Unity ceremony is sometimes performed to symbolise the joining together of the two families, and their love for the bride and the groom.
it is to symbolize the union of two individuals, becoming one in
As the bride and groom use these two flames to light the unity candle,
they bring the love of both families together in a united love of the
new couple. Generally, the two tapers are left burning and replaced in
their holders, however, in some ceremonies they may blow out their individual candles.
When the ceremony is alternatively performed to symbolize simply the
joining together of the bride and groom, the tapers may be blown out, to
indicate that the two lives have been permanently merged, or they may
leave them lit beside the central candle, symbolizing that the
now-married partners have not lost their individuality.