- 7 years ago
I recently attended my best friend Anna’s wedding and was incredibly touched by the Unity Candle Ceremony. I hadn’t even heard of this ceremony until the wedding. The bride and groom take two taper candles and light the “Unity” candle. (a large pillar candle) It symbolizes the union of two families or most commonly the union of two individuals, becoming one in commitment. Here is a link to the Wikipedia definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_candle
It was the most beautiful exchange between two people I have witnesses outside of a fairy tale movie. After exchanging some very heart felt vows, Anna and her new husband Trevor walked to a table where Anna’s mother had lit the two tapers. They each picked up a taper and with tears streaming down their faces Trevor grabbed Anna’s hand and said “I am so glad I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend”.
I heard that and just started bawling and I am not a crier. I love what this ceremony symbolizes and I’m already a huge fan of candles. When i get married I am going to have the same ceremony and can only hope it is as special to me as it was to them.
I tried to find the same candle set online and order one which ended up being a really cheap versions of it. I finally asked her where she got it. The website is called Candles 4 Less which is funny because this is where I buy all of my scented candles recently. They have 4 styles of Unity sets which are hand crafted with Swarovski crystals. They are very beautiful and glittery.
Here’s the link to the one she had in her ceremony: http://www.candles4less.com/candles/Unity-Candles/Swarovski-Bridal-Bliss-Unity-Set
I hope this is a helpful idea for all of our brides to be out there.
Wishing you all the best!