A Sand Ceremony Set For Your Wedding

At our wedding in October, Anne and I included a sand ceremony.  I made a base of apple wood to hold the vase and the three flasks we used to pour the sand.  I’ve been making these for other people’s weddings, selling them on Etsy.  Thought I’d post an update, showing some of the bases I’ve made. This one is made of Pear wood, and included wood caps for the vase and all the flasks.

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This Apple wood base is for four flasks; two for the couple and two for their children.  A wonderful way to include everyone in the ceremony — and a symbol always of the bond between them.

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A Cherry wood base with 5 flasks. This is the story behind it in Allie’s own words:

“My husband and I have been married for 10 years now, and have a family of our own. We never had a ceremony to celebrate with family and friends, so for our 10th year anniversary – which is this Friday =) we are going to mark our journey and have our wedding at last in June. Being that this is symbolic for our family, and not just my husband and I, I have been looking for something that can include our 3 boys equally as special. This was perfect!” Allie B

So special. There’s nothing I can add to that.

Ash was used for this base.  It was purchase by a couple in Scotland.  The shipping weight for these is about 10 pounds.  I choked a bit at the shipping cost, but the couple didn’t.  It’s a wonderful thing to be able to touch peoples lives in this way — to be able to add something to their wedding experience.

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The union of two people in marriage is a beautiful thing.  A year ago I’d never heard of a sand ceremony.  But now, I see it as a wonderful way to symbolize that union.  I see Anne’s and mine every day, a reminder of our unity, and our commitment to each other.

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