A Decorated Wedding – Candles

by | Bride, Wedding Inspiration


Candles are one of my favourite way to decorate- Christmas or year round! They’re almost an essential part of decorating an evening wedding and so magical!


Stack candles on a tiered cake plate for a beautiful glowy centrepiece

Photo via Megan Hobson

Place candles all the way down the aisle and surrounding the altar

Fete NY

Place candles surrounding pathways and entrances

Fete NY, Rebecca Thuss

For long or square tables place different shaped and sized candles in groups down the centre of the table. For height add candelabras

Julie Mikos

Hang candle holders or lanterns from tree branches

Martha Stewart

  • Have a candle lighting ceremony
  • Place candles in different containers- coloured glass votives, vintage jars, waxed paper bags, lanterns for different looks.
  • Place floating candles in the pool or pond for a glittering reflection
  • Light coloured votives to add an extra pop to your wedding decor
  • Print guests names on rice paper or clear velum and wrap around candles as place cards
  • Have bridesmaids carry candles instead of flowers
  • Scatter candles over every flat surface- candy tables, guest book tables, window sills!

  • AmyJean @RelentlessBride says:
    December 20, 2008 at 12:23 am

    I especially love the rose petal aisle with the huge clear vases and candles… GORGEOUS!

  • Silvia @ Beau-coup says:
    December 20, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I adore candles and these ideas are all fabulous!

  • Beth says:
    December 20, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I too love all things candle. The setting on the cake stand looks amazing!

  • ABC Dragoo says:
    December 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    We did a candlelit ceremony similar to the second shot- it’s so lovely – and doesn’t break the flower budget either! SO SMART.

  • i do! nyc says:
    December 22, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    I will be having candles going down the side of the aisle, so I am very excited to see these pretty photos =)



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