bride and groom each take a lit candle and simultaneously light a
third larger "unity candle." The bride and groom may blow out their
individual candles leaving only the light they have created together,
or the couple may leave them lit, symbolizing that they have not lost
their individual identities in their unity.
unity candle ceremony can be varied to include other members
family. For example, the mothers of the bride and groom may make their
wedding entrance as they each carry in a taper candle and place their
candle into the candleabra designated for use in the unity ceremony.
When the time comes for the couple to perform their unity ceremony the
bride and groom then use the candles lit by their own
jointly light the larger unity candle. Alternatively, children of the
couple may be included by having a candle for each member of the new
family pre-lit before the ceremony and allowing each member to
participate in the lighting of the larger unity candle
wedding guests may also be included. To accomplish this, all guests are
given a candle, the first guest's candle is lit. Guests pass the flame
until all are lit, and then the bride and groom together light their
Our officiant will
customize your vows to include the unity ceremony of your
choosing, customizing the passage and phrasing to include as
few or as
many family members as you'd like.
Call 405-259-6304 now to schedule an officiant for your