My sister got married on Sunday. It was a beautiful, family only wedding ceremony set on her peaceful, wooded acreage.

I was her photographer, florist, event planner, reception decorator, ceremony decorator, invitation designer…you name it, I did it. I was so happy to help with everything, and it helps that she trusts me and is so easy going.

One project that I worked on was her DIY sand ceremony set. This was an important one since it was a symbol of the merging of two families. She has three kids, and he has two. They are all so cute and sweet and love each other so much. It’s so amazing to see them together.

I started the project with 7 skinny vases from Walmart ($1.25 each) and a diy hurricane vase that I had in my basement (2 items from the Dollar Tree).

I had to spray paint the base of the large vase black, so I blocked off the vase with a shopping bag before I painted.

The theme of the wedding was clean and classic black and white with elements of fall, so I whipped out my black and white striped washi tape and went to work.

I printed some labels with names and dates on our black and white printer and simply taped it to the vases with the wash tape.

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It was s super easy way to adhere the labels and class it up in a simple manner.

Here’s a photo of the sand ceremony in action….

And a photo of my amazing nieces and nephews. Love these dudes more than words!!


Have you ever had a sand ceremony? What did you do to make yours special?

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