The Sand Ceremony . . .
Like the Unity Candle Ceremony, the beautiful and very moving Sand Ceremony also symbolizes the merging of two lives into one. Two vessels of different colored sand are poured by the bride and groom into a center vessel intermingling the sand together representing that the two shall become one. The words spoken by the Captain are indeed very beautiful and touching. Unlike the Unity Candle Ceremony, there is no need to worry or be concerned with inclement weather or the wind playing havoc as it does with a candle lighting ceremony. The Sand Ceremony really fills the bill when a wedding ceremony is planned at any venue with open spaces, particularly on yachts where the ceremony takes place on an open top deck. This unique symbolic act can be beautifully performed and incorporated into your marriage ceremony and the beautiful center vessel of colored sand is yours to keep as a reminder of the vows you shared and the very beautiful words spoken during The Sand Ceremony.
If you decide that you would like to have this ceremony performed, please advise Captain Arnold of your choice of sand colors shown below. There is no fee to perform this ceremony other than the cost of the product (vases and Sand) if the Captain provides it. You can also purchase sand ceremony products at most wedding supply stores or online. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Captain Arnold.