What is the Unity Candle Ceremony?

Two long tapered candles flank a much larger pillar candle. The two candles represent the couples individual lives before the wedding. During the ceremony, they each light the Pillar candle using their tapered candles. The  marriage candle is warm and bright and represents their new lives together.

Who lights the family candles?

  • The tapered candles may be lit by each spouse
  • A family member from each side may come up and light the candles
  • Feeling bold? Have them all come up and light it together.