It’s no surprise, I love using candles and lanterns for wedding decor and have written about this subject in the past. They not only function as lighting elements, candles and lanterns are beautiful for centerpieces, as apart of the ceremony backdrop and aisle. In addition, candles and lanterns are also a great way to add additional lighting for outside weddings and set a romantic tone to indoor receptions. Use candles and lanterns on their own or combined with you floral decor. Below are some great ideas to use for your next wedding or special event!

Candle Decor


Simple beautiful candle decor from HGTV

Candle Decor, Wedbook,

Make a statement with a table full of candles, Wedbook

Candlelit Ceremony, United With Love

Aisle lined with candles, United With Love


Add tall candles to low floral arrangements.  Photo by Kate Fine Art, Flowers and Candles Centerpiece by Edge Floral, Bright Occasions – Real Wedding


Add pillar candles to a wedding tablescape, Photo by Charlotte Geary

Lantern Decor


Lantern and floral centerpiece, Photo by Kate Fine Art, Lantern Centerpiece by DaVinci’s, Bright Occasions – Real Wedding

Moroccan lanterns line the table,

Moroccan lanterns line the table,

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Trio centerpiece with one lantern and two small arrangements, Photo by The Happy Couple, Flowers by Dunkirk Florists,  Bright Occasions – Real Wedding


Dramatic hanging lantern display, Photo from The Twist Band Blog


Lantern walkway via Ultrapom 

Lantern ceremony aisle,

Lantern ceremony aisle,

Bonus!  Chinese and Paper Lanterns:

Paper lantern centerpiece,

Paper lantern centerpiece, 0047

Hanging Chinese lanterns, Photo by Modern Life Portraits, Hanging Lanterns by Capital Party Rentals, Bright Occasions – Real Wedding


Chinese lantern ceremony, Photo by Charlotte Geary 

Paper lanterns reception decor,

Paper lanterns reception decor,

Elegant white lanterns,

Elegant white lanterns,

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