The beach is very vital to our relationship. Our first kiss was on the beach at 4th Street in Surf City, NJ and we got engaged at the lighthouse in Barnegat, NJ. Even though we weren't having a full on beach-themed wedding, we wanted to give homage to our fair shore line.
|the sign that greets vacationers to the island will greet our guest to their escort cards|
Finally, in lieu of a Unity Candle, we have opted for a Sand Ceremony. Like the Unity Candle, the Sand Ceremony represents the unification of two distinct families, and the separate individuals of the bride and groom, into a new, single, whole.
Unlike the Unity Candle, the sands are used to symbolize an indivisible union; once merged the individual grains of sand can never be separated.
During this ceremony, we will be using sand from two locations near and dear to our hearts: the beach of 4th Street in Surf City where we shared our first kiss and the beach of the Barnegate Lighthouse, where we were engaged.
During our last trip to LBI, we collected little baggies of sand from each location.