Ceremony A

Officiant says:

Marriage brings people together in a unique relationship; in their togetherness they may share many experiences as if one
person but each also retains his or her own identity. Genuine love allows us to overcome our sense of isolation, yet permits
us our own uniqueness as individuals.

The two lit candles before you are representative of your individual lives up to this moment. They are two individual and
distinct lights, each capable of going their own separate directions. To bring joy and radiance in to your home and lives,
there must be a merging of these two flames in to one. As you take your own candle symbolizing your individual lives, I ask
that you light the center candle establishing the union of your two lives in to one.

Ceremony B

Officiant says:

You both have chosen to light the unity candle, a symbol of love and commitment to each other.  

Officiant moves for couple to light candle and says:

This unity candle represents a pillar of strength to remind you … to look to the light for your love. This light will continue  
to shine brightly as you allow the strength of your love to guide you … this light in which you shall be forever as one.

Today as you light the flame, you bring your lives to this moment of oneness …. As you light your candles together,
may your love for each other light up your lives, both individually and now together as a family… igniting the flame of
unconditional love. May it burn bright.  

The lighting & returning to the front of altar.

Ceremony C

Officiant shares with couple:

This candle before you is a candle of commitment because it takes two people working together to keep it aflame.
This candle is also a candle of Unity because both must come together, giving a spark of themselves, to create the
new light.

Would you both now light the candle?

As you light this candle today, may the brightness of the flame shine throughout your lives.
May it give you courage and reassurance in darkness … Warmth and safety in the cold … And strength and joy in your
bodies, minds, and spirits. May your union be forever blessed.

Ceremony D

Officiant shares with couple:

Groom and Bride, the two separate candles symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate set of friends.
I ask that each of you take one of the lit candles and that together you light the center candle.

The individual candles represent your lives before today.

Lighting the center candle represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends as one. Should it flicker,
may each of you look beyond the problem and focus together finding a solution. This moment forward rather than each of
you walking separate paths, the path you choose will be one of walking forward together. Seeking what’s in the best interest
for both of you will be your goal. May your strength be the guiding light for others to follow as Love is the only way to
experience peace.

Lighting of the candle