Hello everyone! Firstly, I should introduce myself. I’m Laura, the newest member of the Candles.co.uk team (you can read a bit more about me and my role on the ‘about us’ section of the website if you’re interested). For my first post on the blog, I wanted to talk about a topic that I can personally relate to.
Like many other people, I was bang smack in the middle of planning my 2020 wedding when the global COVID-19 crisis hit [facepalm]. Although we are still far from getting over this terrible pandemic, I count myself lucky when it comes to planning my big day as I had always intended to have a winter wedding, which is currently booked to take place in November. I still don’t know if it’s going to go ahead, but I’m ploughing on with the planning process anyway (I wish I could say the same about my wedding diet). I realise that weddings are one of the least important topics right now, but I know that it doesn’t stop it from being a tough time for fellow brides-to-be.
Although I haven’t had to postpone my wedding, I know quite a few people who have. I had four weddings to attend over the summer and the ones that have been rescheduled now fall into the winter months. Any fellow brides will know how important themes and colour schemes are when it comes to planning your big day, and if you’re now having a winter ceremony instead, this has probably changed some of your decor plans, so I thought it might be useful to share some of my ideas if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration.
Summer weddings are fantastic, and I realise that I will be biased, but I do love a winter wedding. The thought of having my closest friends and family all together in a lovely, warm venue when it’s cold and frosty outside is my idea of a perfect day. My venue already has fire pits outside and a lovely big fireplace in the ceremony room, but I’ve also decided to incorporate lots of candles into my decor to help create that cosy ambience. Check out this Pinterest board that I’ve put together with some of my favourite ideas for a winter-themed wedding:
As you can see, church candles, pillar candles, and dining candles are what I’m planning on incorporating into my wedding decor. My colour scheme is burgundy, navy and gold, so I’ll be having all three of these colours in the form of the candles mentioned above. I’m also pretty excited about being able to take them home and use them around my house, as I know a lot of wedding decor only gets used once! Don’t forget that if you’re buying in bulk you should take a look at the wholesale page to get the best deal.
Last but not certainly not least, you can’t forget about your bridesmaids and mother of the bride gifts! I’ve fallen in love with the Urban Botanics collection by Stoneglow. Not only are these candles and diffusers super stylish, but they also smell divine. I thought these would make good presents for my three bridesmaids (and bridesman!), as it’s a little bit different from your traditional gift. Alternatively, the ‘Thanks a million’ gin & tonic candle, and the ‘Wonderful Mum’ peach bellini candle by Shearer would also make excellent gifts.
I hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions about what candles to use in your wedding planning, or perhaps you’re just a fellow bride-to-be who wants a chat, feel free to get in touch via our social media, or email email@example.com.
P.S Keep an eye on our social media channels as we’re planning on launching a little competition for brides-to-be soon!