The ‘Unity Candle’ is a common part of wedding ceremonies in western culture but where does this tradition actually come from?
Today for Jennifer and Steve all that matters is that it symbolises their love and coming together as newlyweds.
Their wedding was a unique fusion of ceremony, music and place which they made their own and which we were privileged to be a part of.
So, does it really matter the history behind those candles and their gentle flames? Perhaps it is best to not delve too deeply and risk disapproval.
As in all things they have given it their own beautiful meaning just as it should be.
Congratulations Jennifer and Steve. May your marriage forever be an inexhaustible source of love, nurture and joy for you both.
Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Three Candles’, 1/1250 f/2.8 ISO400 135mm