This ceremony symbolizes the joining of the couple by the bride and groom each pouring sand of a different color, representing their individual lives, into one container. A romantic reading by a close person of your choice is read as this ritual is performed. The larger bottle with the unified sand is kept as a remembrance of this special day to look at for years to come.

Each guest receives a shell with the bride and groom’s name and the wedding date on it. Everyone walks down to the shoreline, a few words are said by the best man, and each person makes a wish for the couple as they throw the shells into the ocean.