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Wedding Reception Candle Ideas

 

Be inspired with the wedding reception candle ideas on this page. Candle light is perfect for an evening or night time wedding, you don't necessarily have to have flowers, but you do need to have candlelight. It adds a lovely incandescent glow and sets an intimate and romantic tone.


Candles can stand on their own, or in simple hurricanes or votives that shield them from the wind. You can put votive candles directly inside flower arrangements for a wonderful sparkling effect. Adding light to a flower gives it a really nice glow.

Reception candles can also be used to underline the architecture of a building or the shape of a pool, or by running along steps or pathways to invite you guests into a space.

What ever way you decide to decorate, keep it in scale with the space. Engage all the senses. Think about how things will look, feel and smell.

Scented candles, fragrant flowers and greenery, and rich fabric will create a quality that is rich and sensual.

 

11 Wedding Reception Candle Ideas


  1. Use cylindrical vases to make protective hurricanes for pillar candles of different sizes set in sand and shells at a seaside wedding.

  2. Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas Pillar candles of different heights can be clustered in a bed of red berries on branches.

  3. Candles in glass vases can be held in place by a cluster of brown nuts or you could use colored stones.

  4. Place cylindrical candles in frosted hurricanes around the edge of a pool to reflect in the water.

  5. For a romantic setting in an outdoor wedding reception why not hang lanterns with strong chains from strong branches.

  6. For something different, have your tables set with simple white and ivory china and each setting is adorned with a brandy glass filled with a floating candle and mixed rose petals. The candlelight at each place setting creates glowing rings on every table.

  7. Use large hurricane lamps filled with water and several floating candles in each to act as beacons on either side of a path that is strewn with large pieces of confetti mixed with rose petals.

  8. Place a small mirror in the center of each table and place a crystal candle holder with a white (or colored candle) in it. Wrap small strands of pearls around the candle and arrange ivy around the mirror.

  9. Use two medium brandy snifters and one large brandy snifter. Fill the bottom of snifters with colored marbles about a third of the way up. Fill with water and float a candle. Arrange your flowers around the base of the snifter.

  10. Use three different sized pillar candles on a mirror with a simple floral arrangement or scatter petals around them.

  11. Whitewash small terracotta flowerpots add a bow or other embellishment to the outside of the pot. Place a taper candle inside the pot. For added detail you could place a votive candle and decorative stones on either side of the terracotta pot.

    Safety Tip

    When using candles in bowls (especially if bowls are small) make sure that they are heat resistant. After the candles have been lit of a length of time the glass will heat up and can break, causing a mess and a lot of water on the tables.

40 Photos Ideas for your Wedding Reception Candle

 

Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

1. Rustic Wedding candles

 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

2. Create simple wedding reception centerpieces with candles, flowers and mirrors
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas
3. Use natural elements such as wood and pebbles
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

4. Simple Elegance - A pillar candle on a glass tray Surrounded by pebbles
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

5. Group different sized and colored wedding pillar candles down a long table
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

6. Nestle a candle in colored sand
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

7. Add style and elegance with silver candelabras
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

8. Cheap wedding candle centrepieces can be created using smaller candles and costume jewellery
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

9. Use unusual containers for your candles like this martini glass
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

10. Use various sized containers of the same shape alternate
the display with flowers and candles.
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

11. Use candles to match the season
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

12. A quick and simple display of Square vases, pebbles, single Flower and a floating candle
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

13. Candles in tall glass jars and water crystals are ideal for an outdoor wedding
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

14. Place candles around low floral table centerpieces
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

15. Place candles at the outer edges of the bridal table
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

16. use floating candles in lanterns to add extra atmosphere
to an outdoor wedding reception
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

17. Purple Pillar Candles surrounded
by rose petals
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

18. Make a statement by using large square candles in a square vase
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

19. Wedding centerpiece
candles and flowers
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

20. a group of taperd candles in slender candle holders
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

21. Wedding candle table decorations using flowers and floating candles
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

22. Use Large brandy glasses to hold Your wedding reception candle
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

23. Decorate glass containers to match your wedding theme
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

24. a beautiful tall centerpiece with a candle in the center
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

25. surround large pillar candles with inexpensive seasonal fruit
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

26. Set the mood to an evening wedding reception by
guiding your guests with a candle pathway
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

27. place rose petals in the bottom of Large clear containers to match your other table decorations
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

28. alternate candles with flowers
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

29. For the best looking displays
when using glass keep
Them smudge free
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

30. Use lanterns for outdoor
Weddings This will stop your
Candles from blowing out
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

31. Tall wedding centerpiece idea
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

32. Low wedding centerpiece Idea
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

33. Vary the height of your candles to add interest
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

34. match your wedding reception candle to your wedding table flower centerpieces
 
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

35. Highlight your wedding cake by placing your candles in
votive candle holders
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

36. Pink Wedding Candles in Tall Glasses
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

37. Groups of small colored containers Will add a "light" hearted touch to
your Wedding table decorations
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

38. Use recyled glass jars to hold your candles
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

39. Wedding reception candles with flowers
   
Wedding Recpetion Candle Ideas

40. Tiered Candle Holder decorated with flowers
 
   
   

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