11 Romantic Ways to Fill Your Wedding With Candlelight

Whether you're saying "I do" in a lush garden or modern loft, let there be light with these pretty candle décor ideas.
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Maggie Seaver
maggie seaver the knot wedding planning expert
Maggie Seaver
Wedding Planning Expert
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What's not to love about candles? They're beautiful, romantic, affordable, practical and symbolic—everything you're looking for to create the perfect ambience in your ceremony and reception spaces. From glass hurricanes and twinkling votives to homemade favors and hanging lanterns, here are 11 stunning ways to dress up your wedding venue with candlelight.

1. Light Your Escort Card Table

Candle décor ideas escord card table

From: A Romantic Desert Wedding in Tucson, Arizona

2. Suspend Whimsical Bubble Votives

Hanging candle decor ideas reception table
Lacie Hansen Photography

From: An Eclectic Wedding at Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York

3. Scatter Clusters of Hurricanes

Candle decor ideas wedding reception
One Love Photography

From: A Romantic, Garden-Inspired Wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California

4. Line Your Banquet Tables

Candle decor ideas wedding centerpieces
Love Life Images

From: A Modern, Elegant Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC

5. Lead Guests Inside

Candle decor ideas wedding receptioin
Julie Wilhite Photography

From: An Over-The-Top, Luxe Wedding at Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas

6. Offer DIY Candle Favors

Candle decor ideas DIY wedding favors
Love & Light Photographs

From: A Whimsical Autumn Wedding at Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut

7. Play With Various Heights

Candle decor ideas wedding reception
Watson Studios

From: A Modern, Bohemian Wedding at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California

8. Fill a Candelabra With Blooms

Candle decor ideas wedding centerpieces
True Photography

From: A Glamorous, Garden-Inspired Destination Wedding at Darlington House in La Jolla, California

9. Give Your Aisle Some Glow

Candle decor ideas wedding ceremony aisle
Lucas Botz Photography

From: A Romantic Loft Wedding at Aria in Minneapolis, Minnesota

10. Go Vintage With Glass Candlesticks

Candle decor ideas vintage wedding centerpieces
Yazy Jo

From: A Chic Vintage Wedding at Room 1520 in Chicago, Illinois

11. Hang Lanterns From Trees

Candle decor ideas outdoor wedding lanterns
Millie Holloman Photography

From: A Romantic Garden-Inspired Wedding at Bald Head Island Club in Bald Head Island, North Carolina

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