You will observe that there are three candles on the Unity table.

_____ and _____, the two lighted candies symbolize your separate lives, your separate families and your separate sets of friends.

I ask that you each take one candle and that together you light the center candle.

The individual candles represent your individual lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, your willingness to walk life’s pathways together as one and the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.  You may now proceed in the lighting of the candle.

The lighting of the one Unity Candle with the 2 tapered candles is a visible symbol of a couple’s commitment to each other.

A Unity Candle Ceremony can be added to  any wedding ceremony. The mothers of the couple will light the two tapered candles as they are escorted to their seats at the beginning of the ceremony.

READING AFTER THE LIGHTING

May the blessing of light,
Be with you always,
Light without and light within.
And may the sun shine
Upon you and warm your heart
Until it glows
Like a great fire
So that others may feel
The warmth of your love
For one another.
(Adapted from an Irish Blessing)

*Your officiant does not provide the necessary items for your unity ceremony.*

Choosing the best elements for your specific ceremony and wedding theme is a very personal choice, and is not included in our pricing. Usually a family member will be honored to contribute the unity ceremony items.