We continually receive the brief “lots of candles please” and it is no surprise why. Nothing evokes romance like the radiance of a candle. While they illuminate the space creating a warm, welcoming glow for your wedding day, they are also a cost-effective styling solution to any design. From a statement candelabra or subtle tealight candle cluster; Southern Lights Candle Co have everything you need. The Australian candle supplier has been around for over 20 years and as leading suppliers in the industry, we wanted to share with you a little insight into their successful brand and hear their thoughts on what is coming next for wedding candles.
The Beginning of Southern Lights Candle Co
Southern Lights Candle Co started over 20 years ago with a focus on hand rolled bee’s wax candles. In more recent years we have evolved to focus on developing high quality candles in a wide range of colours and fragrances to allow our customers to personalise their space with colour and scent.
We recently chatted with the lovely Marketing Manager; Rebecca over at Southern Lights Candle Co and here is what she had to say …
What is your most popular piece that you sell?
Our most popular items are our Dinner and Taper Candles, they are the hottest look for styling wedding reception tables and for use in home décor. Many of our clients enjoy planning small dinner parties and entertaining at home, especially during these current co-vid times. Our Dinner and Taper candles are available in over 36 colours, so there is a colour and style to match every home, event or occasion.
What do you think will be the upcoming candle trend of Spring Weddings 2020 and 2021?
In 2020/21 weddings we expect to see coloured Dinner Candles, on masse, down the centre of long tables with tall Glass Cylinder Sleeves to contain and reflect the flame. This look is very sumptuous and romantic and is a great choice when florals are in shorter supply. Also, sculptural shaped candles, like Cone, Ball and Pillar candles combined in curated clusters are a new look we are seeing emerge in both Wedding & Event Styling and Home Decor.
Colour wise we see the trend towards warm, natural terracotta and earth tones such as Latte, Baked Clay, Peach, Gold (warm yellow) and Chocolate. And soft, barely-there, muted shades of Silver Grey, Stone, Ivory and Nude. Our new Heirloom Colour Collection launching in Spring 2020 will expand on this current trend towards a sophisticated, muted colour palette with shades of pale dusty pinks, warm toffee tones, dusty French blues and pale eucalypt green.
We are also watching an emerging colour trend for Spring 2021, with the combination of brighter pinks with orange, peach and yellows. These bright and bubbly colours create a joyful atmosphere and a feeling of celebration in your space.
How do you make the candles?
We have several candle ranges that are manufactured differently. We create hand poured, scented soy jar candles in our Brisbane based Studio. These are made to order by our Candle Artisan and make perfect gifts, corporate gifts, or wedding favours. She has years of experience and many, many hours of testing different soy waxes, fragrance throw, wick size and candle burn times to ensure that our custom candles look, smell, and burn beautifully.
Our Moreton Eco all-natural candle range are handcrafted in our Certified World Fair Trade Organization workshop in Indonesia, which is dedicated to delivering positive social impact through its candle production. Every candle made in this workshop, means more hands at work, more local jobs, and a happy village. All natural, handmade and fair trade, these premium quality candles are available in over 36 colours with more new colours on the way.
Our Event Candle Range is the perfect choice for large events where candlelight is required on-masse and on budget. In a range of shapes and sizes from tealights and floating candles to 30cm tall pillars, the affordable Event range will help create a romantic, elegant event.
Are there any upcoming candles in the making that you are excited about?
Yes, our new Heirloom Colour Collection from our Moreton Eco Range that I mentioned earlier is launching in Spring this year will be available in many of our current candle shapes. We cannot wait to share these new colours with our clients, they are gorgeous! The colours in this new collection will beautifully compliment the current wedding flower trends towards dried florals, Phalaenopsis Orchids, Anthuriums, Quicksand Roses, Toffee Roses and Cappuccino Roses.
We are also working on developing some new shapes and textures in Dinner and Pillar Candles, but that's top-secret stuff at the moment. You will have to stay tuned for that!
Candles for the home – What do you recommend?
A cluster of wide 7cm Pillar Candles are a classic look that suit decor styles from traditional to boho. These look great on a sideboard or coffee table. We also love mixing sculptural candle shapes like Ball Candles with Cone and Pillar Candles to create a curated display for your entryway, mantlepiece or hall table. And you simply cannot beat Dinner Candles on your dining table for dinner parties or intimate dinners for two. They are elegant, timeless, and atmospheric. Finally, choose candle colours that complement and enhance your decor and burn them often.
It was a joy to catch up with the team at Southern Lights Candle Co and we can’t wait to see what you use for your next celebration.
As for us, we are wedding, and event stylists and planners located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney creating extraordinary celebrations here there and anywhere in New South Wales.
If you are looking to create the perfect wedding or event, Honey Lane can help you bring it to life with all of the up to date trends and careful advice on the right suppliers for you to partner with. As Sydney wedding planners and stylists, we are on hand to help.
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