Monday, September 5, 2011

{vintage wedding ✿ inspired diy ideas no. 2}

Lighting of a Unity Candle has become more common place over the last couple of decades. The lighting takes place during the wedding ceremony and is quite often performed in two separate parts. The first, is when a representative of the bride's family and of the groom's family each light a taper candle and then place them in a holder. Next the bride and groom each take one of the taper candles and light the 'unity candle' simultaneously.

There are many explanations to the symbolic nature of the Unity Candle ceremony, but one of the more common ones is that the two lighted candle represent the bride and the groom; two individual and separate hearts aflame. When the bride and groom light the unity candle, the two flames burn as one | two families one | two lights become one. 

Add some fabulous vintage vibe by replacing the traditional white unity candle with a vintage oil lamp. The look and ambiance of a oil lamp is soft and elegant, the perfect combination. The oil lamp can be used during the ceremony and then displayed in front of the husband and wife at the main table at the reception. This vintage oil lamp will also make a perfect addition to the couple's new home...{forever}

{add a painted heart | bride & groom | wedding date}

Vintage oil lamps can be found for fairly inexpensive flea markets and many online venues such as Etsy or eBay.


  1. What a lovely way to update an old tradition. You have the best ideas. Love your blog.

  2. I love the idea of using a decorated oil lamp. Very creative.

  3. Creative, fun, ideas! Enjoyed reading!!

  4. Love your new blog Annie! You are very creative and have enjoyed your ideas! You rock!


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