Unity candle holders
are the perfect way to display your unity candles
during your wedding ceremony. Unity candle holders also work very well at displaying your unity candles at your new home. The design of unity candle holders usually allows for one large holder in the center for the unity candle, and two smaller holders on either side to hold the taper candles.
We have a large variety of unity candle holders to suit your wedding style perfectly. From simple designs to elegant and traditional finishes, there is a unity candle holder to match your wedding. We also carry a selection of themed unity candle holders such as beach, palm tree, fairytale and even western designs! And don't forget to shop all our matching wedding accessories
The unity candle ceremony has been around for many, many years. Though the origin is unknown, it has been most agreed that the tradition is approximately 30-40 years old, or perhaps even to the 1930s. However old this act of unity is, it is still performed at weddings today. Most popular in the United States, the ceremony begins with the lighting of the candle. A family member, that is most commonly the mothers of the bride and groom, step forward to light the two taper candles. Later (usually after the formal vows), the newly wedded couple will use the tapers to light the larger unity candle together.
This act of unity is performed to symbolize the joining of the two families as one; and combines each of the family's love for the husband and wife. It also symbolizes the coming together of man and woman becoming one and fully committing to one another. The old tale states this: the tapers are lit by a representative from each family to symbolize the love from each side. As the bride and groom light the unity candle, they are bringing the love from each family together in the flame. A lot of the time the tapers are left burning, though sometimes they are blown out (this especially if the ceremony is performed only to represent the joining of the bride and groom).
Usually unity candles are white or ivory. Rather than a plain, blank candle, a lot of the time it is decorated to match the theme or color scheme. They are usually sold in sets (one pillar and 2 tapers) and you will need a unity candle holder to hold the candles for your ceremony.
Our unity candle holders are sold as either one or three pieces; all with a stand for the unity candle and for the tapers as well. Choose from traditional designs in silver or gold, or choose one to match your theme. You can use these unity candle holders at your reception for your table decorations or after ward in your home as a dining room centerpiece to hold standard pillars and tapers for a dinner party.