Unity Candle Songs

(and music for other special parts of the ceremony)

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The unity candle ceremony used to be a feature of only the occasional wedding back in the 60s when my parents got married. Now it's pretty much a standard element of every wedding ceremony. Of course, now that it's so common, people are coming up with new and creative variations on the idea, which can make it more meaningful again instead of cliché. This site had some interesting alternatives to a unity candle - I particularly liked the unity tree (bet you're curious now!).

Whether you choose a unity candle, a sand ceremony or some other unique expression of uniting two into one, there are some really beautiful music options to accompany this part of the wedding ceremony.

Some of the unity candle song titles below are definitely appropriate for a unity candle ceremony. Others are simply good songs to have as special music in some other part of the ceremony. We had a group of singers sing a song that was special to the both of us, and they sang it right after the wedding party and I had all walked in but before the minister began the main part of the ceremony. It helped to set the theme and mood of the service.

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Song Title Music Style
All I Ask of You (from "Phantom of the Opera") Contemporary
Battle Hymn of Love Country
Between Now & Forever Country
Bonded Together Christian
Celebrate Contemporary
Cherish the Treasure Christian
For Life And All Its Richness 70s
From Here To Eternity Country
From This Moment On Country
Gabriel's Oboe (from "The Mission") Classical
Here and Now 80s
Household of Faith Christian
I Call It Love Christian
I Do (Cherish You) Country, Contemporary
I Do (Paul Brandt) Country
I Do (Westlife) Contemporary
I'll Be Loving You Forever (NKOTB) 80s
I Swear Country, Contemporary
I Will Be Here Christian
Keeper of the Stars Country, Christian
Longer 70s
Look What Love Has Done Christian
The Lord's Prayer Christian
Lost in This Moment Country
Love Will Always Win Country
Make Us One Christian
Meditation from Thais Classical
Never Thought (That I Could Love) 80s
One Hand, One Heart (from "West Side Story") Golden Oldie
Our Love 80s
Panis Angelicus/O Lord Most Holy Classical
Perfect Union Christian
The Prayer Contemporary
Seekers of Your Heart Christian
Something That We Do Country
That's All Golden Oldie
That's What Love is All About 80s
This is the Day 70s, Christian
We Are One Contemporary
Wedding Song/There Is Love 70s
When I Look Into Your Eyes Contemporary
When I Say I Do Christian
When You Say You Love Me Contemporary

What other song would fit for a Unity Ceremony?

There are a lot of older songs on this unity song list. But what current songs would communicate the sentiments of a unity ceremony? Help me build this list!

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Such a great tune and great spirit behind the song. This is a happy but calm tune, very peaceful. Editor's note: a tranquil song, excellent to set …

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