Unity Candle Readings

Anyone doing a reading after you light your unity candle instead of having music played?  I think I'd like to just have a really short reading read but I'm having trouble finding any that I like.  I just like simple ones about love and not overly religious.  FI and I arent the religious type.

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 1:47 am
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Posted on March 8, 2011 at 2:55 am
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Bump - I need help!

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 3:33 am
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we r playing music... sorry no help

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 3:53 am
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I am having some one sing, so i am no help either, but let's *BUMP* for more ideas!!

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 6:10 am
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something didn't work out. posted again.

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 am
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in germany we have a beautiful reading. I will have my sister reading it in our ceremony. It always brings me to tears. This is my translation: (I did my best)


 



I saw it.


My little flame was there


when you took one another's hand


and gave your heart away.


 


I am more than just a candle,


more than just a gift.


My light shall company your marriage.


I am a silent witness in the house of your love


and am always with you.


The days the sun is shining


I don't need to burn.


But when you are overjoyed


or a happy star appears at the horizon of your life


then light me up.


 


Light me up when it gets dark


when there is a storm coming up


when there's a fight


when you are silently suffering


then light me up.


 


Light me up when the first step needs to be done


and you don't know how


when you are longing for words


but don't know how


when you want to hug


but your arms are petrified


then light me up.


 


my little light is there for you


a small sign, bright and clear.


It talks it's own language


an easy language


that the other one will know at once.


 


I am your unity candle.


I like you both.


Let me burn,


as long as it takes


until you both can


cheek to cheek


blow my light out.


 


And I say thankfully: Bye for now!


 


 

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:48 am
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Sample Unity Candle Wedding Vow - 1
"BRIDE and GROOM, the two separate candles symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. Please light the candles and that together you light the center candle.
The individual candles represent your lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one. "

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Sample Candle Ceremony - 2
"GROOM AND BRIDE have chosen to affirm their love by the lighting of a unity candle.  They have also asked their families to participate in the lighting ceremony.  In so doing, they signal their desire to not only join as one in their union, but to unite two families together as one. 
I want to take a moment to explain what the lighting of these candles represents to them:
From every human being there rises a light.  And when two souls that are destined for each other find one another, their streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being. 

And Finish
GROOM AND BRIDE:  The brightness of the candles that your families have lit - and the brightness of the unity candle that you will together light - will shine throughout your lives, giving you courage and reassurance in the darkness.  May the candle's warmth give you shelter from the cold.  May its energy fill your spirits with strength and joy. 
As you light the Unity Candle, I want to ask you - and all your friends and family that are present today - to see the brightness of the flame as a symbol of the brightness that your own life brings to this new family.  As you lift your candles to light your family unity candle together, so may your love for each other light up your life as a family. 
Your mother's have each lit a candle for each of your families.   GROOM AND BRIDE, please use those candles to light the Unity Candle together."


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Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

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