What unity candles should you use for rustic weddings? That’s what bride-to-be Madeline wanted to know with this recent Ask Emmaline question! She asks,
I’m having a fall rustic wedding and want to do a unity ceremony with candles. What kind of candles am I supposed to use and is there a certain candle set style for rustic weddings?
Unity Candle Sets for Rustic Weddings
Fantastic question! I love a unity candle ceremony — it’s a very sweet and memorable detail of the wedding ceremony. (We go more in-depth on unity ceremony ideas if you want more information on how it’s done.) If you are having a rustic wedding, you will absolutely want to tie in a more natural or earthy-inspired unity candle set. It will coordinate with your surrounding decor to create a cohesive, pulled-together look. Plus, after the wedding, you’ll have a keepsake candle set that you can use for anniversary dinners or dinner parties to come! Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?
What Kind of Candles to Use
A unity candle set contains three parts: one central pillar candle and two taper candles. All three candles have their own individual candle holders. For a rustic wedding, look for a candle holder set that is:
o made of wood
o has a distressed, weathered or “worn-in” look
You may also see unity candles that have a jute twine or burlap ribbon and/or wood monogram. These are great details to make your unity candle set more personalized.
Examples of Rustic Unity Candle Sets
Where to Buy Unity Candles
You can buy the unity candles shown here at Dazzling Expressions. You can also view other unity candle sets in The Marketplace.