The Sand Ceremony
Legend has it that the sand ceremony began in Hawaii when couples would stand barefoot on the beach. At the right moment in the ceremony they would reach down and take a handful of sand from beneath their feet and pour it into a single container symbolizing their oneness.
Here is a sample sand ceremony that uses three vases and can be performed anywhere, inside or outside.
Officiant: [name[ and [name], you have just sealed (or, in a few moments you will seal) your relationship by the exchange of vows.
This alliance is a pledge between two people who publicly agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives as a married couple.
This union is symbolized by these two individual containers of sand; one representing [name], and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will become.
The other one representing [name],and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will become.
As these two containers of sand are poured into a third container, they will create a unique design symbolizing the uniqueness of your marriage. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into individual containers, so may your marriage be.