Candle lighting is commonly used in ceremonies as a symbolic act of blending and binding. It is common that the couple light individual small candles and together light a larger centre candle as a symbol as of their union.
The individual candles represent their lives before today. The marriage candle represents the joining of love, lives, families and culture.
A candle lighting ceremony can also be performed as a memorial to acknowledge a family member or close friend who is no longer with us.
If the ceremony is to be held outside it is important to purchase candles that are protected from the wind such as in a glass container. Candles and can be purchased at candles shops, wedding shops or online.