Sand ceremony has a lot in common with the unity candle. It involves a symbolic blending of two different coloured sands into a single container. The blending of two different beings, the bride and groom into a single, inseparable unit that is their marriage. Hard as it would be to separate grains of sand, that’s how difficult it is to separate the couple.
instead of the traditional unity candle ceremony. Pass out unlit candles to each adult guest, have the bride and groom light a single candle together and use that candle to light those of the bridal party who then start spreading the flame to the rest of the guests.
where couples bind their hands together with a ribbon to symbolize the joining of two lives is an old pagan tradition that many modern couples have adapted for their weddings