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L&L Decoration Guide: Paper Lantern Chandelier Ideas

Paper lanterns are a great choice for event lighting as they are lightweight (which means they can be hung in tents, or from any overhead structure) and soft, gentle light fixtures that create an enchanting setting. They can also be used at home. Here are a few quick and simple ideas on how to create your own paper lantern chandelier:

Paper Lantern Chandeliers

paper lantern chandelier

A paper lanterns arranged at different heights to create a chandelier (and only one light hangs down in the middle of the lanterns).

Experiment with different colors and different sizes of lanterns – try two colors like white and pink or white and blue.

Want to create a unique look? Then get some fabric dye, a bucket, and dip dye those paper lanterns. Here is a tutorial on how to do them with lamps shades, which can be adapted to paper lanterns.

Try arranging the lanterns at various heights to give a more dynamic look.

You can either put a light in each lantern, or an easier way is to have one bright light hang down in the middle of the paper lantern chandelier, which will create a nice soft glow in all of the lanterns.

image credits: Christine Lee, Tracy Hunter

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Enchanting Wedding Candle Centerpieces – Ideas Collection

Wedding Candle Centerpiece Ideas

When it comes to wedding centerpieces, candles are the go to choice. With their soft glow and flickering light, they create a poetic and romantic setting. Below we’ll go over the range of ideas for wedding candle centerpieces – from floating arrangements to flameless.

Color Coordinating Candle Centerpieces For a Wedding Reception:  You can tailor the color of the candle centerpieces to the theme of the wedding, if you have one planned. For example if you are planning on using purple wedding lighting around the venue, then purple candles will tie the table decor in with the surrounding theme. White is usually the go to candle color for traditional wedding styles. Don’t forget, along with color choices, there are also scented and soy based candles to choose from.

Decoration Accessories

There are a whole host of items that can be used to create wedding centerpiece arrangements:

  • Feathers
  • Candle and flower wedding centerpieces
  • Polished stones and rocks
  • Decorative ornaments
  • Wooden or stone trays to hold everything together
  • Decorative candle stands/holders
  • Fabrics can be used to wrap around glass candle holders
  • Jars such as Mason jars can act as candle holders
A candle and flower centerpiece arrangement

A candle and flower centerpiece arrangement

Floating Candle Centerpieces

A wooden, stone or glass bowl or vase can be filled with water and have candles floating in them. Flowers can also be added to float around the candle and/or decorative rocks can fill the base. Food coloring can dye the water to a certain color creating more decorative wedding reception candle centerpieces.

Floating Candles Wedding

Floating candle centerpiece using flowers

Personalized Candles

It is relatively simple and inexpensive to have custom made candles created. An elegant idea would be to have candles engraved with a monogram – the first letters of the bride and groom. This can tie into any wedding monogram lighting that you might have planned. There is also the alternative of just having the candle holders personalized – the monogram can be printed onto glass candle holders or engraved onto wooden ones.

Lanterns

Lanterns are ideal for outdoor wedding lighting ideas as they will protect the candles from the wind. There are a number of styles to choose from – from the classical Victorian, wrought iron lanterns, to more exotic and decorative Moroccan lanterns.

Alternatives to Candles

 A few alternative ideas for flame based centerpieces include:

  • tabletop tiki torches
  • fire bowls/urns

If you are having the wedding outdoors, tiki torches or fire bowls can be fueled with citronella oil, which will work as a natural and organic insect repellent.

Crafts and DIY

If you feel like going a step further and create your own DIY wedding lights, here a few resources/tutorials:

Our article on beach wedding centerpieces includes a number of wedding candle centerpiece ideas. Such as using items found on the beach to create the centerpieces – driftwood logs can be crafted into candle holders, or pebbles and shells on the beach can be scattered on the table around the candles.

Below are a number of photos for inspiration on creating candle centerpieces for wedding tables, enjoy:

Wedding Centerpiece

A floral and candlelit centerpiece display

Candle Centerpiece

An example of a decorative candle holder

More wedding lighting ideas:

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