic representation of oneness between the couple. In a show of unity, they become bound to each other.
Couples include this tradition in their wedding ceremony as it symbolizes the absolute finality of the marital covenant. $20
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