The Unity Candle Ceremony is a ceremony to signify the combining of two families. There is no religious significance associated with the ceremony. There are usually 3 candles setup on a table near the alter. There will be two smaller candles and then one large candle. In the wedding ceremonies, we have witnessed, the mothers will go up before the bridal party goes down the aisle and light the two smaller candles. Sometime during the ceremony, the officiant will discuss the unity candle and then the bride and groom will take the smaller candles and together light the big candle. The bride and groom will then blow out each other's candle signifying the end of their individual chapters and starting their new chapter of life as husband and wife. Click here for some additional information regarding the Unity Candle Ceremony.