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Performing a Sand Ceremony

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A sand ceremony is a truly magical way to represent the joining together of two people in love and a wonderful way to compliment the theme of a beautiful beach wedding in Destin. The “Blending of the Sands” can be a spiritual and meaningful way to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom. As an interesting alternative to the more traditional Unity Candle, a sand ceremony can be a modern and unique addition to any wedding.

The ceremony requires three vases. The size and shape is your choice, but the vases should be clear enough to see through. One vase is filled with sand and represents the bride; the other vase is filled with sand that represents the groom. The third vase is empty and ready for the two newlyweds to pour both of their sands into the vase together in unity. Using two different colors of sand can be a beautiful contrast, and after the wedding you can keep the filled vase on display as a reminder of your love for years to come. If you are having your wedding on the beach in Destin, then you can ask the minister to scoop a handful of sugar-white sand from the beach and pour it into the empty vase first, to symbolize the foundation on which the marriage is built. The white sand of the Gulf Coast is perfect for this ceremony.

A sand ceremony is the perfect fit for a beach wedding in Destin, but it can be a lovely way to celebrate unity no matter where you are holding the ceremony. For other great ideas and traditions for your big day, contact a professional event planner at the Destin Bay House to hear the other amazing options for your dream wedding in Destin!

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