Newport, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2009
Heirloom Hourglass, LLC, a New York company, announced today the introduction of their handcrafted fillable hourglasses designed for use in Weddings. During the Heirloom Hourglass Unity Sand Ceremony, the bride and groom each pour sand into an hourglass made to order for their wedding. Their sands flow through the hourglass, blending together to represent the joining of their lives and unity in marriage. The hourglass is sealed, and the couple has an heirloom quality keepsake from their wedding ceremony to be displayed in their home and passed down through generations of their family.
Heirloom Hourglasses is easily opened and closed from either side, and can be filled with sand from any of the world's beaches or with colored sands to match wedding themes and colors. The hourglasses are crafted from materials including rare hardwoods, marbles, and granites, and are engraved and customized for the couple and their wedding. The patent pending design of Heirloom Hourglass makes use of pewter, gold, and gemstone closures for opening and sealing the hourglass. These closures simply twist into place on the hourglass, and they come in a wide variety of shapes including hearts, scrolls, seashells, sand dollars, and palm trees.
The company believes their fillable Heirloom Hourglasses present a unique solution for couples considering the use of a unity ceremony during their wedding: the hourglass sand ceremony offers an alternative to the unity candle and it is ideal for destination, outdoor, and beach weddings.
"The unity sand ceremony has gained great popularity in weddings around the world, and the use of an hourglass brings sophistication to it," said Stephanie Allen, inventor of The Heirloom Hourglass Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony and owner of Heirloom Hourglass, LLC. "Today's couples tell us they are looking for more than a candle or a vase full of sand to remember the moments of their wedding day by. As a historically significant symbol of time, the hourglass allows couples to really capture their moment, preserve the memories, and create an heirloom representing their past, present, and future together that can be passed down to future generations."
Many couples are also using Heirloom Hourglass to include family members and children in their Wedding Ceremonies. "Our destination cruise wedding was beautiful and the Heirloom Hourglass sand ceremony was a unique and memorable addition," said newlyweds Don and Amy from Stoneham, Massachusetts. "We are so happy we found Heirloom Hourglass before our big day. The sand ceremony was so nice that we plan on repeating the ceremony at our local blessing / reception but with a small twist. Since my husband and I performed the ceremony during our destination wedding we will be having our parents perform the ceremony with us at home. We think it's a nice way to get our family involved."
Owner Stephanie Allen conceived the idea for the fillable hourglass and the unity ceremony wording while on vacation with her husband, Jeff. "A wedding is one of the most important moments of someone's life, and I really wanted to give couples a deeply meaningful way to celebrate this special event. What could be more elemental and symbolic than joining sands with the one you love on your wedding day? With Heirloom Hourglass, you have a beautiful handcrafted keepsake that you can turn over and watch your wedding sands flow whenever you wish, taking you back to those moments for years to come."
Heirloom Hourglass offers a wide variety of products so couples can get everything they need for their wedding ceremony in one place. The hourglasses are made to order for use in weddings as part of the Heirloom Hourglass Unity Sand Ceremony. The company offers online layaway and registry services.
For additional information on Heirloom Hourglass and the Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony, contact Stephanie Allen, or visit The Heirloom Hourglass Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony Website.
About Heirloom Hourglass, LLC:
Located in Newport, New York, Heirloom Hourglass, LLC is a woman owned small business enterprise producing patent-pending fillable hourglasses for weddings, anniversaries, vow renewals, and gifts shipped world-wide. Heirloom Hourglasses are made to order and the standard production time is 2 - 6 weeks. The company makes donations to charitable and environmental organizations selected by their customers each time an hourglass purchase is made through "Camaraderie", the company's business philanthropy program. To promote environmental awareness and minimize impact Heirloom Hourglass, LLC sources FSC certified materials whenever possible and utilizes a digital catalog to reduce paper usage.
Stephanie Allen, Owner
Heirloom Hourglass, LLC