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Candles can create a mood almost instantly. If you don't believe me, go watch every R&B video from the '90s.  Color Me Badd aside, here are some beautiful ideas for different ways to incorporate candles into your theme. Whether woodsy (above) or elegant (below), a little glow goes a long way.

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Looking for ways to really "up" the light quotient from your votives? Use holders with patterned glass or set them next to metallic details.

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A practical tip: Pair pillar candles with even taller glass holders. Just in case. Unless, of course, your single bridesmaids might like a visit from the local fire department...

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I love the modern simplicity of candles paired with white tablecloths and simple plants (above). This looks refined and streamlined, without being too minimalist.

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Need to make your decor budget stretch as much as possible? Use candles to illuminate interesting areas in your venues, such as fireplaces and window sills.  A few small candles can have a big impact (above).

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Even in small places, vary the height of your candle holders to create even more sparkle!

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Are you a DIY'er? Then these fantastic yarn-wrapped votives are for you!  They cast fun shadows and give a cozy light for any winter wedding.

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If you have never in your life said, "Less is more," then this idea (above) is ideal for your wedding. Absolutely cover an entry table with candles for a dramatic start to your evening reception.

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Pair candles with other items you love from your theme, such as lanterns, plants, arrangements, or even books (above).

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Glass lanterns

Cake table

Place setting

Ballroom

Simple tables

Fireplace

Cake table with pink and gold

DIY votives

Covered in candles

Literary accents