A type of unity ceremony, the wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family. It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly powerful. Typically, each person has different colored sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. Sometimes just the couple participates, and sometimes the couple's children or parents join in with their own colored sand, adding to the layers of colors, and expressing the harmony of the entire family. The advantage of the sand ceremony is that there is a lasting memento to display in your home. Sand is also a better choice for an outdoor wedding since wind is less of a concern than it is with a candle.
This is a great ceremony for a blended family with children . Each family member has an amount of their favorite candy. Each person pours their candy into a larger glass jar. I talk about the sweetness of sharing life together, the work that goes into a being a family, and how each member brings something unique, sweet, and special to the new family.
This ceremony is especially meaningful as it is used to thank the bride and groom's moms, step-mothers, or any other special woman in their lives for their love, wisdom, and help. I can either keep two flowers with me or the bride and groom can pull them from the bridal bouquet. These special women are called forward during the wedding ceremony and handed a flower and read a special tribute written by honorer.
Renne did a great job as our Wedding Officiant. We both wanted a non-religious and non-denominational ceremony with a hint of humor. Our ceremony was perfect. Renne was easy to work with and did not disappoint. We give her five stars.Andrea and Bobby: Ceremony in Medford, OR
We loved working with Renne. She shared our love story in the best way. We had a small wedding on the beach and it was perfect thanks to her ceremony. We highly recommend her.Joelle and Daniel: Ceremony in Malibu, CA
Renne was a pleasant lady to work with. She really went above and beyond what was needed in the wedding ceremony and planning as an officiant. She met up with me and my fiancée a few times to plan the ceremony and even gave perfect tips on how to run the wedding. She will definitely keep you posted on what needs to be done regarding the license. She blended well with our parents and relatives too, which is a super plus! I would highly recommend her services.Maxine and Nathan: Ceremony in Simi Valley, CA
Renne kept in constant contact with us. I trusted her to capture the important part of how we met and was not disappointed. She did a lovely rendition of our love story together during our ceremony. She also recommended some beautiful wedding sites, as well as some great restaurants that we might like. She was punctual to the our first meeting and our ceremony. We would definitely recommend Renne. She did an awesome job!Liz and Rick: Ceremony in Malibu, CA
Dear Renne, You gave us a gift we will cherish forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day possible! You were a joy to work with. You made it so easy and we feel blessed!Delaney and Robert: Ceremony in Malibu, CA
Renne is the officiant for you if you are looking for someone to really make your ceremony personal and special. She met with us in person and had us complete individual questionnaires. We mailed them back not knowing what each other had wrote. We chose to do a memory box along with our ceremony at Renne's suggestion and now have this amazing box holding our keepsakes from our relationship that will always be precious to us. She included a copy of the ceremony and our personal vows to each other so we can always look back on our special day and remember how we felt. Her ceremony was also a surprise and as she delivered it to our friends and family, I smiled because I felt like she really captured us as a couple. On top of all that, Renne was the sweetest person. She's very organized, informed and professional. She always responded promptly to my emails when I had questions so I always felt safe that we could stay in communication. She really listened to what was important to us and we are so thankful we found her. You will be too.Jennifer and Samuel: Ceremony in Simi Valley, CA
We are so glad we found Renne to perform our ceremony. Our wedding was all about our love story and Renne did a wonderful job. Our meetings and emails were always friendly and her ceremony suggestions were right on point. After our ceremony, many of our friends told us how beautiful our ceremony was and asked for Renne's contact information. We give her the highest rating possible.Belia and Arthur: Ceremony in Simi Valley, CA
Thank you Renne for a memorable wedding ceremony. Ron and I were so pleased and surprised at how you shared our story within our ceremony. Your words had not only us, but our guests also, smiling and laughing. I promise to pass on your name to anyone asking for a perfect officiant.Victoria and Ron: Ceremony in Simi Valley, Ca
Renne helped us out when our friend (who was going to officiate our wedding) bailed on us. With less than a week before our ceremony date, we contacted Renne, answered her questions and placed our trust in her to create our perfect ceremony. And she did! Don’t wait until the last minute to contact her for your wedding.Carolina and Todd: Ceremony in Conejo Valley, CA
Our wedding officiant, Renne, did a great job. Although our wedding was postponed due to Covid and we had to do a very small ceremony at home, Renne made it very interesting and friendly for everyone. She is very kind and very easy to work with. All of our family members loved her. She is highly recommended. (Yelp five star rating)Sasha and Alireza: Ceremony in Oak Park, CA
Thank you Renne for performing our elopement ceremony. We are so happy we found you!Tal and Nisim: Ceremony in Thousand Oaks,CA
Thank you for performing our wedding ceremony . The park was a lovely choice and you made a great choice for our ceremony. Thanks for making our day so special for us! Your kindness meant the world to us.Marianna and Dane: Wedding in Newbury Park, CA
Thanks to you our ceremony was perfect for us. We are so happy that you could meet us the same day we called you. You made our wedding day so special.Melissa and Juan: Ceremony in Oxnard, CA
Our beach wedding was everything we wanted. Thanks for helping to make it perfect. Everyone loved our ceremony.Destiney and Kyle: Ceremony in Oxnard, CA
Renne was wonderful! She was engaging and made us laugh. She suggested a sand ceremony for our blending family and my boys, who never want to participate, really enjoyed that. We highly recommend her. She was extremely thoughtful and even gave us a front line worker discount (my husband is a doctor).Kai and Steve: Ceremony in Westlake Village, CA
Renne was amazing and I highly recommend her as an Officiant for a wedding. I had researched online and came across her. After I reached out to her she immediately responded and was very detailed. She asked very precise questions so that she could understand our wedding needs. She communicated with me up until our wedding day. On the day she was very prompt and professional. She was truly the right choice to be the Officiant at our wedding.Fiona and Lloyd: Ceremony in Malibu, CA
We were really happy with Renne as our Officiant. We specifically chose her because she listed she was certified in LGBTQ inclusiveness. this was really important to us. Renne also wrote a beautiful reading for our ceremony. She helped us keep things short and sweet and accommodated our last minute requests. Renne dressed professionally, was polite with our families, and attended our rehearsal ceremony so that things would go as smooth as possible. Thanks for everything Renne!Crystalyn and Taylor: Ceremony in Camarillo, CA
Renne was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was so helpful and patient through the whole process leading up to the big day. The ceremony she wrote for us was beautiful and truly captured our love an who we are as a couple. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else to marry us! Thank you Renne for being so kind and just an awesome person all around. I highly recommend Celebrate Two ifcyou are looking for someone special to officiate your wedding!M and Z: Married in Moorpark, CA