Performed a Classic Ceremony for a wonderful couple at the Newburyport Elks Saturday. The ceremony featured a Unity Candle where the tapers remained lit after the center candle was lit. Unity Candle ceremonies where the tapers remain lit emphasize the individual nature of the two people involved in the ceremony. Even though they are married, they remain separate and unique individuals each with their own unique gifts that are brought to the marriage. It’s been a while since I performed a Unity Candle ceremony with lit taper candles – and it went very well! All in all, a great wedding… congratulations Courtney & Ryan!