When our former board member, Gladys Hughes, found out she had cancer and was steadily weakening, she asked us to take over making her wedding unity candle. Gladys had been making these beautiful, meaningful wedding candles for several years and wanted them to go on being made. We, of course, agreed and have been producing them ever since.
This unique, handcrafted wedding candle consists of two halves, each with a wick. The two halves are lighted by the bride and groom, who place them together during the service. The minister then slides the cylindrical candle sleeve down over them, symbolizing God joining the husband and wife together. The two lighted wicks are thus united, and rather than blown out as other unity candles, are joined together giving light as one. As the oneness candle burns, the two halves and sleeve melt together and become a single candle.
The Oneness Wedding Candle is more than a creative decoration for your wedding –
it’s a lasting representation of your spiritual union throughout your marriage.
White in color, each candle stands approximately 11 inches high and is 5 inches in diameter when all pieces are combined. It consists of 8.5 pounds of wax. Lit during the wedding, and then every year in celebration of anniversaries, a couple should be able to enjoy this beautiful, lasting symbol of their love and commitment to oneness for at least 50 years.
Whether you’re planning your own wedding ceremony or looking for a meaningful gift for a special couple, the Oneness Wedding Candle is the perfect way to celebrate the oneness created when husband and wife are joined together by God Himself.
(Matt 19:6 NIV)