Sand Ceremony

January 12th, 2017

If you have been to Aruba, then you know that the breezy beaches of Aruba would present a challenge for anyone wanting to do a unity candle ritual during a wedding ceremony.  The modern, beach version of the unity candle is the sand ceremony. 
Aruba Beach Wedding | Sand Ceremony Unity Candle | Beach Brides

Like the unity candle, where two candles light a third to represent the uniting of a couple, two vials of sand, representing the individual lives of the couple, are poured simultaneously into a third vial that represents the blending of the lives of the couple into one.  Some couples include family members in the sand ceremony to represent not just the blending of the couple’s lives, but also the blending of families.  

Aruba Beach Wedding | Sand Ceremony Unity Candle | Beach Brides

Couples can arrange a sand ceremony with their officiate or wedding planner, or come with their own colored sand to harmonize with the wedding colors (most craft stores carry colored sand and vials in various shapes and sizes).   

Aruba Beach Wedding | Sand Ceremony Unity Candle | Beach Brides

Aruba Beach Wedding | Sand Ceremony Unity Candle | Beach Brides
Images by: Kenneth 
Theysen, Elnathan Hijmering, Angela Muzenhofer

Let us know if you liked this sand ceremony idea for your wedding in our comments section below! :)

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Aruba was not only our first vacation as a couple, but a place we both visited as children…additionally, both his parents and mine went to Aruba on their honeymoon…its been a meaningful place in our lives and seemed the perfect choice.

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