Amazing Wedding Centerpiece Ideas with Candles
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.
A simple a tall glass or crystal vase filled with tall arching tree branches adds height and drama to a table and to the reception room. When coupled with hanging votive candles, the atmosphere transforms into a romantic setting. Clear glass hanging votives typically have a wire attached to the top rim of the glass. These are then hung at staggered heights among the branches. Long-burning white votive candles will last long into the evening. For added sophistication, flowers in the same theme or color as the wedding may be added around the base of the glass vase for added luxuriousness and aroma.
For a pop of color, floating candles combined with flowers or fruit makes for a unique and dazzling centerpiece. Cylinder shaped clear glass holders that are similar in diameter to the floating candles insures the candle stays centered and brilliant at the top. Fill the glass container with water and simply submerge flowers, orchids do nicely, and top with the floating candle. The water helps reflect light and adds movement while magically suspending flowers. Another option is to use sliced citrus fruit, lemons, limes, oranges instead of flower petals for a more organic feel.
Old wine bottles or decorative vinegar bottles are a great vehicle for stunning wedding centerpieces with candles. Place clear or colored marbles in the base and fill with water and add taper candles to the neck of the bottle. Allow for 9-13, odd number groupings typically look better, per table. The height of the bottles provides drama and when clear glass bottles are used, they don’t interfere with conversation across the table.
There are many ways to incorporate candles into wedding centerpieces; the above wedding centerpiece ideas with candles can get you started in creating the perfect centerpiece to compliment your reception.