Lighting is a crucial factor for your wedding day décor. Creating a beautiful, romantic atmosphere requires more than the full on glare of regular room lights. Candles are the obvious choice to bring ambiance to a room and when it comes to weddings they are an absolute must. Of course, traditional candelabras are a tried and tested method of bringing atmosphere to any event… who doesn’t adore dinning by candlelight? But these days, there are so many more ways to use candles in your wedding decor than just traditional candlesticks.
Today, couples are looking to everything from storm lanterns, to birdcages, to mismatched mason jars and even handing tealights to bring a stunning air of romance and ambiance to their wedding day décor. Plus candles are not just confined to the reception, now it’s commonplace to adorn your church or ceremony venue with a pretty array of tealights and lanterns to really wow your guests from the off.
We love working with candles and can advise you on a range of options for your wedding ceremony and reception and we at Perfect Details have a beautiful array of candle pew ends, centrepieces and lanterns which are available to hire for your wedding. Pleas feel free to email us if you’d like to discuss your needs in more detail.
A relatively new arrival on the scene, hanging tealights are becoming super popular with Irish couples. A little more dazzling than your average tealights, these add instant atmosphere to your venue. And when the sun goes down, the effect is like a magical wonderland of light.
Mason style jars are one of the most versatile ways to display candles. The beauty of these vintage jars is you can mix and match the sizes of candles you place inside. You can wrap them in burlap or ribbon, paint them, or half fill them with sand or stones! The possibilities are endless. Plus they are easy to move around and you can place them practically anywhere.
A little more than just simple lanterns, birdcages have become more and more popular for tealights and candles. The beauty of birdcages is that they make such a beautiful style statement and if you’re hoping to channel some vintage charm into your overall décor, these really do the trick. Think about having them as table centrepieces, with an array of candle sizes inside. If you can find them, oversized birdcages can really give your décor the wow factor, as will a smattering of mini versions.
Vintage Teacup Candles
Speaking of a vintage theme, if you really want to inject some retro fun into your décor, then vintage teacup candles are a must. They’ve become more and more available over the last couple of years and can look completely stunning as part of your table centrepieces. Plus afterwards you’ll have a few gorge vintage cups to take home as a wedding memento or give them to your guests if you’re feeling really generous!
Lanterns have become a staple at most weddings these days and whether it’s lanterns down the church aisle, or placing them as centrepieces on your guest’s tables, there’s no denying their allure. Think about mixing and matching different sizes and interspersing wooden and metal finishes.