Tradition: Unity Candle

4th March 2012

If you are looking for ways to make your wedding ceremony special, you may like to include a tradition or custom like this very popular one. The Unity candle is a large (usually white) candle, which is often wrapped in paper etched with the names of the bridal couple and the date of their wedding. The tradition is practiced in many western countries – Australia certainly being one of them. It typically goes down like this: a member from each side of the family (usually a parent, sibling or close relative) lights a taper candle at the beginning of the…

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