Although not all couples choose to have this at their wedding, unity candle ceremonies can make for touching, emotional, unforgettable moments. If you have decided to include such a moment in your Big Day, you definitely want to make sure it is accompanied by amazing, heart-melting music.
And the pop genre is most definitely one of the best choices you can make in this direction!
Regardless of whether you settle for a classic unity candle ceremony or a more modern alternative (sand ceremony, for instance), you are bound to love the following song suggestions.
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Pop Unity Candle Lighting Songs
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When You Say You Love Me – Josh Groban
One of the most powerful and soothing voices of the last decade or so, one of the most beautiful love songs created in recent times. Play this if you want your unity candle ceremony to be really, really touchy – people will surely love the atmosphere it creates!
When you say you love me
The world goes still, so still inside and
When you say you love me
For a moment there’s no one else alive
This I Promise You – N Sync
2000, No Strings Attached
If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s, there’s no way you didn’t love N Sync. Let their music guide your way through the unity candle lighting ceremony and you’re guaranteed to generate a few smiles and tears (coming from your guests, of course).
And I will take you in my arms
And hold you right where you belong
‘Til the day my life is through
This I promise you
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1991, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Soundtrack
I can’t help it, there’s nothin’ I want more
You know it’s true
Everything I do
I do it for you
OK, this not necessarily a pop song per se – but it can definitely be classified as one of the most popular love songs of all time. Somewhere in between pop and rock, this tune will add strength and emotion to your unity candle ceremony, making it truly unforgettable.
After All – Peter Cetera, Cher
1989, Heart of Stone
She’s an undeniable royalty of the pop music world – so why not let her powerful voice accompany you as you go through one of the most meaningful (and life-changing!) ceremonies ever? Your guests will absolutely love the moment!
After all that we’ve been through
It all comes down to me and you
I guess it’s meant to be, forever you and me, after all
One Hand, One Heart – West Side Story Cast
1961, West Side Story Soundtrack
If you are looking for something that strikes the perfect balance between pop music and classical music, this is IT. With a powerful vintage vibe to it and with lyrics that are just meant to be heard at wedding ceremonies, this song will fit your unity candle ceremony like a glove.
Make of our hands one hand
Make of our hearts one heart
Make of our vows one last vow
Only death will part us now
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