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.
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.