We didn’t have a big wedding budget but since I love creating crafts, that kept me busy for several months before the wedding . What kept me busy for years several months after the wedding was the birth of our twins.
My eldest even got in on the crafts and glued some very strange birds into nests that we found on sale at a craft store. They made whimsical candle holders too and I wish I had a picture of them but at the time I was distracted. Since June is the most popular month to be married, I thought we could talk about some wedding candle ideas.
Surrounding candles with flowers, petals or greenery adds a romantic touch and looks much more inviting than a simple white tapered candle or pillar. If you’re going for an earthy feel, try some multicolored rocks and/or pine cones.
I bought several clear votive candle holders and some rub on transfers with pictures of hearts. They made beautiful centerpieces, added to the romance and looked beautiful in the dark.
Floating candles are very effective too, especially scented ones with the addition of sparkles.
Carved tin lanterns look nice outdoors and also provide some protection from the elements.
Do It Yourself Weddings has a whole section on wedding candle centerpieces. I especially like their charming idea of placing a candle in a bowl surrounded by dried flowers.