Wedding Candle Centerpieces

Wedding candle centerpieces give a wonderful romantic atmosphere. I'm going to share some candle centerpiece ideas and some inside secrets to get the most of out of your wedding centerpieces candles.

There are lots of options for using candles at your wedding including floating candle centerpieces, hurricane lamps and candelabras. Candle centerpieces bring a feel of classic elegance to a wedding and many are very easy to do yourself.

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Hurricane lamps or vases are a simple but effective way of keeping the candle safely out of the reach of little hands. Not to mention they look beautiful surrounded by flowers.

Many types of wedding candle centerpieces have exposed candles that can be a hazard if you have children attending your wedding, but hurricane lamps offer more protection as the glass lamp is taller than the candle. They are also more practical if you want to use your centerpieces outside, as the vase should prevent gusts of wind blowing the candle out.

Hurricane lamps are lovely surround by a wreath of flowers and foliage. Florists will often hire out the vases out if you don't want to buy them.

If you are sticking to a budget and looking to keep your centerpiece costs to a minimum, then don't opt for a floral wreath. Pick a medium to large hurricane lamp and set your candle in sand, decorative gravel or polished stones, then place three flower heads around the base of your candle.

With floating wedding candle centerpieces, you are only limited by your imagination. Virtually any shape or size vase can hold floating candles. Remember to check the vase you choose is heat resistant, so the heat from the candle doesn't cause the glass the shatter. The traditional floating candle display uses a wide bowl and something like diamante scattering crystals or polished stones in the bottom. To co-ordinate the display with your wedding theme, you can tint the water, use colored candles or scatter rose petals in the bowl. The modern approach for floating candles is to use cylinder vases filled right up with water and a large floating candle resting at the top. You can really get creative with this design by submerging flowers under the candle. These look best with several vases grouped at the center of the table.

wedding candle centrepieces

If you want tall wedding candle centerpieces, then candelabras are for you. The large table ones usually have five or six arms. You can dress them simply with garlands of foliage such as ivy or go to town with floral arrangements. Floral arrangements are usually in a wreath shape resting across the arms of the candelabra or a sphere based on the central arm. The sphere shapes can be made quite large and extravagant. The ball of floral form is covered with foliage and then filled out with flowers. For a more natural feel, the arrangement can be left as mainly foliage with a few flowers dotted throughout.

If you are not having any scented flowers in your wedding designs, scented weddding candle centerpieces are a smart way to introduce a touch of fragrance.

Be sure to use a good quality brand for your scented candles such as Woodwick, cheap scented candles will smell like air fresheners. When picking any candles for a wedding candle centrepiece, look for a long burning time on the box.

You don't want to be worrying about getting someone to replace candles halfway through your reception. Any candle centerpiece can be enhanced by placing it on a table mirror; the mirror will reflect the warm glow from your candles.

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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity

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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"

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