You already know you want a lot of candles at your ceremony, but you also don’t want to have them be just candles alone. How do you take the candlelit ceremony up a notch and add in flower décor to fit your wedding?
Candelabras and pewabras both are perfect for decorating. They can be adorned with something as simple as a pretty bow with long streamers that trail down to the ground or as elaborate as large floral sprays filled with flowers and greenery. Your budget will help determine more than anything else what you will be able to do to decorate your candle pieces. If you decide to go with ribbon décor only, be sure to find a ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide. Narrower ribbon tends to get lost in the overall look, so this is one place where the wider the ribbon is, the better it will look. Figure on a good 20 yards per candelabra or pewabra. This will give you a nice size bow with several long tails that fall to the ground. Again, a small, simple bow with short tails can get lost in the overall look of your décor. If you have a bit more in the budget, adding in greenery with your bows will also dress up the candle pieces well. Assorted flowing greenery such as ivies, springeri, and asparagus fern all flow nicely and will give you a full appearance for a good price. Working with your floral designer will help you to achieve a full look without going over your budget. Now, if you have a larger décor budget, floral pieces are another way to decorate these types of candle holders. They can be designed to fit the shape of your candelabras or be incorporated into a garland and wound around the pieces. Whichever way you go, you can request that the floral pieces be made so that they can be reused at your reception.
Last, you can decorate groupings of candles in various ways as well. Pillars in glass hurricane shades nestled in a bed of rose petals or a wreath of greenery would be very romantic lining the steps to the altar, arranged on either side of the aisle, along window ledges or even grouped on the altar table itself. And if you want to up it a bit, have your candles circled by a wreath of flowers. The wreaths and candles can do double duty as part of your centerpieces at your reception later on in your big day.
Don’t forget, you are not limited to using candles that are all white or ivory either. There are many beautiful colors, shapes and styles of candles available. Or for the do it yourself bride, you can decorate your plain candles using ribbons, buttons, glitter, pearls, gems, stones, leaves, and so much more.
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