Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday Tips: Lighting with candles

At most weddings we see our clients use candles of some sort to illuminate the ceremony and reception, giving a warm and romantic glow. Here are few tips and ideas to remember when thinking about using candle light:

1. try to stray from using tea lights in containers with moss or anything really flammable. We've heard stories about things catching fire! Floating candles have a unique effect and are much safer.2. if your venue doesn't allow for a real flame, you can use LED candles; though not the real thing, if you have them hanging or clustered together they can emit a glow
3. if your wedding is outdoors, hang tea lights from trees in mason jars secured with wire or ribbon. Talk about a magical effect!4. if using taper candles, be sure they are not close to any part of your floral! Trust us; we've seen a near disaster with a candle that was placed too close to a centerpiece. Also be sure you have something to catch the wax so it doesn't drip and ruin the expensive linens!
5. purchase candles that have at least a 6-8 hour burn; you don't want the flames going out mid-party!6. get creative - scatter various colored vessels (like glassybabies) down the center of your family-style table for a pop of colorHappy Planning!
Aleah + Nick

Images 1: from Emily + Ryen's wedding by Amore Studios 2. from theknot.com 3. from elsechelsea.typepad.com 4. studio nine photography 5. glassybaby.com


Anonymous said...

beautiful-love the image of the floating jars w-candles

Anonymous said...

Love them all, but I do tend toward the jar dangling candles and what looks like GlassyBaby candles lining the pier. Very nice.

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Thank you! I think the glassybabies are my favorite, too!

Laurel McConnell said...

I was JUST talking with a bride today about decorating with candles! Perfect timing, I'll pass this article along to her!!! Thanks Aleah!

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Awesome, Laurel! You're the best! Glad you got some use out of it!

Merci New York said...

Great advice, as always! I know a DIY bride who will love this info - I am forwarding it to her now. :)

Candles lighting said...

Fantastic and beautiful pictures....


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