Okay, I'm just going to say it - candlelight is a must at any wedding-related event. It is the key to creating a successful decor as it ties all the pieces together. Plus, it is a well-known fact that people have more fun when dancing in a dimly lit room. And while I'm all about having fun at a wedding, and all kinds of parties for that matter, there's another great benefit of candlelight that I'm more into - the look it gives to the ambiance.
An open flame looks absolutely gorgeous both live and on film. All those flickering flames that taper candles project are universally flattering, which is why candles are a must-have if you want to have a dreamy wedding reception. But how do you tie together all those little decor pieces for an awe-inspiring look? Worry not, keep reading to see exactly what am I talking about and start planning the design combos of your dreams.
Sometimes, 'more is more'. You can freely exaggerate with the usage of candles if that's your ideal wedding decor. You can use taper candles in groupings on the guest tables and also use them in the hanging light fixtures. Think a group consisting of a gold candlestick, a white taper candle and a couple of votive candles around it. Combine it with a lush garland of greenery and fruit accents. You can not go wrong with this eternally classic combination.
Furthermore, if you're thinking about having your wedding reception in a tent in a dark field, it is a smart idea to illuminate the outside area of the space. And if you should add light anyway, why not make it look pretty, right? For that very reason, I suggest adding lots of candles in glass vases if you want to add some magic. Plus, your guests will have to find their table and seating arrangements, so just go ahead and make it easy for them to do so. Add candles in front of the escort card display to help them find their way, while at the same time also creating a pretty focal point.
I can't really decide if candle-lined staircases are usually done just for show or are an absolute necessity. I can't deny that it is a smart idea to light up the tricky areas (like the staircases) after the sun has set, but just imagine a set-up that dreamy - I bet you'll be tempted to say "I do" over there, too. And while I absolutely adore greenery-covered railings, it's really the candles that transform a staircase. Plus, this setup makes for the perfect bridal portraits - you're welcome.