| Originally Posted by annieroy |
Great pictures ! Can we see more ? !!!
As for your sand ceremony, I will be doing the same with my 2 children. What did the Minister say while you were all poring the sand? But most importantly, how did you bring back home that huge vase ?
HAHA - I knew someone would ask about the vase - my uncle carried it on the plane as his carry-on. He put the sand in a zip-lock and said the guy at the security point look at him a little strange - he told him it was his souvener from Cabo and he let him through with out a problem.
The first time Scott send me flowers they came delivered in that vase. He sent 3 dozen (one from him and one from each of the kids!) I took the vase to the engraving shop and had them etch our logo on it. We are going make a tradition to collect sand from all our vacations and add it to the vase when we get home.
Here is what our minister said - i just changed the normal verbiage a little to make it work for us: I would now like to ask Sarah and Scott, as well as, Tyler and Amanda to join me for a special Sand Ceremony: (walk over to table with containers)
Sarah and Scott, today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and to honor your children, Tyler and Amanda, as well. The gathering of this new family will have a deep influence upon all of its members. We realize that in order for the home to be a happy one, it is essential that there be love and understanding between the children and the adults being married. As you each hold your sand the separate containers, it represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique.
Now, please pour your sand into the large container. As you combine your sand together, your lives also join together as one family. The individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be blended together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your family be.