Danielle & Tony | September 9, 2014

15 Mar

Danielle & Tony #1(Blog) The lighting of the unity candle is a popular wedding ceremony tradition, which usually begins with the mothers of the bride and groom lighting two tapered Danielle & Tony #3(Blog)candles. Later in the ceremony the bride and groom pick up the candles and together light one large pillar candle symbolizing the joining of two families into one.

Maintaining an open flame on the beach is challenging (not to mention prohibited by most town ordinances), fortunately there are other ways to represent this union that do not involve candles. One of the most popular options is the sand ceremony. In the sand ceremony, the couple blends two Danielle & Tony #2(Blog) individual vessels of sand into one. Typically the sand is placed on the table prior to beginning  the ceremony, but for this wedding we thought I would be fun to include the mothers.  We placed vases by their chairs and invited each to come forward and hand them to the bride and groom when the sand ceremony began. The sweet exchange made for a tender moment and a really touching photo.

My other favorite thing about Danielle & Tony #4(Blog)this wedding was the clever way Danielle found to honor loved ones who had passed. Instead of traditional aisle decorations she opted for photos and sayings which she called a walk down memory lane.  What a cool and creative way to honor the sprit of those who meant so much.

Location: Surf City, NC

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