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.