Thursday, January 10, 2013

Unity Ceremony


One of the most beautiful parts of a wedding ceremony is the unity ceremony.  I first witnessed a candle lighting ceremony 10 years ago at my god-daughter’s wedding.  It was a part of the ceremony in which both families signified the unification by lighting candles from one “unity” candle.  It was beautiful.

A few years ago I witnessed this same unity ceremony with the use of sand!  At first I thought is was a sorry substitute for the intimate candle lighting ceremony, but after seeing how beautiful the vessels of sand turned out I had a change of heart.  The sand vessels also serve as a beautiful reminder of the unity of man and wife and their families. 

Both unity ceremonies are beautiful.  In my opinion, they should be a part of every wedding ceremony.

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