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Unity Candle Ceremony

The 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.

The unity candle ceremony can be varied to include other members of the 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 mothers to 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 together. All 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 unity candle.

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 marriage ceremony.
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