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Blending Rituals

Handfasting This lovely ritual has it roots in ancient times

Handfasting ~ A Wedding Ritual

Vintage Volkswagon van sand ceremony

DIY Sand Ceremony Frame : wedding ceremony diy frame sand sand ceremony shadow box unity DIY Sand Ceremony Frame 2

Instead of a sand ceremony or unity candle. I'm sorta diggin this idea since I LOVE to paint! And how adorable would that be hanging in our first house?!

A tree planting ceremony at a wedding. What a great way to symbolize the growth of a relationship and the roots we will set down together. :)

genius idea! a sand ceremony container/shadow box

Sands of Time Ceremony

Beautiful sand ceremony alternative that uses three spices for the bride and three for the groom that get mixed together in a covenant ceremony.

Irish or Celtic unity candles: michael will loooovvee these!!!

Sand Ceremony to include parents nice touch.

Love letter box - The bride and groom write a "love letter" to each other, put it in the box with a bottle of wine, nail it shut at ceremony and then open it on a special anniversary (10th, 25th). We do this all the time.

Wine, box and letter ceremony instead of unity candle!

You could make a "unity cairn" rather than having a candle or sand ceremony.

Pagan/Wiccan wedding ritual in origin - in times past it is believed that the human soul shared characteristics with all things divine. It is this belief which assigned virtues to the cardinal directions; north, south, east and west. The couple's clasped hands are tied together by a cords or ribbon and traditional wording is recited.

A beautiful alternative to the traditional unity candle, our Unity Sand Ceremony Shadow Box with Side Vases creates a sentimentally chic way to display your love. Perfect for outdoor ceremonies or destinations weddings.

Heirloom hourglass wedding unity sand ceremony.

A stylish sand ceremony.

"They actually tied a knot. They tied a fisherman’s knot and it’s the strongest knot. The rope will break before the knot comes undone and the knot only gets tighter with pressure." Frame knot and vows as a keepsake.