The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (called the “Unity Candle”) in the centre. The taper candles can be lit by the couple during the ceremony or by a representative from each family at the beginning of the wedding ceremony, (usually the mothers of the bride and groom). The Unity Candle is then lit by the couple using the taper candles to signify the coming together of the two individuals and two families.
The candle itself is personalised to the couple and kept as a memento of the occasion. Some couples choose to relight theirs on their wedding anniversary.
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