Nothing creates romantic ambiance for a wedding quite like candlelight. Its warm glow and sparkle makes altars, aisles, centerpieces, ceremony sites, and reception dinners look absolutely radiant. Today we’re sharing 35 candlelight ideas captured by today’s leading wedding photographers. Scroll down and discover some brilliant ways to add romance to your wedding along with essential advice on how to use candlelight safely and beautifully.
INDOOR RECEPTION DECOR
OUTDOOR RECEPTION DECOR
AISLES AND STAIRWAYS
CAKES AND DESSERTS
Now that you have some candlelight ideas that match your style, here are some things to consider:
Not all venues allow candles so be sure you check with them before designing your look. If you are working with a wedding planner have them double check on your behalf.
Remember that candlelight is insufficient to light up a reception space. Work with a lighting designer for a gala event, or put up string lights or other additional lighting for a DIY approach.
Use varying heights and sizes of candle to elevate your design and surround the candles with greenery and flowers to add interest.
If your event space is open to the wind, be sure to use lanterns or other enclosed candle holders so your candles don't blow out.
Safety is the number one concern when using candles so keep them out of reach of children and place them away from curtains and drapes.
Designate someone to be responsible for blowing the candles out after your ceremony and reception.
Be sure you have adequate insurance to cover any mishaps if your venue does not already provide it.
To find more brilliant ideas for your wedding decor, including gorgeous lighting designs of all kinds for your ceremony and reception check out our Details and Decor Gallery!