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You can personalize your Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony and create a lasting keepsake of your wedding day.

The Hawaiian Sand Ceremony is known all over the world for its beauty and sanctity. Couples love to incorporate this rite into their ceremony because it so elegantly captures the meaning of their two lives becoming one while creating a lasting memento of their special day.

Using different colored sands, the bride and groom each take turns filling a Unity Vessel as they recite their chosen vows. The sand colors can be coordinated with your home décor, chosen based on your wedding colors or for any other special reason that is meaningful to you. At the end of the ceremony, the vase is taken home and sits atop a shelf, a table or a mantle, beautifully symbolizing the start of your new life together.

Origins of the Ceremony

The Unity Sand Ceremony began in Hawaii many years ago.   This Hawaiian tradition bestows upon your ceremony a very unique & romantic Island element.  The Unity Sand Ceremony is fast becoming a nationwide trend, particularly with outdoor settings becoming more and more popular.
The Meaning Behind It

The flowing sand and blending of the colors in the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. Some couples prefer to leave a small amount of sand in their respective container to show that even though they now function as one, they remain individuals. The two sands symbolize everything that the bride and groom have been or will become in the future.  Our local beach sand is often added to the vessel by our officiant to symbolize the couple's ties to Hawaii.

The blending of the sand represents the union not only of them but their friends and families as well. If you have children, your children may also participate by pouring sand into the container as well.  We have had entire groups pour a bit of sand in various colors into a large glass bowl or hurricane symbolizing the support of family and friends as well as their continued participation in the couple's lives.  The separate sands once poured into the unity vessel can never be put back into their separate containers. They are forever entwined just as the lives and loves of the bride and groom and their families and friends from this day forward.