6 stunning centrepieces for weddings featuring flickering candles

Date Posted:23 April 2021 

From chic organic tabletops to elegant, commanding tablescapes, we've gathered six of the most stunning on trend wedding candle centrepieces.


Image of candle centrepiece set at wedding

From chic organic tabletops to elegant, commanding tablescapes, the team from Southern Lights Candle Co has gathered inspiration and information on six of the most stunning wedding centrepieces currently on-trend and shows you how to effectively incorporate candles for ambience and awe.


1. Bohemian beauty

Whether you desire a celebration fit for a rustic barn or are wanting to incorporate boho style with refined décor, a bohemian themed centrepiece brings together elements of earth and elegance with both romance and charm.

This styling involves using a variety of vases with fresh florals, dried natives and greenery to create a naturally inspired foundation. Team with swathes of fabrics for a tangible, textured effect, either stylishly draped as a backdrop or as generously layered linens across tabletops.

To add candlelight, embellish with a combination of votives and pillar candles in varying heights to create interest and soft, dappled warmth. Use clear cylinder vases to encase pillars, allowing the flame to gently reflect the glow of candlelight for hours on end. Additionally, swap out neutral toned candles to match with your theme or highlight seasonal shades.

For longer tables, consider using tall, slim taper candles along the length to create a striking and dramatic look, varying the height and colour for interest. For smaller intimate tables, tealights are ideal for bringing attention to the delicate design of our glass votive holders and highlighting vintage themed accessories.


Barn wedding with tall candles

Long wedding tables with blush dinner candles


2. Organic

For a more organic feel and raw aesthetic, take styling cues direct from mother nature, learning how sometimes the simplest of arrangements, are the most eye-catching displays of all. With elements of fresh natural branches, textured greenery and palms, this style effortlessly blends with any floral theme. Intersperse single stemmed vases to highlight blooms with intricate style.

To bring a luminary glow to your table centrepiece, simply nest varying heights of pillar candles amongst the display. Team with pillar plate holders and glass votives to allow candlelight to shimmer for hours on end, enhancing the sensory organic experience.

Further envelop guests by elongating the centrepiece from tabletop to toes. Style pillar candles in our glass cylinder vases as they flow to the floor, extending the candlelight experience and relaxed atmosphere.

Alternatively, line long reception tables with a combination of pillar and tall taper candles and fresh green garlands for a fuss-free feel.


Long draped table runner with wedding candles and greenery


3. Classic

Whether you want to dress like Jacqui and party like Gatsby, a classically styled centrepiece will add notions of romance and old-fashioned fun to any reception scene.

Treat your traditional blooms like royalty by arranging them in an ornate vessel or classically shaped vase. Pair with textured glass votives and tall taper candles for subtle elegance.

Our centrepiece candle sets are ideal for this popular method of styling. Affordable and effective, simply choose your favourite shape and size to suit your unique theme.

Team with traditional glassware and classic crockery to complete this swoon-worthy eternal look.

Don’t confuse classic for boring. One of our favourite ways to make a traditional arrangement unique is by introducing a pop of colour in the form of a candle, coordinating with your theme and bringing a more glamourous look to an otherwise traditional display.

Soft muted tones convey nostalgia and charm whilst bright bold pops of colour can add a modern twist to your classic love story look. 


neutral wedding table decor with pale beige candles and classic flowers in vase


4. Spring Garden Party

From floral infused brights to dreamy pastel colour schemes, its simple to coordinate candles to create a joyful ambience, both indoors and out. A spring garden party theme lends itself to every scene from seasonally inspired indoor weddings to outdoor soirees alike.

Pair coloured tall taper or dinner candles with bright blooms to create radiant, vibrant displays that spark joy and delight. Coordinate with your colour theme or play with seasonal shades to create the perfect palette. Spring fling vibes encourage experimentation with different candle hues. Spice up your arrangement with over 44 colours available or incorporate an extra "something blue" with our range of blue toned candles.

Be inspired by natures backdrop and take your candle centrepieces outdoors. Our cylinder vases and glass sleeves encase and protect candlelight from the breeze for hours on end, captivating your guests from daylight to dusk, dancing and beyond. Indoors, a garden party theme inspires the senses and invokes a feeling of wanderlust.

Style dinner and taper candles atop delicate holders whilst scattering tealights and votives amongst blooms to subtly enhance their soft features and delicate perfume. 


pastel blue tall candles with spring florals on wedding table centrepiece


5. Vintage vibes

Old world charm and antique inspired arrangements create a harmonious atmosphere that sets the tone for a charismatic, cosy reception.

Layer candlelight to create visual interest, using a combination of taper, dinner and pillar candles for an authentic vintage look. Taller candles atop holders or candelabras are effective for implementing height whilst textured glass votives and scattered tealights will add dappled luster and draw attention to antique-inspired accessories and floral displays.

Go big with linens, draping and coordinating with table settings to add a sense of depth, luxe and comfort. Embrace the electric nature of this theme and don’t be afraid to mix and match.

We have an extensive range of black and white candles to support this classic styling, plus an extensive colour palette to coordinate with your theme, allowing you to create your very own distinctive vintage style. 


wedding table centrepiece with pillar candles

Vintage wedding table centrepiece with tall candles


6. Geometric glow

For a more modern style, experiment with shape and asymmetry on your reception tabletops. Bring sculptural interest to intimate centrepieces with clusters of cone, pillar, taper and ball candle shapes.

Allow these candles to take centre stage in your centrepiece, pairing with simple but effective styling accessories such as a sheath table runner or neutral-toned soft linens. A chic dried floral arrangement in a contrasting colour will elevate the look and add a sense of refined elegance.

To relax the look, pair with our tall taper candles in glass sleeves to soften designer lines and introduce a more luminary glow across the tablescape. For a simpler centrepiece, stick with single or tonal hue arrangements, weaving fresh garden finds amongst your favourite shaped candles.

Available in an array of colours, the styling options are endless. Use these unique shapes to create everything from a contemporary monochromatic display to an industrially inspired arrangement that will impress and enchant your guests.


cone and pillar shaped geometric table centrepiece


Adding candles to your centrepieces not only creates a soft, romantic atmosphere, it also makes guests feel warm and welcome, encouraging conversation and relaxation.

With all this inspiration, it’s time to find the information. Our website has every candle and accessory that we’ve highlighted, plus our ever-popular wedding centrepiece sets.

With over 44 colours to choose from across a variety of shapes and sizes, explore the extensive range of candles online and see just how easy and affordable it is to recreate these stunning, trending wedding centrepieces with Southern Lights Candle Co.