The Heirloom Hourglass Family Unity Sand Ceremony
We have all joined here on this day to witness Bride and Groom join their lives,
along with their children
~ Child, Child, Child ( or mothers, etc. Can fit as many names as needed here).
What better way to symbolize this union than to share a gift that will continue to combine more as each day goes by
and your lives grow and truly become one life shared with ones you love so deeply?
This gift for your Wedding Day will become a cherished
heirloom that can be passed on for generations to come and will always symbolize your love for each other.
For your first gift as Husband and Wife, that gift will be an Hourglass,
one that you each will fill with sand that holds a personal memory to you and it will combine over the years together, as will you,
and become even more beautiful because it will carry with it every time it flows the special memories of this day and your many years of memories together.
so it is appropriate
that your first gift as Husband and Wife be an Hourglass to represent the beginning of your new lives together.
But today, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life -
one I hope you will always remember - the gift
of true love felt for each other on this first day of the rest of your new life together.
that you pick one special place for this hourglass and every night before you fall asleep, you turn it over together and watch the sand flow through it
and remember your love on this day and how your love
continues to grow.
It might be difficult at times to find the words to say what you really mean.
If this should happen, simply look to the sand flowing through the hourglass in the place you have selected - for that hourglass says with its memories what matters most of all.
This hourglass will bring you back to this very moment in time when you first filled it together, and you will remember the love.
It will say the words you perhaps cannot - such as “I am sorry”, “I forgive you”,
“I love you.”
always remember that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which will make it a perfect marriage,
and it is only by true love that your marriage shall last forever.