Unity candle music will lend that little extra mood and feeling to this special part of your wedding ceremony.
The unity candle ceremony is an optional but very popular part of many modern wedding ceremonies. The lighting of the unity candle is symbolic of the joining together of the bride and groom and on a larger scope the two families.
The unity candle ceremony uses two taper candles with a large pillar candle (the unity candle) in the center. At the start of the wedding ceremony, one of each of the families (usually the parents of the bride and groom), will light the two taper candles.
At the appropriate time during the ceremony (usually after the vows) the minister will explain the symbolic ritual to the guests and the bride and groom will then use the two taper candles to light the larger unity candle together.
Some couples prefer to save the unity candle and to light it every year on their anniversary.
For outdoor and beach weddings the unity candle ceremony can be exchanged for a Sand Ceremony which is similar in concept but uses colored sand instead of candles.
Both the unity candle and the sand ceremony can be enhanced by special unity candle music and an explanation of the symbolism. Below are a few appropriate unity candle songs: