Recommend songs for a unity candle ceremony

My sister has asked me to write a unity candle ceremony for my nephew’s wedding. I’ve written the ceremony and now she’s looking for a song that is appropriate to play during the ceremony. (Note that the ceremony will last longer than just the lighting of the unity candle as her plan is to light all of the candles in the reception as part of the ceremony.)

I’ve have searched some wedding sites and have found things like
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Bach

as well as
What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong.

But what I am wondering, other than ‘You light up my life’ (which I believe is more of a religious song than a romantic song), are there any other songs that are appropriate and deal with light/candles etc.


Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan, maybe?

I don’t know… that might be kind of creepy. That’s the only thing that sprung to mind, though.

Light My Fire by The Doors :smiley:

And, of course, there’s always Free Bird, the perfect song for any occasion…

Candle on the Water? I think it was in a Disney movie, but I don’t even know which one. Part of the lyrics are:

I’ll be your candle on the water
Till every wave is warm and bright
My soul is there beside you,
Let this candle guide you
Soon you’ll see a golden stream of light

FWIW, I’ve never thought “You Light Up My Life” was a religious song, and I was quite surprised to see someone did. I even looked up the lyrics to see if I’d missed something, but I still don’t see it as religious at all.