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Wedding Ideas: 7 Stunning Ways To Use Candles

Photo courtesy of David Beahm Experiences

Candlelight has the ability to change the mood of a room in an instant — with just the strike of a match, an ordinary space has instantaneous ambiance. So, it’s no surprise that votives, pillars and candelabras are a steadfast event decor staple. Ahead, some of our favorite incandescent inspiration.


Engage!16 Sea Island Dessert Party at the Beach Club

Photo courtesy of Genevieve de Manio Photography

Set during the luxury wedding summit, Engage, guests were welcomed to a dessert party via a path of twinkling pillar candles set in varying sizes of hurricane glass.

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Romantic Blush and Gold Wedding

Photo courtesy of Studio This Is

Bliss Weddings & Events executed this stunning romantic blush and gold wedding at the historic Racquet Club of Chicago. For the ceremony, the aisle was lined with clear and opaque glass candle holders of different shapes and sizes, while the focal point was a glowing, candlelit bookshelf.

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Breathtaking Corporate Event

Photo courtesy of David Beahm Experiences

The dynamic team from David Beahm Experiences used thousands of candles to decorate the staircase in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for an elegant corporate event.

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Warm and Golden Chicago Wedding

Photo courtesy of Venue One Chicago

For this wedding, Venue One Chicago — an all-inclusive event and meeting center in Chicago — was bathed in golden candlelight. Each of the long, communal tables were dressed with yellow and orange pillar candles. This celebration is a perfect example of how candles alone can create an effective and memorable tablescape that can transform an entire room.

Creative, Yet Elegant Wedding

Photo courtesy of KingenSmith

This creative yet elegant Ritz-Carlton Chicago wedding was captured by KingenSmith. A collaboration between Weddings Inc. and HMR Designs, this celebration incorporated hundreds of candles on the floor to create a completely unique effect, while the aisle was lined with candelabras and containers of various shapes, sizes and heights.

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Incandescent Reception Decor

Photo courtesy of Furla Studio

Yanni Design Studio is beloved for executing stunning decor, as seen in this elegant wedding reception featuring lavishing floral and candle displays comprised of various forms of votives in all shapes and sizes.

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Red, Gold and Gorgeous Wedding

Photo courtesy of Jai Girard Photography

Simply Perfect by Melissa and HMR Designs teamed up for this gorgeous red and gold wedding at the University Club of Chicago. The entire space was bathed in candlelight, ranging from a wall of shelving filled with flickering votives to the fireplace mantel to the elaborate tablescapes.

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