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#1731 ehpage

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    Posted 07 May 2011 - 02:32 PM

    So when we did the sand ceremony the minister had someting that he read.. I don't remember what he was saying but he had something all ready for it (and he didn't even know we were doing the sand ceremony!!) he was prepped and I guess just carries it with him.

     



    #1732 Natalie2012

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      Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:00 PM

      Got my dress today....deposits are in...hurry up April 2012!! So sooooo excited!! This forum has been fantastic!!



      #1733 acw271011

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      Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:23 PM

      This is great!!  thanks so much! I'm gonna take a bit from each one and put something together that I like, and then hope the minister will read it.

       

      Originally Posted by BusyBee123 

      ACW: I stole this from another thread on the forum, and cannot take credit for it at all! But here are a few suggestions!  We like #2!  

       

       

      Sand Ceremony #1

      "Before the two of you met, your lives were on separate roads ... each going in different directions and seemingly leading to different destinations. But somewhere along the way (through some twist of fate) you did meet, and you fell in love. Today, you find yourselves standing here together at the threshold of a new path, and have promised to forever join your once separate journeys into one.

      Before each of you there is a container of sand. Each container represents the separate journeys you once were on. They also represent your own sets of friends and families, that until today were apart from each other. I now ask that you blend these individual containers of sand together.

      As the sand has blended together, your lives too are joined. Your once solitary journeys have become one of companionship, as you now set forth on a single path together into your future. Your friends and family are as one as well. You will now share those who are a part of your lives as you walk hand-in-hand

      Sand Ceremony #2

      As you stand beside the ocean, may your love always be as constant as the tide; waves flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Just as water is the eternal force of life, so is love. Love is the force that allows us to face fear and uncertainty with courage. 
      You have just sealed your relationship by giving and receiving of rings. But although you will be sharing one life, never forget that you are two separate people. Cherish and affirm your differences. Love each other. Keep your commitment primary. Together you will laugh and cry, be sick and well, be happy and angry, share and grow. Grow sometimes together, sometimes separately. 
      To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, two separate colours of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create and entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. 
      Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination. Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives. 
      (Begin pouring sand)
      Sarah and Michael, just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual container, so will your marriage be a molding of two individual personalities, bonded together forming one heart, one life, and one family. 

      Sand Ceremony #3

      Now we shall celebrate this union as it is symbolized through the pouring of two individual containers of sand. One represents (Bride/Groom) and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be. The other represents (Groom/Bride) and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As the two vials of sand are poured into the third keepsake vase, the individual containers of sand ceased exist as they are now joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual vases, so will the love and bond between the two of you render you inseparable.

      Sand Ceremony #4

      Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. Love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one.
      The sand in these jars symbolize your separate lives, separate families, separate sets of friends, and the different life journeys you once traveled. I ask that each of you take one of the jars and that you fill the center jar together.

      ~The couple steps forward and takes their individual jars and fills the center jar.~

      With the mixing of these grains of sand you have now symbolically joined your once separate lives. As your two lives have been inseparably combined, so now are your friends and family joined, through you into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate is now shared and in this sharing you both will find great comfort.

       



       


      I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

       

       

      http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

       

       

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      #1734 BusyBee123

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        Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

        I know the feeling....feels like January is a lifetime away and I've already run out of stuff to do! With OOT bags and favours done, excursion booked, flowers booked, guests and photogs booked, dress in the closet, spa booked, invites out...there's not much left to do!  Guys outfits, BM dresses and finishing up the vows, then that's its!  Its amazing how quickly it all comes together in the end!  I think I should just take the time to relax, but I'm always looking for more to do!  If only I was less type A! 

         

        Quote:

        Originally Posted by Natalie2012 

        Got my dress today....deposits are in...hurry up April 2012!! So sooooo excited!! This forum has been fantastic!!



        #1735 acw271011

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        Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:41 PM


        oh i like hat one too!!  hope you don't mind but I copied it... lol  I'm going to go over all of them and put something together that I really like.  thanks ladies!!!
         

        Originally Posted by TMwedding2011 

        This is the sand ceremony we used

         

        Sand Ceremony

         

        Officiant:  Bride and Groom now come forth to seal their relationship through the mixing of the sands. Just as two lives together now join to become one, so will the individual sands become one as they are poured. It would be impossible to separate these sands, just as it would be impossible to separate Bride and Groom  after today. This covenant is a relationship pledge between two people who love each other heartily and who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives.



         


        I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

         

         

        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

         

         

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        #1736 acw271011

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        Posted 07 May 2011 - 04:44 PM

        double check that you're logged in. I figured out that it just logs you out on its own if you try to stay logged in, and if you're only seeing the reply box without the quote, it's for me generally because I have to sign in again. hope that helps.

         

        Originally Posted by JayKay 

        Not quite sure why it won't let me post my comments with a quote, anyways....

         

        I found this thread helpful in making the ceremony more personal. We used some ideas from here and are slowly starting to piece it together.

         

        http://www.bestdesti...ceremony-script

         

        Hope this helps!



         


        I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015

         

         

        http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/topic/78874-acw271011-so-this-is-not-a-planning-thread-but/

         

         

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        #1737 a084596

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          Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:04 PM

          erin,

          were your centerpieces actual vases or drinking glasses - I can't tell the height by your photos.  I really love them and want to copy them.

          I;m not sure where to look at zellers.  I couldn't find them but I will go to another zellers.

           



          #1738 JayKay

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          Posted 07 May 2011 - 05:47 PM


          Thanks, Ill keep that in mind!
           

          Originally Posted by acw271011 

          double check that you're logged in. I figured out that it just logs you out on its own if you try to stay logged in, and if you're only seeing the reply box without the quote, it's for me generally because I have to sign in again. hope that helps.

           



           



           



          #1739 StephAli

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            Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:12 PM

             

            BusyBee,

            I had a non-religious ceremony and that was the same script they sent me....needless to say I chose to write my own!!

             

            Good Luck!!

             

             



            #1740 BusyBee123

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              Posted 07 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

              Haha...good to know! I won't bother asking them for it and will just work on writing my own! Thanks Steph!

              Originally Posted by StephAli 

               

              BusyBee,

              I had a non-religious ceremony and that was the same script they sent me....needless to say I chose to write my own!!

               

              Good Luck!!



               




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