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The Family Sand Ceremony

Unity ceremonies are a really cool part of any wedding, and they normally focus on the binding of two souls, but occasionally there's more to it than that. Sometimes, a wedding means the binding of two existing families, meaning children from two previous marriages, and parents now blending them all together. As a non-denominational minister and professional wedding officiant, I've seen just about everything you can imagine that symbolizes this, but one of my favorites is a sand ceremony. This unity ceremony allows every individual to be involved as they each take a vial of a different color of sand and add it to a central source, the family vial/vase, swirling all the colors and textures symbolizing the combining of souls together into one, never again to be separated.

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