My FI and I are getting married outdoors and have never been fans of the unity candle idea. We're also about as far away from a beach as you can be, in northern Missouri and don't feel as though a sand ceremony would fit with the area or our wedding. We are looking for something that integrates our faith (Christianity) into the ceremony. All of the google searches I have done just give sand ceremonies as alternatives to the unity candle. Surely there are more. Have any suggestions? Thanks!
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