The Unity Candle Ceremony is a meaningful symbol of the eternal spirit of life, and love...
The Unity Candle is lit by the bride and groom, but many choose to have more people involved. You can include your parents, your grandparents, and your children in the lighting of candles before the Unity Candle ceremony.
Couples use two lit taper candles (symbolizing their individuality) to light one big candle as a symbol of their two lives becoming one in marriage.
Usually after the vows and rings have been exchanged, the celebrant will explain to the guests the symbolism of the Unity Candle.
The bride and the groom then take their "individual" lives (the individual taper candles) and bring them both to the large center candle, lighting one flame with their two individual flames.
A unity candle moment in a wedding ceremony is a celebration of the new life journey you will be starting from this day, as husband and wife.
You can make the candle lighting unique in some way, such as inviting the mothers or grandmothers up to the altar to light the individual candles, sometimes the mothers and fathers light them together.
Making the ceremony unique means it will become more special and memorable to you for the future.
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