Have you watched jumping the broom? You must have noticed how much the mother of the groom insisted on this old practice. To her, the wedding ceremony could not be complete without the couple symbolizing their unity by jumping the broom.
Unity ceremonies are not a common practice in your ordinary Kenyan wedding. However, the culture is picking up as a way of the newlyweds symbolizing their unity. It is a great practice to pick up especially if you were planning a unique and out of the ordinary wedding.
One of the unity ceremonies that is picking up in weddings in Kenya is the unity sands. This is whereby the couple mixes two different colors of sand into one glass as a symbol of their unity.
Here is the step to step on how to conduct a unity sand ceremony on your wedding day;
•The groom starts by pouring a portion of his colored sand into the vase.
•Next is the bride’s turn to pour a small portion of her different colored sand to the unity vase. This creates two different layers of sand.
•To finalize the ceremony, the Groom and the bride pour the remaining sand simultaneously into the vase.
The good thing with the unity sand you can use the same colors that you have used as the color theme for your wedding.
After the wedding, the vials can be used to hold flowers while the vase will act as an everlasting symbol of unity as well as décor for your new home. There is also the option of giving the vials as wedding favors for your best couple or your parents.
Make your wedding unique by incorporating unity sands into your wedding.