The Candle Effect with Southern Lights Candle Co


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.