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Conveniently located in Spokane, WA

near East 17th Avenue and South Ray Street.

Also serving Coeur d’Alene, ID and Post Falls, ID

and other areas within Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

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Unity Sand Ceremonies

Unity Sand Ceremony — Civil I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center vase with the individual containers of sand on either side.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant: Within a marriage each person is both their own and each others. Their personal integrity does not diminish by their union, in fact it is enhanced. Their hopes and dreams remain their own, as individual as each grain of sand. Yet they have a new life ahead with endless possibilities and new dreams that are theirs together.

 

Officiant: Will you please pick up your containers of sand.

 

(The Couple each picks up their own container.)

 

Officiant:  Hold close to your heart the container of sand representing the essence of all that you are and all that you possess and embody the grains with all your hopes and dreams for the future. As you join the contents of that which you hold in the palm of your hand, you link your essences, and create this physical representation of the sacred place in which souls touch.

 

Officiant: You may now pour your sand.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple takes turns pouring their sand into the center container.)

 

(Music fades and stops as the Officiant and the Couple return to their previous places.)

Unity Sand Ceremony — Religious II — Children Included

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center container with the individual containers of sand for the Couple and Child (or Children) around it.)

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you and ___ (Child or Children) _____ please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple and Child (or Children) step to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  On this your wedding day you make this loving commitment, to merge your two lives into one and to join with this child (these children) as one family.  The distinct grains of sand represent your lives to this moment; individual and unique.  Blending these grains of sand is a symbol of God's promise to merge your separate lives into one family.

 

Officiant:  From now on your thoughts shall be for each other and for this family rather than for your individual selves.  Your plans shall be mutual, your joys and sorrows shall be shared alike.  This is what God meant when He said: “. . . and the two shall become one.”  May this one container of sand be a reminder of your faith in God, for it is He who enriches your marriage and strengthens your family in every possible way.

 

Officiant: Will you all please pick up your containers of sand.

 

(The Couple and Child (or Children) each picks up their designated container of sand.)

 

Officiant:  Together you will soon fill the center container from your individual containers of sand, and as you empty your containers, you are forever united in the radiant oneness of God's love.

 

Officiant: You may now pour your sand.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple and Child (or Children) take turns pouring their sand into the center container.) 

 

(Music fades and stops as the Officiant, Couple, and Child (or Children) return to their previous places.)

Unity Sand Ceremony — Civil II — Children Included

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center container with the individual containers of sand  for Couple and Child (or Children) around it.)

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you and ___ (Child or Children) _____ please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple and Child (or Children) step to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  The individual containers of sand represent your individual lives before today.  They symbolize your separate lives, your separate families and your separate sets of friends.   The center vase represents not only your union in marriage, but the unity formed by this new family.

 

Officiant: Will you all please pick up your containers of sand.

 

(The Couple and Child (or Children) each take their designated container of sand from the table.)

 

Officiant:  Each of you will soon join the contents of your individual containers into the center container. This symbolizes that your two families and two sets of friends are now joined together and also that your separate lives are now joined into one family.

 

Officiant: You may now pour your sand.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple and Child (or Children) take turns pouring their sand into the center container.)

 

(Music fades and stops as the Officiant, Couple, and Child (or Children) return to their previous places.)

 

 

Unity Sand Ceremony — Religious I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center vase with the individual containers of sand on either side.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

Officiant: On the table there are two containers filled with sand, symbolizing your separate lives up to this time.  The third container is empty symbolizing your future, which God has ordained for you. 

 

Officiant: Will you please pick up your containers of sand.

 

(The Couple each picks up their own container.)

 

Officiant:  Hold close to your heart your vase of sand and contemplate how, through God’s love, your paths have come together. Soon you will each take your container of sand, representing your previous separate pathways, and together you will fill the center vase, symbolizing your willingness to walk life's pathways together as one.

 

Officiant: May a kind God forever bless this marriage.  You may now pour your sand.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple takes turns pouring their sand into the center vase.) 

 

(Music fades and stops as the Officiant and Couple return to their previous places.)

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