Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Wedding

The Unity Candle symbolizes the union of two individuals.

It took us a while to find the perfect Unity Candle, we looked at Hobby Lobby, Michael's, so many online sites and finally we stopped at David's Bridal and there it was, although it looked different when we first bought it.  Yes, I made a small change!!!  The candle was very pretty with the lace and bead work but the bride (and mother/wedding planner) didn't care for the bow hanging down so I added double hearts.  Are you starting to see a pattern emerging with the hearts?  The beautiful altar flowers were created by Bella Flora, they did an amazing job on the flowers, linens, centerpieces, etc.  I would definitely recommend them, they were so easy to work with.  For the tapers I used a set of candle holders I'd bought years ago (PartyLite) and after a good washing they sparkled, a truly BEAUTIFUL altar.  The ceremony and reception were held in the same historic building so the guests just walked across the hall for the reception in the Grand Ballroom.  The staff very quickly and efficiently took the Unity Candle/Flowers to the Bridal Table and we were able to use them as reception decorations too! ♥