Entertaining & Decorating
In celebration of Creative Romance Month, we’re highlighting one of the most creative and romantic styled shoots of 2016, featuring our candles. Lisa Poggi and Gianluca Gasperoni headed to the dreamy resort of Casadamare on the stunning island of Zanzibar for this elegant winter wedding. The Italian-based team decided to venture out of their home country to the African island to create an intimate, ethereal ceremony.
The lovely couple exchanged vows surrounded by our thin white taper candles on the beach. The warm glow of candlelight on the beach provided a truly picturesque backdrop for the ceremony.
For the reception, the design team added some island vibes as a creative way to change up the aesthetic. After spending several days on the island, the team found themselves inspired by the color palette of their surroundings. Specifically, they found that the true colors of Zanzibar are the desaturated ones: greens that almost fade into grey, blues that are mixable with the yellows of the sand and browns that permeate the landscape.
Our pillar candles in varying heights and votive candles maintained the romantic look and feel for the reception. The table was adorned with lush greens, colorful florals, linens and dinnerware that spoke to the native culture of the island.
Click here to view the entire shoot.
Photographer: Lisa Poggi & Gianluca Gasperoni / Location: Casadamare Zanzibar / Design & Florals: Tommaso of La Rosa Canina Firenze / Planning & Production: Carolina of Tuscan Dream / Stationery: LetterInk / Plaids & Throws: LanificioB / Candles: Creative Candles / Wedding Dresses: Alessia Baldi / Jewelry: Sandra Castelletti / Models: Aleksandra Gelli & Federico Saggio
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so why not treat your sweetheart to a romantic candlelit dinner? Local chef Mary Berg of Delish! Catering and stylist Chadwick Brooks of Walter & Ferris teamed up on KC Live to teach viewers how to bake a flourless chocolate torte and style a romantic Valentine’s dinner table.
For your tablescape, Brooks recommends combining modern and vintage looks. Bright white dishes paired with red linen napkins will provide excellent contrast and a romantic feel. Brooks also included some fun, whimsical Valentines from Hallmark to the place settings just to add a little something extra.
A pair of taper candles is a classic way to dress up your dinner table. Brooks recommends Creative Candles for our wide range of colors, specifically our shades of red. The candles that were featured in the segment are a pair of 12” tapers in Red.
Red roses are another traditional choice for your Valentine’s tablescape. When you purchase your roses, keep in mind that the price varies by stem length and color. The longer the stem and the deeper the red of the rose, the more expensive they’ll likely be.
Shop our Valentine’s Collection here.
To view the entire KC Live segment, click here.
Labor Day is right around the corner, which will mark the unofficial end of summer. Whether you’re planning one last summer bash for a large crowd, or a small shindig with a few close friends, use your decor to create an atmosphere of patriotism, elegance and classic American charm.
A colorful variety of votives, tapers and ball candles will light up any outdoor occasion on Labor Day weekend. Coupled with red, white and blue linens, these festive decorations are sure to make your last summer celebration unforgettable. This tablescape, designed by Randy Neal, illustrates how to showcase red, white and blue without being too over-the-top. Randy Neal’s expertise in floral arrangements pairs perfectly with our candle display for this elegant table setting.
When it comes to beverages, impress your guests by serving a signature drink like this refreshing strawberry and peach rosé sangria from What’s Gaby Cooking. The reddish hue of the drink will pair stunningly with a tablescape of blue and white. Garnish with fresh basil and serve in mason jars to generate a true Americana feel.
Regardless of the size of your summer soireé, Creative Candles has precisely what you need to throw an exquisite Labor Day party to commemorate the end of Summer 2016. Shop our collections here.
When it comes to hosting a summer bash, the smallest details are often the most important. Seemingly minor details like silverware, glasses and candles help to create an extraordinary finished design. Here at Creative Candles, we always appreciate an impressively detailed tablescape, so when one of our most beloved designers, Eddie Ross, featured our natural beeswax tapers in an event, we had to share.
Eddie Ross is truly an expert when it comes to details. He consistently creates gorgeous and immaculate designs, and his summer soirees are no exception. His colorful and eclectic style is apparent in every one of his recent tablescapes and designs.
For a recent book signing in Macon, Georgia, Ross created a magical tablescape by mixing the host’s beautiful dinnerware with his own for his signature “modern mix” look. By combining dishes in various blue tones with bright yellow roses and our 12’’ natural beeswax tapers, the final product was whimsical and even reminiscent of a scene from Alice in Wonderland.
Get inspired by Eddie Ross and his colorful tablescape for your next summer get-together. Shop our natural beeswax collection here.
Designer Randy Neal has been creating phenomenal tablescapes and floral arrangements for the Kansas City area since 2012. His creativity and innovation is endless for events and special occasions of all shapes and sizes - every floral design is personalized to match any kind of aesthetic! We adore his work, especially how he can incorporate Creative Candles into every epic tablescape and decor! We’ve pulled together some inspirational photos from the shoot we did with Randy for the 2015 holiday season. Enjoy!
Modern GlamourOur Inspiration:
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This glamorous tablescape features a black candelabra centerpiece with our gorgeous green metallic tapers! The crystal Christmas trees and black placemats give a taste of modern elegance to this tablescape - perfect for trendsetters and glamorous hosts / hostesses!
Traditional TouchesOur Inspiration:Get the Look
If you prefer a more traditional take on holiday design, see what Kansas City Designer Randy Neal has created! Revisit your cherished childhood memories of building snowmen in your backyards with this adorable snowman statue. A white candelabra housing our red metallic tapers adds a touch of sparkle and warmth for present day style.
Saturated Holiday Hues!Our Inspiration:Get the Look
Sometimes you have to go all out and embrace the vibrant hues of the holiday season! Rich in color, this gorgeously designed room features a black candelabra and silver metallic taper candles. The juxtaposition between the lavish red ribbons and ornaments, and the monochrome scheme of the candles and candleholder adds balance and upholds stunning visual interest!
No matter what your style and no matter what you celebrate, Creative Candles has the perfect candle for your occasion and aesthetic!
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Cobwebs and candles and pumpkins, oh my! Halloween is just around the corner and we know that you have been planning your home decor since products hit the stores! From costumes to treats and spooky decor, Halloween is a great time of year to get creepily creative. We have the perfect indoor Halloween decor sure to spook and mystify your guests, including chic tablescapes for a spooky dinner party, tasty treats with a Halloween twist and eye catching whimsical centerpieces!
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This centerpiece created by Designer Randy Neal is absolutely stunning and truly sets the mood for a whimsical Halloween look! Adorable skeleton and witch figurines paired with Halloween colored candles truly draws everyone's eye to this centerpiece. The key to getting this look is to not be shy. When it comes to decorating this tablescape the more the merrier!TablescapeOur Inspiration:
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We are head over heels for this simply chic black and green tablescape inspiration. If you want to go for a clean, sleek Halloween look for your Halloween party, picking three colors such as black green and white will help you to create a musical ambiance. Create a sophisticated, spooky, skeleton candle holder by placing decorative skulls around a glass votive! For an added touch of pizzazz, add black faux flowers and a bright colored pillar candle!
Let’s face it, when Halloween comes around we can’t say no to treats! Create these delicious cupcakes that taste just as good as they look. As soon as you set these adorably spooky cupcakes on the table they will be snatched up by your little goblins!
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These Halloween treats are incredibly easy to make. The key is having a little patience when it comes to frosting! Learn how to make this spooky frosting design Here. When it comes to Halloween, presentation is everything. Placing your treats on antique style plates and topping with a Halloween green celebration candle makes for the perfect finishing touch!
Creative Candles wants to help you decorate for Halloween.
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