The one thing that is sure – candles are the must-have decoration at your wedding. Most of all, it can be a great thing for your party as well. People feel better when in a dimly lighted room, so avoid using neon lights. Instead, fill your venue space with candles. You were wondering how to decorate it? Then prepare for a big dose of inspiration.
Let’s talk bit more about candles. You can decide between taper candles, which are long and thin and pillar candles that are more thick and fat ones. Whether you decide we can just say they can all look fantastic on tables, staircases, aisle and all other places you want to put them on.
Wedding Candles Decoration Ideas
Gold always look elegant and sophisticated. If you want to create the formal and super glamorous soiree, just place gold candelabras with simple taper white candles. Decorate the space around them with eucalyptus, or other greenery, but don’t overdo it. Along with these extravagant candelabras add small pillar candles in the jars.
Light The Moody Environment
Even if you have decided to have a bit of moody and darker environment, which is typical for fall and winter weddings, it would be great to add a lot of candles to light it up. Try not to overdo it – put simple white candles in glass jars or glasses and make sure they are asymmetric. That way you will achieve the perfect light.
Simple Yet Effective
Instead of putting extravagant candelabras on your table, you can opt for a simpler solution. One gold candlestick and a white tapper will look equally sophisticated and elegant as bigger candelabra.
Line your reception tables with simple candles and fresh greenery for a fuss-free, organic feel. It seems rustic, but very minimalistic at the same time. Sometimes the simplest arrangements prove to be the most eye-catching displays.
If you are having a tent or outdoor wedding, it is a great idea to put a lot of candles outside. Add multiple candles in minimalistic, simple yet very effective glass vases.
When you look at this photo, you can only assume that the bride might felt like a princess, walking around these candles, white roses, and greenery. After dark, this place turned to be the most dreamy one, leaving all your guest without a breath while approaching the venue.
Along with making a candle staircase, you can switch the candlesticks for lanterns. Lanterns really add a special touch to all entrances, especially churches, and other historical venues. Metallic will match with the railing. Don’t hesitate to add more greenery around them.
Style vintage lanterns with wreaths of greenery and delicate florals for romantic centerpieces. The soft glow from these lanterns will help set the mood for your evening wedding reception.
Walking down the aisle is a very emotional and certainly important moment of all weddings. If you want all guest to remember that moment, add giant candles, rose petals, and a bit of greenery so you make a path. Candles will light up your dress and face in a way no one will ever forget.
If you think only white candles can make a statement, you are wrong. Depending on the rest of your decoration and wedding theme, you can add blue, gold or silver candles. Trust us, it will look gorgeous with gold candelabras.
Wedding Unity Candles
The lighting of the unity candle is a tradition that signifies the union that exists between a man and a woman who enter into marriage. It is a popular tradition both for religious and non-religious ceremonies since it can simply be included in any wedding.
At the beginning of the ceremony you will both be invited to light the side candles – these represent you as individuals. Later on, you will be invited to use the flame from the side candles to light the main unity candle symbolising your unity in marriage. That’s when the Big Promise is made to love and cherish each other forevermore. So romantic!
The Significance of Wedding Candles
A candle represents love which can light your spouse’s world. A candle wipes out darkness and shows you how love can brighten your beloved’s life.
When you are near a candle, you feel warmth, just as you feel warmth from the love of your spouse. A candle can give a sense of direction and can draw people together, reminding you of how your love is also a binding force.
When a candle burns, the melting wax on the candle in a way disfigures the candle, representing the risk and element of pain that exists in a love relationship. A candle, in order to fulfill itself, must burn itself out. If a candle is never lit, it never fulfills its purpose.
Questions About Wedding Candles
What Kind of Candle Should Be Used?
You can use any kind of candle you like for your unity candle ceremony. Most are white or ivory, but you don’t have to limit yourself to these shades. Many unity candles are decorated to match certain themes or color schemes; you’ll have no shortage of options.
What Can Be Used As A Candle Holder?
Candles can be set in small dishes or bowls. Try adding water and floating tea candles along with flowers or berries.
Aluminum cans make great last-minute candle holders. Adding punched in designs creates lovely flickering shadows.
Put candles inside a wine glass or turn the wine glass over and set a candle on top.
Try setting a taper candle inside the neck of a wine bottle for a rustic look.
How Do You Arrange Candles On The Mantle?
Candles can be arranged alone or in a group as the centerpiece, or they can be set on either side of a centerpiece to accent it.
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