Wedding Vows on a personalized Unity Sand Ceremony Hourglass

One of the many possible ways to personalize a Unity Sand Ceremony Hourglass is for the bride and groom to have their wedding vows laser engraved on one or both of the two end-caps.

 

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The amount of available space for personalization allows many ideas to become a reality. Take a few minutes to let me know what would you like laser engraved on your hourglass?

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – /Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

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Personalized Hourglass for a Wedding Gift

Jeffry & Chery's Wedding

The Basic Wedding Hourglass from T & K Young is sure to please most newly wed couples. In the example shown, a portion of  the couple’s wedding invitation has been laser engraved on one of the two end-caps to personalize the hourglass.

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An image of the wedding invitation has been provided to show why some portions of the laser engraving on the hourglass end-cap are clearer than others.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – /Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

 

 

Unity Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglasses are now available in 5.75″ and 7.0″ High Cases

Until now the Unity Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglass has only been offered in the  9” size.

I am pleased to announce that it is now available in both the  306 case size (5.75” High) as well as the 707 case size (7.0” high).

Until I am able to find the time necessary to add new products to my website I have made a couple of changes that will make it possible for you to order these new hourglasses.

Follow this link to the 306 case size (5.75” High) where you will find when you click on the Running Time drop down menu to the option select SandWalnut 5.75" High Hourglass Ceremony/Random Time (+$17.50). This link will lead you to the 707 case size (7” high) where when you click on the Running Time drop down menu the option to select Sand Ceremony/Random Time (+$21.00) will be available. The extra charge covers the additional cost of shipping and handling  of the Unity Sand Ceremony Kit for your wedding ceremony.

Just like for the 9″, the Unity Sand Ceremony Kit that I will provide will contain a pair of plastic bottles filled with natural colored sand that is white as well as some that is off white for use in your Unity Ceremony along with everything else including an empty piece of unmounted hourglass, a sand to support the glass during your Unity Sand Ceremony and a funnel.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – /Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

Unity Sand Ceremony on Siesta Key

Make your Unity Sand Ceremony special. As you make your plans for your beach wedding at a location such as on beautiful Siesta Key, on Florida’s Gulf Coast,  you will be happy to learn that you have choices for your ceremony rather than vases or similar novelties .

A Unity Sand Ceremony Kit from tkyoung.com will add a new dimension to your ceremony. The personalized Unity Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglass that you will receive following your wedding will be a keepsake that you will cherish forever.

You may find that the many services offered by Barefoot Weddings will help you complete your plans on Siesta Key as well as many other area locations that only a professional such as Nancy J. Taussig, who officiated at her 1,000th ceremony as a Civil Wedding Officiant on 2/28/10, will be able to direct you to.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

a Civil Wedding Officiant.


Annette & Armando”s Unity Sand Ceremony Kit

Annette and Armando ordered my Unity Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglass for their wedding.

I received this note from them earlier today.

Dear Tom,                                                                                                                                                 Thank you so much for sending out the sand kit! I just wanted to let you know that it arrived safely. If the preliminary kit looks this good, we know that the final product will be of amazing quality.  It means so much to us that it is here already.  One less thing to worry about 🙂  You’ll hear from us again after the wedding, when we send it back.                                                                                               Thanks, again!                                                                                                                                    Annette and Armando

9″ High Walnut/Maple Unity Sand Ceremony Hourglass

I appreciate their recognition of my attention to detail and quality and look forward to their reaction when they have received their completed Walnut/Maple Unity Sand Ceremony Hourglass following their June wedding.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

Unity Sand Ceremony – Your sand or mine?

In order for me to send empty hourglass with the correct center opening for use in your Unity Sand Ceremony I will need to know if you plan to use your  sand or mine.

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Standard Test Sieve

The sand used in my  Basic Wedding Hourglass, that has a running time of 60 +/- minutes, must pass through a No. 100 U.S.A. STANDARD TEST SIEVE with a mesh opening of only 0.0059 inches to flow freely. That, being about the size of a pin tip,  is too small for detail to show in a photo.

Most beach sand and sand from other locations is generally larger than will pass through a No. 100 U.S.A. STANDARD TEST SIEVE. For that reason if you are going to use your sand for your Unity Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglass you will need the hourglass component with a larger center flow opening to allow the sand to pass from one end to the other.

After you place your order I will send you an information sheet as an email attachment titled  “Sand for a Custom Filled Wedding Hourglass” that should cover any questions that you may have regarding using my sand or yours.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

Celebrating 40th Wedding Anniversary today!

Kathi and I were married 40 years ago today. Not many are able to boast such fortune. It is by all accounts a remarkable accomplishment.

Who would have guessed on May 24th of 1969 that I would be making hourglasses today? Certainly not Kathi or me.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

The gift of an hourglass to my niece & her husband

The process started as is often the case with a series email messages back and forth. Rick first contacted me by email by sending a message at 1:21 AM on Monday, April 27th after checking on my FAQ’s page to see if what he wanted was doable.

His niece was getting married on Saturday, May the 16th. Rick wanted to receive the completed laser engraved hourglass no later than May 15th so that it could be gifted to Amber and Tyler on their wedding date May the 16th.

I replied to Rick later on Monday to let him know that if we worked together I would be able to meet his deadline. In his case FedEx Home delivery was a two day service meaning that I had to ship no later than Wednesday the 13th. That allowed only 18 calendar days from start to finish.

Wedding Hourglass contrast 309xx09 Rick Olson 004Early on the 13th Rick responded after receiving proofs of what the engraving would look like to me saying –

Hi Tom…
Yeah, it works for me. Looks good. Hope it turns out okay. Based on our conversation over the phone last evening I’m confident you won’t ship a product you’re not happy with. So once the engraving process is complete, if it looks good to you, is legible, and you’re happy with the way it turned out I’m sure I’ll be happy with it as well.

Later that afternoon I dropped the package off at FedEx with delivery scheduled two days later on Friday the 15th before 7:00 PM. I followed the package online and gave Rick a call when learned that it had been delivered.Wedding Hourglass cropped contrast309xx09 Rick Olson 004

Shortly before 8:00 that evening I received an email message from Rick –

Subject: A Home Run!
Hi Tom,
I love it! The engraving turned out beautifully! I’m sure the bride and groom are going to dig it as much as I do.
Thanks again, for completing the hourglass and getting it here in time.
Sincerely, Rick

Uncle Rick gave Amber and Tyler a Wedding Hourglass on their wedding day.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

Our First Valentine’s Day

I received the message that follows from Nichole this morning.

She sent me sand collected from the beach where she and Bill honeymooned.

When I gave the hourglass to my husband Bill, I had “Time in a Bottle” by
Jim Croce playing on the stereo. That is the song I walked down the aisle
to at our wedding.

nichole-sand-drawingI also had a card made up with the sand writing picture in it, the one I originally wanted to use for my end-caps. I drew those initials in the sand on the last day of our honeymoon. When he opened the hourglass, he recognized the sand right away, which was from the beach we stayed at for our honeymoon.

He thought it was just the sweetest thing I could have gotten for him, and thought it was so perfect that I had an hourglass made, because an hourglass essentially is time in a bottle.

Thanks again for making our first Valentine’s Day as husband and wife really
special!

You have made us a beautiful heirloom that we will treasure forever.

I also appreciate the attention you gave me during the whole process of putting the Custom Filled Hourglass together. You were very helpful, patient, and reassuring.

Nichole

Although I cannot guarantee a specific running time when using customer supplied sand, after sieving the sand I put it in an 8″ EMPTY Hourglass with a 3.20mm Center Opening. I was able to regulate it to an approximate 20 minute running time.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com

Jaymee and Jeff’s wedding

Magical is the word that comes to mind as I look at this photograph taken by Cindy Cieluch during the Unity Sand Ceremony at Jaymee and Jeff’s wedding.

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I am delighted that Jaymee found me, making it possible for her and Jeff to have the hourglass that they wanted for their Unity Sand Ceremony.

Cindy’s attention to detail is unsurpassed.

She has captured the hourglass in the Unity Sand Ceremony in a way that I have never seen before. I can hardly wait to see what she does after Jaymee and Jeff receive their completed Sand Ceremony Wedding Hourglass back after I mount the glass used in the ceremony in the laser engraved case that they have chosen.

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Tom Young – Hourglass Maker/Handcrafted hardwood hourglass cases – Personalization/In-House-Laser Engraving – Unmounted Hourglass/Filled or Empty/www.tkyoung.com