During the ceremony the Bride and Groom each take a stone from a basket and repeat a verse together. The guests are then asked to take a stone. After the couple are pronounced Husband and Wife, everyone follows them to the edge of the water to make a wish or a Blessing. The couple counts to 3 and everyone casts the stones into the water at the same time. The ripples that are made represent everyone's paths crossing and bring love and good wishes not only for the couple, but for anyone that you come into contact with.
The stones thrown into the water are stones known to be local to the waters of Lake Michigan. We are proud to ensure the stones gathered from our beautiful beaches and Lake Michigan stay in Lake Michigan.
Unity Sand Ceremony
As a symbol of "Unity" the couple is asked to take a hand of sand from beneath them and pour it into the vase at the same time, symbolic of two families becoming one.
Planning a beach wedding on the shores of Lake Michigan?
We service Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Muskegon, Ludington, Manistee, Traverse City, Torch Lake and surrounding areas.
Celebrate your wedding day with the sun kissing the horizon, a gentle breeze across the water, the waves flowing softly beside you and the sand between
We also offer "Family Promises" to include the Couple's child(ren).
My Barefoot Wedding Packages include the Officiate, beach wedding photos,
Unity Heart of Glass - sand ceremony keepsake, Blessing Stones,
Shell Leis for the Couple, Decorated Beach Wedding arches and aisle ways in many styles, and much more!
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Servicing Saugatuck, Holland, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg, Muskegon, Ludington, Manistee, Traverse City, South Haven, Michigan City and other area beaches.
All of our packages are available as a commitment ceremony!
Include your children in your ceremony!
A set of vows between parent, step-parent, and your children.