For a formal evening wedding reception, glass individual candlesticks in a variety of heights and designs filled with taper candles create a simple and dramatic effect. The taller the candles, the higher level of elegance are exhibited. 18 inch or 24 inch taper candles are long burning and have the added benefit of the flame being above the heads of those seated at the table. This creates a dramatic halo effect. This as a centerpiece is enough, however, low bowls of flowers, or even just rose petals scattered around the base of the glass candlesticks can add to the drama.