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9 November 2023 | 0 min read

Get your perfect autumn wedding candle ideas with Charles Farris

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Crisp orange-brown leaves gracefully covering the ground, an earthy scent filling the air: autumn is an enchanting season, and a perfect backdrop for your nuptials.

And what can elevate this scene further than the gentle flickering glow of a candle?

Synonymous with artisanal candle craftsmanship, Charles Farris invites you to see how candles can transform any wedding into an opulent affair.

The enchanting power of candles

There’s an inherent charm to candles that transcends time and tradition. For as long as we’ve gathered around fire, we’ve been captivated by its dance as well as its warmth. Today, candles represent a flame’s elegance, adding a touch of enchantment wherever they go.

For weddings, they take on a more profound significance, symbolising love, warmth, and eternal commitment. At the heart of any wedding lies the profound celebration of love, and what better way to symbolise this than with a candle?

Another virtue of a wedding candle is their adaptability in design. From classic and traditional to contemporary and scented, candles can be tailored to harmonise with your wedding’s theme.

Stately elegance of pillar candles

Pillar candles are a splendid choice for autumn weddings, their robust cylindrical shape exuding grandeur from every angle.

Available in a variety of sizes, pillar candles let you play with heights and create eye-catching focal points. Stood alone or grouped together, they add unmatched depth to your decor.

Then there’s the colour palette; pillar candles come in a wide array of rich autumn-inspired hues like deep burgundy, rustic orange, and earthy brown, all harmonising elegantly with your wedding’s autumn theme.

Known for their slow burn, pillar candles will continue to glow deep into the evening, offering warmth throughout.

Choosing the perfect candle scent

When planning your autumnal wedding, bringing in scented candles will evoke a deep sensory experience for everyone. A carefully chosen fragrance, when smelt, will bring everyone back to your special day for years after.

Autumn itself is a season that engages the senses, so when choosing your scented candle, consider your personal preferences, as well as those that resonate with the memories and emotions you want to evoke on your big day.

Fragrance pairing: Matching scents with the season

Just as wine pairs beautifully with certain food, scents can perfectly harmonise with the season’s ambience.

Contrasting scents – Pair opposing scents, such as the sweetness of honey with the tartness of cherry and citrus, as found in our Sweet Elixir scented candle. This creates a dynamic experience that captures the season’s true essence.

Complementary scents – Choose scents that share common notes, like the freshness of wild green fig and soft flora in our Redolent Fig scented candle. Let this symphony of scents unfold throughout the day and into the evening.

Above all, the scent of your candle should be subtle, and not overpowering. You want to enhance the day’s ambiance, not overwhelm it. With the right selection of scents and fragrance pairing, your autumnal wedding will not only be a visual feast for the eyes but for the nose, too.


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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