Blending of the Sands Ceremony
The "Blending of the Sands" ceremony can be a beautiful and meaningful alternative to the " Unity Candle" ceremony. Like a Unity candle the pouring of two different colored sands together is used to symbolize the joining of the bride and groom or the joining of their families. Sand from the desert, a favorite beach or vacation spot also works.
The tying of the hands is one of the oldest matrimonial traditions. The modern expressions, "tying the knot," "bonds of matrimony" and "hand in marriage" all hail from these ancient traditions of wrapping their wrists with braided cords, grasses or vines.
Glass Blending Ceremony
The bride, groom and extended family members, perform the unity ceremony with the colored-glass crystals, blending the combination of their color choices, just as they would with sand, and return them to the glass artist’s studio. The artist uses the exact crystals combined by the couple at the ceremony to create the unique, hand-crafted glass sculpture to capture the spirit of the intimate event, for eternity. The exclusive design is then returned to the couple to display in their homes and enjoy for a lifetime.
Couples say they are choosing Unity in Glass over the sand ceremony because it is not only beautiful, but a more permanent way to capture the memories of their special day.
Rob Mustachi Wedding Officiant
For The Ceremony Of Your Dreams...
This ceremony is a personalized, private and intimate ceremony with the bride and groom and unlimited family, friends, and guests. The ceremony will be performed at your location, date and time by me, a licensed/ordained Wedding Officiate, Minister, and Rabbi. You will have unlimited telephone and email contact. You choose from basic marriage vows that can always be changed so that they are customized just for your ceremony or write your own vows...your choice. A rehearsal date set by you is also included.
Unity Candle Lighting
Lighting a Unity Candle during your wedding ceremony is a special way to symbolize your two lives joining together as one.
This ceremony is also personalized, private and intimate surrounded by friends and loved ones. You'll exchange vows, recalling what you said when you were first married. You could also vary the verbage and write original vows . This is an opportunity for both of you to really think about how you feel about your relationship, especially if the last time you exchanged vows was decades ago. After you've both spoken, exchange rings. These can be your original bands with new engravings (perhaps the date of your vow renewal or a cute quote like, "I Love You, Part II") or new rings purchased expressly for the reaffirmation (a great time to upgrade those bands). Children, close relatives and special friends can do readings, and you can have meaningful music playing, just as you would at a wedding ceremony. The choice is yours.