10 Stunning Ways to Light your Wedding with Candles

Posted on 26 June 2017

Today’s inspiration showcases 10 romantic ways to incorporate wedding candles into your special day,  brought to you by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com.

There is little that is more romantic than the soft, flickering lights of candles. It is easy to incorporate the soft yellow glow of candles throughout both your wedding ceremony and reception, whether you choose to go with real candles or flameless ones.

We have compiled a list of ten romantic ways that you can use candles during your wedding day but before deciding on candles in your decor, ask your ceremony and reception locations to see if they allow real candles or not!

1)Unity Wedding Candles

The lighting of the unity candle is an optional step during the ceremony that is usually done after the bride and groom share their vows. They both take a lit tapered candle and light a larger candle together to symbolize their separate lives becoming one in marriage. Some couples also opt to personalize the large wedding candle with their names and wedding date so they can keep it afterwards as a keepsake.

2)Line the isles

Wedding luminaries are a very popular way to light pathways from the ceremony to a reception at an outdoor wedding. Tea lights can be used, as well as metal lanterns and wedding luminary bags that you can buy from many craft stores.

Wanna see just how beautiful candles lining the isle of your wedding would be? Check out this stunning Timonium wedding in Maryland, the bride gracefully walked down the isle lined by candles, her beauty clearly illuminated for all of her guests!

3) Light the Way

Wedding luminaries are a very popular way to light pathways from the ceremony to a reception at an outdoor wedding. Tea lights can be used, as well as metal lanterns and wedding luminary bags that you can buy from many craft stores.

4)Use as Centerpieces

Whether large tapers are the center of attention or small votives and tea lights, using wedding candles as the accent or centerpieces at your guests tables will give a beautiful and romantic glow to the reception.

5)Make a Statement on the Head or Sweetheart Table

For a truly romantic look, rent or buy tall candelabras for the head or sweetheart table. Topped with tapered candles, this offers an elegant and dramatic look, setting apart the bride and grooms table from the guests.

6)Light Up the Sky

Sky lanterns are a beautiful way for guests to send off the bride and groom at the end of their reception. The small wedding candles inside causes the lantern to rise in the air and it goes out safely by itself. Remember to always check though if there are any regulations against using these in your area.

7)Surround Yourselves with Light

Within a darkened reception hall, a couple sitting at a sweetheart table will stand out even more when surrounded by candles. Usually these are flameless candles, but pillar candles can be used as well. This is not only a romantic way to enjoy dinner, but the perfect opportunity for photos.

8)Use Wedding Candles in Your Photos

Talk with your photographer about the use of candles in your photos. Some couples love to surround themselves with candles for their photos so that they cast a soft, romantic glow on them that the photographer can then capture, giving depth to the photo.

9)Bring Light to the Dance Floor

Easy to set up, using pillar or tea light flameless candles to surround the dance floor for the couples first dance gives a stunningly romantic and beautiful look. Assign either someone in your wedding party or a friend to set up the lights shortly before you take the floor and lose yourselves in one another as you dance in the candlelight.

10)Give Your Guests the Gift of Light

Candles are an easy, practical favor to give out at your wedding reception and are available in bulk. You can also purchase personalized ones, or you can just personalize the packaging with matching wedding colors and a tag thanking them for joining you on your special day.

About the Author:

This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager at Top10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her on Facebook.

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