Love is a force more formidable than any other. It cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession ever could. But although this love joins you together as one, remember the gift of your individuality. Cherish and affirm your differences as you love each other. Be supportive of your strengths, and tender towards your weaknesses. Laugh together, cry together, be comforted by each other’s presence, and secure in each other’s absence.
To symbolize the importance of each of you within the marriage and the joining of your two lives into one marriage, 3 colours of sand will now be combined in a sand ceremony.
We begin with a layer of white sand, which symbolizes the foundation of the relationship. Then _____ and _____ will each separately pour their sand into the vase, symbolizing who they are as individuals. Then, they will pour together, blending their two colors as a symbol of their joining together forever in love. Lastly, I will add another layer of white sand, representing you, their community, supporting them in their marriage and holding them in love. Though the vase may be moved around, and the colors may shift and blend in new ways, the grains of sand cannot be separated. They will remain joined in a harmonious whole. The officiant holds up the completed vase, presenting it to the guests. May your love be as eternal and as inseparable as this sand.