A wedding represents the merging of two hearts and two minds – the completion of an epic script written by the great Author of Life. The exchange of sacred vows is supernatural in its significance and is a magnificent statement about the super-human power of love.
Heroes’ Prize by Sharon Harty is my effort to capture the imagination of blended families who, in their unity sand ceremony, will be creating something greater than their individual selves – families that strive for the highest ideals. For families to succeed in our 21st century world, they must possess heroic virtue – the type of virtue exhibited by the heroes of the blockbuster film, The Avengers. The movie chronicles the adventures of Captain America, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye who form a team to protect the earth.
A sand ceremony that incorporates Heroes’ Prize keeps the focus on the prize the blended family is trying to achieve: a destiny filled with family love and harmony, despite the natural conflict that arises from two families merging into one. The sand ceremony can be the prelude to the family developing a mission statement which can guide their behavior and decisions. As a non-profit organization creates a mission statement to focus the energy of its volunteers, so too a blended family can put into words the guiding force which will direct their lives.
Creating a Dramatic Wedding Sand Color Palette
The Heroes’ Prize color palette is appropriately dramatic and captures the essence of the power created by blended families. Its seven layers make it appropriate for six participants in a wedding sand ceremony, so it is perfect for a blended family sand ceremony. Its stirring hues complement the wedding color themes of white, blue, red, and silver – a thematic tribute to superhero strength.
This color palette is especially appropriate for bouquets consisting of “Avalanche” roses, “Calla” lilies, “Akito“ roses, Hyachintus orientalis “Anna Marie” (hyacinth), “Grand Prix” roses, “Black Bacara” roses, and the classic “Reagan White” chrysanthemums.
A Color Scheme Fit for a Superhero
The Heroes’ Prize color scheme represents the best of what superheroes have to offer. For instance, the mixture of blue and purple found in indigo blue signifies wisdom, justice and devotion. It is entirely appropriate for a unity sand ceremony because it shows how the members of the blended family will show their devotion to one another by pursuing justice, guided by wisdom.
Meanwhile, the moon shadow in the color palette conveys the stellar leadership of Captain America. He aids the superheroes in rising above their petty squabbles to defeat the enemy and save the world. Similarly, the members of the blended family can take their cues from Captain America and resist the temptation to fight amongst themselves, knowing that they can achieve greatness by working together. They can follow the Captain America style of leadership, leading not only by spirit, but by deed.
Of course, white symbolizes the historic triumph of good over evil. The family is an inherent good for society, because it is the cell upon which society is based. Unfortunately, the forces of evil abound in our world – this is why families must have a purity of intention, as reflected in their family mission statement.
The rich burgundy berry color has often been linked to wealth, success, and maturity. This is entirely fitting for a unity sand ceremony, since your family represents a wealth of love, the success of family bonding, and the wisdom that comes from maturity. The tangerine shade is representative of diversity – a key element of the blended family. Through your diversity, your family will draw the collective strength, based on your family’s various gifts and experiences, to overcome the obstacles that will come your way.
Finally, the light blue in the color palette represents what might be the most important virtue of all: hope. It is a hope that your future will be better than your past, and that your family will be able to achieve your collective dreams. It is a hope based on faith – faith in yourselves, and faith in your higher power.
Want to use my Heroes’ Prize sand ceremony color palette for your own wedding? Here’s what you’ll need:
- The Heart Shaped Unity Sand Ceremony Set
- Wedding Sand in Indigo Blue, Moon Shadow, White, Berry, Tangerine and Light Blue.
- Small Heart Vases for additional participants
The Heroes’ Prize color palette is more than just a visually pleasing display. It is a visible statement of your goal for your unity sand ceremony – to bring the divergent elements of your family into a unified whole. Embrace Heroes’ Prize and you will be embracing the happiness that can be yours when the members of your blended family are all directed toward the same mission: strength through unity.