One of the most exciting ways of making a venue unique is to use candles on a lake or a pond. You get wonderful reflections in the water and I have seen them at outdoor wedding receptions where they make a wonderful addition to the atmosphere.
There are three ways of doing this:-
1. Buy pond candles online. These are especially large floating candles made especially for use on water.
2. Make your own! You will need
a. A mould. Use tin foil cake tins, or a small metal bowl
b. A cooking thermometer
c. Double saucepan or metal bowl over a saucepan of wagter
d. About 200 gramms wax and stearin mix, or 180gms of paraffin wax with 20gms of stearin added.
e. Wick, the size will depend on the width of the mold you are using but I would suggest about 60mm or 2.5″.
a. Heat the wax to 180F in your double boiler or metal bowl over water.
b. Take a length of wick and dip it in the wick, take it out and pull it straight.
This is called ‘priming’ the wick and will ensure that it is ready waxed and stiff.
c. Pour about 10mm or 1/4″ of wax in to the base of the mould. Wait until it is almost set then push one end of the wick down into the centre of the wax.
d. Place a stick of across the top of the mould (a chop stick is ideal), and fold the wick gently over it.
e. Pour in wax to the top of the mould at 180F.
f. When it is nearly set prick the surface to expose any air bubbles.
g. Top it up with hot wax at 180f.
h. When completely set take it out of the mould.
3. Float T lights in foil containers.
So light up your water and your event!
The easiest, quickest way to fill your room with wonderful fragrance. Basically they work like scented candles without a wick! They melt fast in oil burners and the scent is diffused quicker then when using candles. You can vary the strength of the scent by the amount you choose to put in. Prettilly packaged they make a wonderful gift. This step by step guide will teach you how to make small white hearts. Ideal packed in a small box for organza bag for wedding favours!
So you will need:-
1. A rubber heart ice mould ( bun tins work well also).
2. A cooking thermometer
3. A double saucepan or bowl over a saucepan to melt the wax in.
4. A metal jug to pour in the wax.
5. Wax and stearin mix (put in 10% extra stearin if you want them extra white).
6. Candle perfume.
Making the Wax Melts
1.Melt about 200 gms of of wax and stearin mix in a double saucepan or in a metal bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Heat to 180F.
2. Add a few drops of camdle perfume.Stir gently.
2. Ladel the moten waxwax from into your jug.
3. Fill the wax hearts.
4. Wait for them to set, and then simply pop them of of their mould.
About Wax Melts
Candle manufactures invented was melts, also known as wax tarts. Place them in oil burners light a 4-5 hour Tea light and their perfume will quickly infuse your room. They are very safe to use and safer than using oil and water in a wax burner.
Make wax melts from your left over scented candle ends. I am shortly going to write a blog about how to easily remove old wax from scented candle glasses – such a shame to throw that wonderfully scented wax away!
Flares and bamboo torches are perfect for those special outdoor summer occassions. Why not decorate our garden torches with roses to lighten up the
paths to your wedding venue?
We sell replacement wicks for the bamboo torches at £3.60 for a pack of two. The
are available in three heights, 65cm, 120cm and 140cm.
You fill the torches with lamp oil and they will burn will a bright flame for hours.
Use either plain lamp oil or our citronella scented lamp oil.
If you want colour try our trumpet flares which come with a wonderful choice of summer colours. They burn for approximately 5 hours, which is a long lasting time for a garden flare!
This is really easy, and economical! This shows a 60 x 40mm bulk buy candle, which work out at just 38p each, a gold applique wax ring which costs .65p and two sheets of water slide decal paper which will add £2,00 to the total, making a wonderful personalised wedding favour for only £1.23!! So- lets begin….
The first thing to do is to print out your labels using an ink jet printer and our decal paper.
For those of your who are not that computer literate open up Word. Then go to file and start a new document. Then click the mailing tab at the top, then the label icon. Choose the size of the label you need, how many rows and columns. Now type in your names and the wedding date in one label and centre it. Then all you have to do is copy and paste to fill out the entire sheet.
Once printed spray the sheet with any matt varnish. We do not sell this but you can buy it in any craft shops. I buy mine from Amazon and it costs around £4.00 a can. Wait until the varnish is dry (the purpose of the varnish is to prevent the ink smudging). Then soak the label in a bowl of water for a few minutes. Take it out of the bowl and gently slide it off its backing onto the candle. Smooth out any bubbles or creases gently with a soft cloth or tissue.
Ok, that is it apart from gently taking a gold ring wax applique from its backing and pressing it firmly onto the candle. They will look really prettyon your weddking tables either on your own, or you can put them in a small organza bag.
One last point! Of course you do not have to use the smallest candle, any size will do. Also the same technique looks great as a wedding table centerpiece!
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For many brides to be the coming weeks are the time to organise important finishing touches for the big day. A spring or summer wedding offers a perfect opportunity to create both a breathtaking indoor and outdoor setting for guests. Creating the perfect atmosphere for the transition through day to dusk can easily be achieved with the use of subtle candlelight, with candles providing a decorative talking point too.
The possibilities for displays are endless, limited only by your imagination.
The use of candles throughout the venue delivers a perfect way of enhancing the
ambience and style of a wedding setting, but also allows the creation of those little touches which leave a lasting impression.
Whatever you choose, sets of white pillar candles, floating candles in bowls, or T lights
take advantage of our BULK DISCOUNT CANDLE sections where you can buy our
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Scented candles throughout the venue can complement the
fragrance of wedding flowers with intoxicating scent as the party flows in; floating candles amongst petals or confetti offer a simple yet effective alternative to the
more traditional table.
Lanterns, or hurricane lamps offer a timeless elegance to a table setting, and can be
filled with glass beads or other firesafe materials. Breathtaking effects can be created when combined with props, but be careful to place candles in/on suitable candle holders,
safety must always come first.
It’s always best to check in advance that your venue permits the use of lit flame
candles to save any possible disappointment on the day. All is not lost should this pose a
problem; fantastically realistic options are available in LED battery candles from
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For more ideas on how to create your dream setting with candles, why not head over
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We will be adding pages to this blog soon with more wedding hints on how to display floating candles, how to create beautiful candle centerpieces, how to make your own wedding
favours and much much more.