Nothing sets a romantic mood like candles. As the temperature starts to dip, our weddings move to indoor venues where the atmosphere is warm and lovely, but natural light may be lacking. For this reason, incorporating candles into wedding décor becomes especially important during the fall and winter seasons!
Where to start? One feature that we especially love to see enhanced with a flickering flame or two is the wedding centerpiece. Candles come in a variety of options including pillar, taper, votive, and tea light. There are so many ways to create an illuminating display that radiates style, luxury, and romance for your tablescape. From cozy and intimate to modern chic to grand opulence, here are stunning ideas for using candles in your wedding reception décor.
A peppering of silver mercury votives, tea lights, and white pillars adorned a seeded eucalyptus and lemon leaf runner accented with blush roses and white peonies at the head table of this Bourne Mansion wedding. The lovely display created a natural and elegant ambiance for guests to enjoy.
For a wedding at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, tea lights were placed in glass bubbles and hung from towering of centerpieces roses and ranunculus with eucalyptus and lemon leaf. The candles looked like they were floating, transforming the head table into an enchanted secret garden.
This low centerpiece at a wedding at the Mandarin Oriental features a combination of black magic garden roses and burgundy calla lilies, creating a look that is classic with a touch of drama. Floating votives in simple cylinder vases enhance the blooms, showcasing their rich hues and lush texture.
Elegant taper candles provide a warm, flickering glow that shows off the richly wood panel decor of the University Club. The candles were placed in glass holders and arranged around a beautiful low centerpiece of cream vendela roses with greenery accents.
Pro tip: Use dripless candles to for a clean, worry-free display.
For a wedding at Gotham Hall, the taplescape was decked out with high centerpieces of white hydrangea, orchids, peonies, and cream roses arranged in exquisite crystal candelabras. Floating candles in glass holders illuminated the scene to dazzling effect.
Taper candles look absolutely wonderful spread over a long table and are a great way to add height to a low floral display. Evoking a feeling of natural romance at the Bowery Hotel, this wedding reception features taper candles placed through out a runner of lush eucalyptus decorated with white, cream, and ivory roses and hydrangea.
The tablescape at this Liberty Warehouse wedding showcased a series of low arrangements of white and ivory roses, peonies, and ranunculus in both gold and mercury vases. Votive candles reflected off the gilded surfaces to create an intimate and warm setting.
Crystal pillar holders with ivory candles illuminated a trio arrangement of white hydrangea, quicksand roses, and amnesia roses in square mirrored vases at this Cold Spring Country Club wedding. The unique combination of mirror and crystal details complemented by flickering light set a scene of timeless elegance with a modern twist.
Take your high centerpiece to next level by decorating the blooms with glowing taper candles. Here, compact arrangements of white hydrangea orchids, lavender, white and cream roses are arranged on top of a breathtaking crystal candelabra evoking an air of romantic opulence to complement the grand interior of the Pierre Hotel.
You’ve said your vows and exchanged rings. Now its time to celebrate at your reception under the glow of candlelight.
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