From: Sharon Harty
Author, Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony
Finding good information about planning a Unity Sand Ceremony is frustrating. There’s just nothing out there that gives you all the information you need.
A wedding is a celebration of the most meaningful commitment two people can make to each other, and every aspect of it need to be perfect. But no one had ever written a comprehensive resource on how to plan a Unity Ceremony with deep, rich meaning for the couple and the guests.
So I spent thousands of hours researching, then I wrote Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony.
I was surprised how little good information was out there to answer the many questions I was getting about this popular addition to the wedding ceremony. That’s why I combined the little good information I found with new design approaches and pouring sequences I created. Now, I’m sharing everything I know in this thorough and comprehensive book, the only sand ceremony book you need. It’s available immediately at a great price from a trusted source.
The Second Most Important Part
of Your Wedding
When you and your loved one pour your sands into your unity vase, you’re offering a symbolic demonstration of how your hearts have come together as one
. And once poured and mingled together, your sands can never be separated – an enduring vision of how your lives have become forever intertwined
Best of all, performing the sand ceremony creates a treasured keepsake that you can display in a special place in your home. When your friends and family see your unity vase in its place of honor, they’ll recall the moment it was created – or understand the power of what happened in the ceremony if they couldn’t be there.
It’s easy to see that your sand ceremony is the second most important part of your wedding – after the wedding vows. When it’s done right, it can make just as much impact on you, your spouse and your guests as writing your own heartfelt wedding vows. But while the vows are gone in a flash, there’s always a memento of the Unity Sand Ceremony.
But There’s So Much Involved…
Planning a Unity Sand Ceremony can feel like recreating the wheel. While you can choose to simply pour together black and white sands and be done with it, adding special vows, choosing colors with great meaning and carefully considering every aspect of the sand ceremony will lead to a better experience.
The sand ceremony may seem so simple that it doesn’t need any planning, but that’s not the case. Research and rehearsal is involved if you want the ceremony to go flawlessly.
The many things to consider about your Unity Sand Ceremony include:
- Where are the sand and the vases available?
- How much sand do you need?
- How does it fit in with the rest of the wedding ceremony?
- What do you say as you pour the sand?
- How do the sand ceremony vows work with regular vows?
- Does it work well with Christian or Jewish weddings? (And this answer is very definitely yes! A sand ceremony is equally great for religious and non-religious weddings.)
- What role does your wedding officiant play?
- How can children and other family members be involved?
- Who pours first?
- How do you choose your sand colors?
- How do you create an attractive pattern when pouring the sands in your vase?
- How do you get the completed vase home safely?
- How do you make sure your vase fits in with your home décor?
All of these questions are answered and much more is explained in Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony – available now for quick download at an amazing price.
But please order now – before the next price increase. You want to get this information at the best possible price.
A Unique Color-Choosing Method You Won’t Find Elsewhere:
The Core Values Infused Method ™
Nothing is more important to a sand ceremony than getting the colors right. You just need ones that look good together, right?
When you use my unique Core Values Infusion Method ™ of color choosing, you can effectively and efficiently choose colors that have deep and intense meaning for you and your spouse by considering your values, what you have in common – and what you don’t.
You can learn so much about yourself from this method that it alone is worth the very low price I’m offering today. A method for getting to know yourself better and getting to know your intended spouse better? It’s in the book, and it doesn’t cost extra.
You can learn so much in the few minutes it takes to consider your shared values. And everything you learn will be valuable as you choose the right color palette for your ceremony.
You see, the decision isn’t black and white. It’s a multifaceted, multicolored panorama, and it couldn’t be more wonderful.
Carefully Crafted Officiant Intros Help Your Guests
Truly Enjoy Your Sand Ceremony
By the time your big day rolls around, you will have put a lot of effort into making your sand ceremony just right. But will your guests understand what’s going on?
In many cases, the answer is a resounding NO!
But you can fix that. When you include a well-written and carefully worded Unity Sand Ceremony officiant introduction as part of your wedding, you’re allowing the officiant to be the guide to enjoyment and understanding of the sand ceremony – the same role he or she plays for the rest of the ceremony. This just makes sense, and it adds enormously to the overall importance of the moment.
When your guests understand what you’re doing and what it means to you, they can join in your emotion and enthusiasm. And 7 Ready-To-Use Officiant Intros are included in the book!
Practical Tips from A Sand Ceremony Expert
As the author of your guide through the intricacies of the
Unity Sand Ceremony, I know that you expect me to have all the answers. That’s why I’ve worked hard to provide as many answers as possible in a book concise enough not to overwhelm or overload you and not over complicate this important part of your big day.
As a lover of aesthetic beauty with over 20 years of professional experience in design and art direction, I fell instantly in love with the simple elegance of the unity sand ceremony from the moment I first learned about – and became obsessed with learning even more.
I’ll spare you the tedious account, but I’ve spent thousands of hours doing research online and off, accumulating all the information I could find on this topic. But don’t worry. I’ve simplified it down to what you really need to know.
I discovered that this beautiful ceremony that first came to modern attention on the television reality series The Bachelorette has a long tradition – having been practiced for hundreds of years by both American Native Indians and Hawaiians. But not much had ever been written on the subject.
So I consulted with representatives of those cultures as well as other experts in the wedding industry.
And I added to the tradition, too, by creating a unique design approach for defining unity sand ceremony color palettes and sand pouring sequences that’s guaranteed to produce beautiful and symbolic patterns – something no one else had ever done before. These patterns can have real meaning behind them if you make careful choices.
Sand Ceremonies of the Rich and Famous
In 2003, The Bachelorette
star Trista Rehn married Ryan Sutter in a lavish ceremony watched by over 26 million people worldwide – and their Unity Sand Ceremony was the most talked-about element of their wedding! (Coincidentally, Trista and Ryan are the ONLY couple from The Bachelor
and The Bachelorette
shows who have enjoyed long-term success with their marriage.)
It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning a lavish ceremony or something simple and intimate, the Unity Sand Ceremony is perfect for any budget and is an inexpensive and elegant way to make sure your wedding celebration leaves you and your guests with magical memories that will last a lifetime.
When I introduced the Unity Sand Ceremony to my clients, they were stunned by the elegance and beauty. Their guests called the ceremony “unforgettable” and “breathtakingly beautiful.”
Since then, I’ve personally helped hundreds of couples plan their own uniquely beautiful Unity Sand Ceremony color palettes. I’ve helped write sand ceremony vows that work for all different types of wedding ceremonies, from casual beach weddings to lavish traditional Christian church weddings…
I’ve helped people like you incorporate loved ones into the ceremony so that it reflects the miracle of two worlds coming together as one…
I’ve helped select the vases and sands that created lasting works of art that couples now proudly display in their homes…
… and I’ve helped choose the perfect sand colors to represent the love that couples feel for each other AND that beautifully complements any home décor.
My Experience is Priceless… Yet Very Affordable!
As I’ve worked with my clients, I’ve taken notes on everything I’ve
learned so that I could compile all that information in one place and share it with people like you who are interested in including a Unity Sand Ceremony in your wedding celebration.
Over the years, I have spent THOUSANDS of hours accumulating all this information – so you don’t have to.
You need this time saver.
If you’re in the process of planning a wedding – whether it’s your own or someone else’s – you’re probably pretty busy right now.
After all, with the ceremony, reception, catering, and honeymoon to be arranged – not to mention dealing with all the family stuff and wedding party drama that can sometimes occur – there’s so much that needs to be done.
If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to accomplish before the wedding, you might think that pulling off a sand ceremony is just too much.
The Easiest Part
of Your Wedding Planning
When you have the right information – the information I’ve compiled for you in this book – organizing your Unity Sand Ceremony can be the easiest and most enjoyable
part of your wedding planning!
By following the helpful guidelines you’ll discover in my book Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony, you can easily incorporate this elegant ceremony into your wedding and create an unforgettable moment your family and friends will talk about for years to come.
In this unique and affordable book, you’ll discover:
- How to incorporate your Unity Sand Ceremony seamlessly into any type of wedding service or vow renewal ceremony
- How to make sure your Unity Sand Ceremony vows complement your traditional marriage vows and enhance their message of love and unity
- How to ignite your creativity in writing your own vows or customizing the carefully crafted vows provided
- How to involve your friends and loved ones in the ceremony
- How to celebrate your blended family status and express the love that now binds all of your lives together
- How to define the role your officiant plays in helping to conduct this beautiful ceremony
- How to choose and layer your sands for maximum visual impact using my exclusive Core Values Infused Method ™
- How to pack your vase so that it makes the journey home safely
- How to display your vase in your home
This easy-to-follow guide
is the result of hours upon hours of research and many years of ceremony planning experience, and it can be yours now for an incredibly low price. Are you ready to order?
Wedding Officiants: This Book’s for You
Are you worried because one of your soon-to-be-wed couples has been asking to include a Unity Sand Ceremony in their wedding service – but you have no idea what this ceremony involves? Fret no longer… this simple guide tells you everything you need to know
to ensure the loving couple can celebrate their union in an elegant and unforgettable way.
There are even officiant intros to the sand ceremony portion of the event written up and ready for you. You can customize them a bit, let the couple work on them or use them as they are. Whatever you choose, the results will be great.
A Destination Wedding Must-Have
A Unity Sand Ceremony is the perfect way to commemorate the glorious setting where you two dedicate your lives to each other – and one of today’s most popular elements of destination weddings for that very reason.
By including some of the sand from the beach where you recite your vows or frolic on your honeymoon, you’re helping to preserve that moment in time and create a treasured visible reminder of the day your hearts joined as one.
How Sand Ceremonies Unite Blended Families
The Unity Sand Ceremony is a beautiful way to encourage inclusiveness
from the very beginning. It ensures your children play an active role in your wedding and shows them that they are a vital, integral part of your new family. It’s the perfect way for you to display your deep emotional commitment
to children of previous relationships.
Plus, my simple-to-follow pouring guides and diagrams will show you how to create a beautiful Unity Vase incorporating all your children. No one should be left out of this special moment, and this how-to guide helps you make sure everyone feels special and included.
Here’s what some readers have said about Sand, Sound & Soul:
“I liked how many options there were and the ability to mix and match introductions, ceremonies and ALL the variations and the great pictures as examples.”
Bek Milne, Civil Marriage Celebrant, Perth, Western Australia
“After hours of looking at individual websites with info on the sand ceremony and trying to piece it together to create one of my own for an upcoming wedding, I was able to look at your table of contents, go to the pages I needed and have the ceremony for this couple ready to present to them for approval in about 10 minutes. They loved what I chose to say and which way I chose to include their children in the ceremony.”
Rev. Helen Emberly, Rohnert Park, California
“This was such a great help for all of us. Our officiant didn’t have much experience with the sand ceremony itself. And your book helped a great deal by providing several sample introductions to choose from. It also really eased our minds knowing the order for which things should happen as well as the most appropriate vows for us to say during the ceremony.”
Tonya Hayden, Alpharetta, Georgia
“The outline and suggestions about the ceremony and the wording were very helpful. It made it easy to involve my friends and family. And the suggested words for use in the other parts of the ceremony was another major benefit I really appreciated.”
Dawn Streett, Alberton, Montana
“I appreciated all the varieties of vows. Was very helpful in planning the ceremony I’m creating.”
Caryn Aman, Celebrant, Portland, Oregon
“I used Sand, Sound and Soul to help me as an officiant at a wedding where the couple wanted to incorporate the
Unity Sand ceremony. It’s lovely to have something new and original that’s individual to each bridal couple, plus the ability for other members of the family to participate too. Also, the couple really appreciated having a permanent “sand memorial” which they can keep for their anniversary.”
Marilyn Wardell, Justice of the Peace, Milford, Connecticut
“The bride and groom needed guidance on how the sand ceremony works. I used your book for reference and it was very helpful. We had the officiant read a couple paragraphs I pulled from the book as an explanation so the guests would understand the sand ceremony. If we had not done that, they would have done the ceremony in silence.”
Jeanette Hill Beautiful Weddings with Jeanette, Tacoma, Washington
“What I liked best was the background information on the ceremony for the person that (actually) performed the ceremony. It was also a great benefit to see the helpful wording of vows and when and how to incorporate the sand ceremony into the wedding.”
Rebecca Light, Virgina
“What I liked best about “Sand, Sound and Soul” was how appropriate the wording was and all the ideas that were provided. This is the only book I have found that provides vows for a variety of sand ceremonies. Because of the simplicity of all the explanations, I have complete confidence in any ceremony I officiate in the future.”
Narelle Murray, Civil Marriage Celebrant, Sanctuary Point, NSW, Australia
“The Unity Sand Ceremony was a much nicer idea than other ceremonies because it’s something that we’ll always have. And the comments we got on the ceremony were unbelievable. People, including the bishop, thought that it was just awesome.”
Linda Bain, Prince Edward Island, Canada
The Help You Need to Create Lasting Memories
To save you time and needless stress, this comprehensive guide includes:
- 160 pages of simple, easy-to-follow tips on how to create the perfect Unity Sand Ceremony
- 27 unique vows that can be used at any type of wedding or vow renewal ceremony
- 7 sample officiant introductions you can provide to your minister, priest, rabbi or other officiant to use as is or customize for your unique ceremony
- 17 visual pouring diagrams that demonstrate how to layer your sands to create breathtakingly beautiful patterns
- A detailed breakdown of the 5 main color moods that you can create by blending certain sand colors together – and how to pick the mood that best symbolizes your relationship. Are you dramatic? Romantic? Traditional? The answer might surprise you.
PLUS: I’ve included helpful relationship tips drawn from my experiences and those of my clients about how to see through the window of your partner’s soul to make sure you’re always on the same page and can communicate honestly and clearly with each other.
It’s Time to Say “I Do”
Before saying “I do” to your spouse on your special day, take the time and effort to make sure your ceremony rocks, wows, engages, impassions and stirs your guests
. A well-planned Unity Sand Ceremony is just the way to do that.
My affordable Kindle book Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony contains everything you need to get your wedding right – at an amazing price.
If you’re ready to say “I do” to making your wedding as memorable as possible, make this tiny investment in this powerfully useful book. As the least expensive part of your wedding preparations, this book can easily be the most powerful purchase you’ll make in preparation for that special day.
Order now. Say “I do”.
I wish you great joy in your wedding.
Author, Sand, Sound & Soul: Sealing Your Wedding With A Personalized Unity Sand Ceremony
P.S. Every time you look at your Unity Vase, you will be reminded of the most beautiful day of your life – the day your hearts joined to become one. Invest in this book to make sure your ceremony and your memento are as meaningful as possible. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. Get the free Kindle book reading app for tablets, smartphones and computers.
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