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Use a Havdalah candle as the unity candle.
-submitted by Aimee Goldberg
Incorporate fire from a candle into the walk around the fire, typical of Hindu marriages. Or have 108 candles glowing during the Buddhist-Jewish marriage ceremony.
-submitted by Julia Gutman
For Jewish-African-American weddings, a good counterpart to breaking the glass is "jumping the broom." During slavery, African-Americans did not have the legal right to marry. But they still got married in a ceremony that typically involved taking vows in the presence of a witness and leaping over the handle of a broom
-submitted by Marissa Fireman