Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Wedding / Civil partnership Candles

Thought I would write a post about weddings! it is leap year 29th Feb today so quite appropriate!

I always have lots of question regarding my wedding collection, essentially this post will be showing you 
Unity Candles 

I have also been lucky to have received feedback and images from customers which I will share 

What are wedding unity candles? 

A set of personalised candles a middle pillar (unity) candle and 2 side taper (dinner type) candles
The unity pillar is personalised to include the names of the couple, date of service and a short verse
The taper candles again have the names of the couple OR family surnames depending on whom is using the taper candles to light the unity pillar

"The lighting of these candles is said  to symbolise the joining together of the two families, and their love for the bride and the groom, into one united family that loves the new husband and wife.
 More often it is to symbolise the union of two individuals, becoming one in commitment.

As the bride and groom use these two flames to light the unity candle, they bring the love of both families together in a united love of the new couple. 

 The popular explanation is that the taper candles are lit by representatives from each family to symbolise the love and allegiance that each family has for either the bride or the groom
Some couples may like to include their children in this part of lit taper candles lighting the main unity pillar
It is thought that the middle unity candle is then kept as a keepsake and re lit each year on the wedding anniversary"

Kerry & Robs 2009 Cruise ship wedding

Serenella was based in Rome, she contacted me to make her candles for her wedding in Ireland
She wanted a celtic twist incorporating a pattern from the waist band of her wedding dress (just visible on this image)

Taken just for me!!! how kind of this lovely couple to think of showing me their candles

Lighting of the candles 

Julie & Robs Candle lit ceremony
Julie sent me these wonderful images of her special day to demonstrate how wonderful candle light looks
I agree! stunning

Beautiful Beautiful image Julie xx

Circle of Love Candles incorporating the couples children's names also 

Lighting of the candles
So I hope you like my images and brief over view of Unity Candles
As you will see they can be used at any point of your day, depending on where you may be having your service these can be incorporated to make a really nice symbolic moment

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