Hi guys. It's me again with some beach wedding ideas for you. If you have decided to have your wedding on one of the beautiful beaches of Sarasota Florida, and you are looking for a unique way to make your ceremony more special The Shell Toss Ceremony is a great choice. It is an unforgettable wedding experience on the beach. Let me tell you more about it!
Shell Toss Ceremony in Siesta Key Beach, Florida.
Incorporating family and friends into your beach ceremony
The Shell Toss Ceremony gives your family and friends a way to participate in your special day rather than just witnessing it. All of your guests, your bridal party, and you are given a seashell at the end of the ceremony.
Blessing the seashells at your beach wedding
We then walk down to the shore and everyone is asked to embrace the shell and hold it close to their heart. At this moment all the guests and the couple bless the seashells with wishes of love for the new couple. After the blessing, the officiant will count and everyone will throw the shells into the ocean at the same time.
Beach wedding photo ideas
As you can see from the photo above, the moment when everybody throws the shells into the ocean is a great photo opportunity for eternity.
Changing the shell toss ceremony to fit your wedding
Some couples rather take the blessed shells with them and add them to their beautiful homes. In that case, you can have a glass container, a Unity Vessel where all your guests can place the blessed shells. You can engreaved the container with your names and your beach wedding date and take it with you to decorate your home.
There are so many beautifula and meaningful ceremonies you can add to your wedding, however if you are getting married on the beach the shell toss ceremony is a wonderful option that includes your guests, you and nature. Learn more ceremony ideas here.