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near East 17th Avenue and South Ray Street.

Also serving Coeur d’Alene, ID and Post Falls, ID

and other areas within Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho

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Unity Candle Ceremonies

Unity Candle Ceremony — Civil I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center candle with two taper candles on either side.  Officiant lights the taper candles just prior to the beginning of the wedding ceremony, right after his/her entrance.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant:  The taper candles symbolize your lives before today; your separate lives, separate families and separate set of friends. They also represent each of you in the fullness of your personhood. Lighting the center candle with both tapers turns it into a Unity Candle, which symbolizes that your two lives are now joined to one. It also represents the joining together of your two families and your two sets of friends. 

 

Officiant:  You come into this marriage relationship as individuals and you do not lose your identity.  Rather you create, through your commitment, the relationship of marriage. Therefore, three candles remain lighted, one for each of you and one for your marriage as symbols of your commitment to a lasting and loving marriage.

 

Officiant: You may now light the Unity Candle.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple each takes a taper candle and lights the center candle together. The music fades and stops as the Officiant and the Couple return to their previous places.)

Unity Candle Ceremony — Civil II — Mothers Included

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center candle with two taper candles on either side.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant: Will the mothers please step forward and light the taper candles.

 

(The mothers come forward and light the taper candles. The mothers then return to their seats.)

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____ your mothers have lit the two taper candles for the Unity Candle Ceremony. The two individual candles represent your lives before today; your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends.

 

Officiant:  Lighting the center candle with both tapers turns it into a Unity Candle which demonstrate to us, in a very beautiful way, the symbolism of two who become one. It also represents the joining together of your two families and your two sets of friends.

 

Officiant:  You come into this marriage relationship as individuals and you do not lose your identity.  Rather you create, through your commitment, the relationship of marriage. Therefore, three candles remain lighted, one for each of you and one for your marriage as symbols of you commitment to a lasting and loving marriage.

 

Officiant: You may now light the Unity Candle.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple each takes a taper candle and lights the center candle together. The music fades and stops as the Officiant and the Couple return to their previous places.)

Unity Candle Ceremony — Religious I

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center candle with two taper candles on either side.  Officiant lights the taper candles just prior to the beginning of the wedding ceremony, right after his/her entrance.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant: Through the love and illumination of God, your paths have come together. In this symbolic ceremony, the taper candles represent your lives before today; your separate lives, separate families and separate set of friends. They also represent each of you in the fullness of your personhood.

 

Officiant:  Lighting the center candle with both tapers turns it into a Unity Candle, which symbolizes your willingness to walk life's pathways together as one. It also represents the joining together of you two families and your two sets of friends.  By allowing the flames of the two taper candles to remain lit, you also accept the individuality of each other as a means to fulfilling your commitment to one another.

 

Officiant: You may now light the Unity Candle.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple each takes a taper candle and, together, light the center candle. The music fades and stops as the Officiant and the Couple return to their previous places.)

 

Unity Candle Ceremony — Religious  II — Mothers Included

 

(The Ceremony Table is directly behind Officiant.  On the Ceremony Table there is a larger center candle with two taper candles on either side.)

 

Officiant:  ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, will you please step to the Ceremony Table.

 

(Officiant steps behind the Ceremony Table.  The Couple steps to the sides of the Ceremony Table.  A musical selection may play softly during the following:)

 

Officiant: Will the mothers please step forward and light the taper candles.

 

(The mothers come forward and light the taper candles. The mothers then return to their seats.)

 

Officiant: ___(Groom)_____ and ___(Bride)_____, your mothers have lit the taper candles for the Unity Candle Ceremony.  The two individual flames, one representing each family, will demonstrate to us, in a very beautiful way, the symbolism of two who become one, as well as the faith, wisdom, and love that the two of you have received from your parents.

 

Officiant: Through the love and illumination of God, your paths have come together. In this symbolic ceremony, you will each take a lighted candle, representing your previous separate pathways, and together you will light the center candle, turning it into a Unity candle, which symbolizes your willingness to walk life's pathways together as one.  By allowing the flames of the two taper candles to remain lit, you also accept the individuality of each other as a means to fulfilling your commitment to one another.

 

Officiant: You may now the light the Unity Candle.

 

(The volume of the music may be turned up as the Couple each takes a taper candle and, together, light the Unity Candle.  The music fades and stops as the Officiant and the Couple return to their previous places.)

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