What is the meaning of a sand ceremony at a wedding?

The wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family.  It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly powerful. Typically, each person has different coloured sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect.  The vessel can be pre-engraved with your wedding details and you can then display in your home. (see photos for examples below)

It is particularly popular when 2 families are joining together, as the children can also participate in this wonderful symbolic ‘joining’ activity.