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

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Simple beautiful candle decor from HGTV

Candle Decor, Wedbook, http://weddbook.com/media/893758/wedding-decor

Make a statement with a table full of candles, Wedbook

Candlelit Ceremony, United With Love http://www.unitedwithlove.com/2011/11/17/inspiration-candles-as-wedding-decor/#/

Aisle lined with candles, United With Love

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

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

Lantern Decor

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

Moroccan lanterns line the table, vi.sualize.us

Moroccan lanterns line the table, vi.sualize.us

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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

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Dramatic hanging lantern display, Photo from The Twist Band Blog

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Lantern walkway via Ultrapom 

Lantern ceremony aisle, brides.com

Lantern ceremony aisle, brides.com

Bonus!  Chinese and Paper Lanterns:

Paper lantern centerpiece, trendsettingwedding.com

Paper lantern centerpiece, trendsettingwedding.com

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

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Chinese lantern ceremony, Photo by Charlotte Geary 

Paper lanterns reception decor, weddingwire.com

Paper lanterns reception decor, weddingwire.com

Elegant white lanterns, cupcakesoncommand.blogspot.com

Elegant white lanterns, cupcakesoncommand.blogspot.com

Questions?  Email me anytime –  thebrightoccasions@gmail.com –www.brightoccasions.com