Wedding Candle Holders

We have some beautiful wedding candle holder sets which include a pillar holder and two taper holders. The holder for the unity candle can be used with a wedding candle up to 4″ in diameter. The two matching taper holders should be used with taper candles with the standard 7/8″ diameter base. These unity candle holder sets are elegant yet simple enough to fit with any wedding theme. We also have brass and silver plated candle holders that are a single piece but will hold a unity candle and two taper candles. We have an affordable brass plated holder which can be used as either a taper holder or a pillar holder.  This reversible candle holder can be used with a pillar candle up to 3″ in diameter or a standard taper candle.  We are currently offering a buy 2 get 1 free deal on these holders for a limited time.  Put three of these together and you have a very nice looking set of holders for your wedding candles. If you haven’t already purchased your unity candles we have a nice selection of pre-made ones as well as some that can be personalized.

WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011

wedding decoration brides choise awardHarrisburg, PA – January 26, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce U.S. Candle Company has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for candles and decor!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

U.S. Candle Company stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud U.S. Candle Company for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that U.S. Candle Company is among the very best in candles and decor within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

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Candles Used in WEtv’s My Fair Wedding

wedding candlesWe have candles featured in the WEtv’s series My Fair Wedding with David Tutera.   Our pillar candles along with some votive candles were used in the shooting of the “Spring Bride” episode which will be airing on Sunday, June 27 at 4pm | 3c, Thursday, July 1 at 2pm | 1c,  and Monday, July 19 at 11am | 10c.  David and his decorators did a great job using our candles to brighten up the wedding ceremony.  He also used the candles in the room where the reception was held… wow did it look amazing. Be sure to see this episode and get some ideas on how our candles can add elegance and beauty to your wedding day.

Butterfly Kisses Unity Candle Set

Brand new unity candle and matching taper set for weddings. This new set is original and unique. The butterflies on these wedding candles look like they could flutter away at any moment. Each candle has an elegant band around the base that really makes the set pop. The unity candle is 3″ x 9″ and the tapers are 10″ tall with a standard 7/8″ base. You can get this wedding candle set for only $39.00. The holders are sold separately.

Bridal Poem Candle Set

wedding poem taper setIn an earlier post about wedding ideas and bridal shower gifts we talked about a bridal poem that used taper candles to mark special events in a married couples life. Well, we figured that if we had listed a wedding poem that used candles and we make candles, maybe we should put a set of candles together to go with the poem. (I know, rocket science right) So we have just added a new taper candle set just to fit the bridal poem. The set only includes the taper candles so you will need some sort of basket and lace to make it pretty. If you want to gift some taper holders we have those too but they are sold separately. Let me know what you think. I think that this is a great idea for a wedding gift.

2009 Wedding Colors

soy candlesThe color trends for wedding decorations have been moving away from strictly white and ivory and more toward bold, vibrant colors. Some examples of these 2009 designer colors are hot pinks, bright oranges, tiffany blue, yellows, and purples. These fresh trendy colors help make the wedding atmosphere fun and bright. Use some modern accessories to give your wedding decor a classy touch. White and ivory decorations will always be part of wedding decorating but a splash of strategically placed color can have a really nice affect. The hardest part of adding these trendy colors to your wedding decor is not going overboard. You don’t want all the guests to need sunglasses just to find their tables. Of course if you are doing a tropical theme wedding then color is the order of the day. So there is occasion to have color as the bulk of the design, it’s your wedding do it your way. We have a very nice line of unscented candles available in these colors to help get the look you want. Start planning your wedding decorations with enough time to make sure you can get what you want, and remember to have fun.

Wedding Candle Ideas and Tips (part two)

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Scent or No Scent?

Don’t rule out scent at your wedding reception. Choose candles that have a fruit or food related fragrance, such as vanilla, chocolate, apples, or berries. Still think scent is not right for your wedding? Use unscented candles from our pillar, votive, floater, and taper lines.

The Perfect Color

Don’t stress if we don’t have your “perfect” color. The lights in reception rooms are usually dim. The color trends for this year are bold, exotic, and bright. Aqua, Hot pink, oranges, yellows and lime green are the colors for 2009! Don’t want to go too bold? Use these shades as a splash of color in your candle arrangements.

Destination wedding

Want a destination wedding, but guests can’t afford to travel? Make the destination your wedding theme. Use exotic, tropical colors in your wedding candles and accessories.

Pearls and Ribbons

Create candle designs that are truly your own and save cash at the same time! Craft Stores carry pearl pins that you can pin to your wedding candles, and attach a ribbon in your wedding colors.

Unique Tables

Not all of the table centerpieces need to be exactly alike. You can decorate with a set of 3 pillars on one table and on the next table have a bowl with floating candles. The use of reed diffusers as a centerpiece can add dimension that is visually and aesthetically stimulating.

Also, let those centerpieces do “double duty”. Designate someone to distribute them to special friends or relatives, or to hospitals, churches, or retirement homes when your event is over. You could use them as prizes given to winners of games played during the reception.

Varying heights

Use candles of different heights to make a statement. A mixed arrangement of pillar candles, of all different sizes make a spectacular look.

Finishing touches

Create your own table decorations for a one-of-a-kind wedding! Use stones, beaded garland, or dried flowers as a finishing touch to your centerpiece.

Favors and Gifts

Our candles are cost-effective, so consider purchasing one for each guest at your reception. Wrap them in tulle, or with raffia ribbon, and leave them at each person’s place setting.

If you are stumped when it comes to what to get your bridesmaids, consider the gift of candles! Personalize each candle with a photo of the happy couple, either alone or with that bridesmaid, or with the wedding date, invitation, or design of your choosing processed on each candle!

Honeymoon romance

One of the most romantic ways to begin your lives together is by the light of a candle. Toss a candle tin or some tealites into your suitcase! You will earn points with your partner!


Wedding Candle Ideas and Tips (part one)

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There are so many different things you can do with candles for your wedding. Whether you use candles as the main focal point in your centerpiece, or as accents on your tables, you can create a look that is unique and personal. Below are some tips and ideas on how to make your wedding easy, affordable, and a “day to remember”.

Light your candles prior to the event.

Lighting your candles prior to the wedding, will help them re-light easier and faster during the ceremony. Light the candle wick briefly, and then blow it out. Also, check the area around your candles. Test lighting will ensure that they will stay lit throughout the entire ceremony, and won’t be extinguished due to overhead fans or air ducts.

Outside Weddings

If you are planning an outside wedding, glass hurricanes or cylinders are a wonderful was to help keep your candles lit on a windy day.

Candle light Receptions

Use candles as a functional light source. Dim the room lights and light the candles to create a romantic look. Candles give you the most “bang for your buck”, and this can be an economical way to start your new life together.

Storing Candles

Store your candles in their boxes, and keep them away from direct sunlight so the color won’t fade. Store them at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze them, this will cause the wax to crack.

Unity Candles

Want a unity candle that is made just for you? We can personalize your candles by using your invitation, wedding date or a design of your choosing. Want to keep that candle forever? We can put a tealite in the top of it, so your candle will remain intact for years to come.

Memorial Candles

A great way to include a deceased loved one in your wedding ceremony is with a memorial candle ceremony. A personalized memorial candle can be a touching yet simple way to have that person participate in your ceremony. Place it next to your unity candles at the ceremony, or have it at the entrance of the church.

Dripless Candles Is There Such A Thing?

Dripless candles do they really exist? Typically the term dripless is attached to taper candles. We have all seen the old movies where the candle burning on the night stand has wax pouring down the sides and filling the candle holder. One thing to keep in mind is the term used for dripless candles is “drip-less” not “drip-proof”. There is always the chance that a liquid will drip, when you heat wax it becomes liquid. You can knock over a cup of water and it will go everywhere, while the job of the cup was to keep the water from “dripping” there was an element added which caused the cup to fail – your elbow. That being said there are a few things to keep in mind when shopping around for dripless candles;

1. They may still drip. If they were truly made to be a dripless candle then you should not have the problem in the scenario with the candle on the night stand. You may still get a small, occasional run.

2. You have SOME control on whether the “driplesscandle fails or not. Two major things you can do are make sure your candles are standing as straight as you can get them and try to keep them away from a constant draft. Do what you can to keep the candle flame centered, not heating oneside of the candle more than the other.

3. Buy candles made right here in the United States. Don’t get the cheap imports, there is a reason they are cheap.

Being the candle maker in the family I was in charge of setting up the candelabras in the church. It was not an easy task to get the taper candles to stand up straight, I think the candelabras had seen better days so that didn’t help any either.

That being said we make a dripless taper candle that we’ve been making for years and haven’t had any complaints yet about them dripping.