Candles are known for the warm, captivating glow that they bring to a space. It’s impossible to fall under the spell of a tablescape illuminated by the charm of a sea of flickering flames. To go along with our renewed outlook for 2021, we decided to re-consider the classic decorative element. Meant to speak to a modern sensibility, the following examples, all from the Real BB Weddings archives, feel less lost in the sands of time and more ready for tonight’s highly anticipated gala. From the ceremony aisle to the sweetheart table, here are fresh and inspired ways for incorporating candles into your wedding day.
Encapsulating minimalist luxury, white pillar candles highlight the airy, sleek aesthetic of lucite seating. Simple yet sophisticated, the duo makes a most stylish statement for the ceremony walkway.
An eye-catching candle display underscores the natural allure of an outdoor ceremony. Here, rows of white pillar candles soften the rocky backdrop while bringing into focus the organic beauty of this white floral and greenery archway.
When more is more… this unforgettable chuppah features a spellbinding combination of floor candles and hanging bubble votives. The fusion of cascading florals and dramatic luminosity bewitches all of the senses.
Modern, clean, and and oh-so stylish, stem candle holders of varying height add a sense of lyrical movement to a long tablescape topped with a garland of greenery and white blossoms.
Prim and proper for the 21st century, a trio of stem candle holders bestows a touch of modern elegance on the classic white and blush low centerpiece.
Embodying contemporary polish, this tablescape features a ‘soldier’ row of bud vases containing a single white rose complemented by floating candles and votives.
When used in decor and styling, mirror elements intensify every detail, particularly the play of light and form. Here, a mirror pedestal is placed under square vases containing floating candles over submerged blooms and votives. The reflection of geometric vessels and dancing flames creates a scene that is equally dynamic as it is captivating.
Juxtaposing elements of various shape, size, and height builds sculptural dimension that draws the eye in. Evoking the atmosphere of a chic cocktail reception, this breathtaking centerpiece focuses on geometric form and clean lines by pairing asymmetrically arranged glass cubes containing white blooms with cylindrical vases holding floating and pillar candles, and votives.
For a fresh take on taper candles, consider using a bold, surprising color such as black. Fit for modern day royalty, this jaw-dropping tablescape features black taper candles set in a crystal candelabra coupled with lucite seating and matching black linens.
Another newfound approach to crystal wedding candelabras, this beguiling centerpieces incorporates square mirror vases containing white and lavender ranunculuses, roses, and peonies.
An inviting spot for two perfect for the newlyweds of 2021 and beyond… black edged lanterns holding pillar candles cast a mood of contemporary romance over this sweetheart table.
Long taper candles in glass hurricanes bring surprising drama to this sweetheart table adorned with voluminous blooms, luxurious linens, and dazzling floral chargers by Ceci New York.
Floating candles and votives emphasize the exotic, sinuous botanical forms of this sweetheart table centerpiece featuring a fan palm, banana leaves, white Phalaenopsis orchids, roses, and anthuriums.
When it comes to decor, candles offer boundless possibilities to suit every style and and personality whether you want your wedding to express innovative flare right down to the last detail or dream of a day that spits the difference between traditional and avant-garde. Let the brilliance of these wedding candle ideas elevate your once-in-a-lifetime celebration to great new heights right for the here and now.