Nothing says romance like a stunning, candlelit wedding.
The nights are certainly drawing in, and the shortest day of the year is a mere three weeks away. We’re drawing our curtains by 4pm!
However, as the dark nights are getting longer, there’s all the more magic to be found in a wedding in the wintertime. What could be more romantic than a beautiful, candlelit theme?
Bring the light into your ceremony, no matter what time it’s getting dark outside, using candles as your theme. With candelabras, lanterns, free standing candles and more, there are so many ways to have a wedding by candlelight.
Not only signifying romance, candles are truly symbolic: perhaps they are an essential element of your religious ceremony, or you’re considering lighting them to honour the memory of a loved one.
Of course, you’ll need to be careful with a lit flame, and perhaps this theme is one best suited to an adults-only wedding. If you’re a little worried about using real candles, or your venue doesn’t allow, there are many alternatives: including flame-free arrangements and candles focussed on their beautiful scent (there’s a reason why Jo Malone candles are such popular favours: they smell incredible even before they’ve been lit). We also love the personalised wedding favour candles from Not on the High Street, as featured our moodboard below.
Don’t forget: Yankee Candles have created their own Wedding Day candle, which truly captures the scent of your big day.
From centrepieces to favours, church altars to aisle walkways, you can bring the light into many aspects of your day to make it truly magical. Take a look at this week’s Monday Moodboard to inspire your romantic, elegant wedding by candlelight.
Simply click the links underneath each board to find the source of our inspiration (L to R):
Did you hold your wedding by candlelight? Did you light a candle for a loved one, or walk down a candlelit aisle? We’d love to hear your plans, and see your photos: drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to share them with us!
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