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Candles are the new flowers

Recently, candles have become a popular transformative feature at events. From weddings, parties to intimate dinners, candles are now considered an essential item to add the charming and elegant touch to any celebration. In South Africa, the story is similar. Handcrafted candles are now replacing the traditional flowers. 

Candles crafted locally in South Africa are not just a source of light, but also a piece of art that can set the mood for any occasion. Candles have become increasingly popular as an item of decor, particularly at events and as gifts. They are versatile and can be customised to match any theme or style.

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Handcrafted candles have become a new trend in the market.

Unlike mass-produced candles, handcrafted candles are unique and made with care and attention to detail. South Africa is known for its diverse cultural heritage, and this reflects in the shapes, colours, and scents of locally crafted candles. There are many benefits of choosing candles over flowers as a decorative element, particularly at an event.



Candles offer a level of versatility that is difficult to match with flowers. They can be combined with flowers to create unique centrepieces or used on their own to add a touch of elegance to a room.



Candles can evoke feelings of nostalgia and traditional elegance, creating a classic and timeless decor style that will never go out of fashion. They add a historic and traditional touch, reminding people of bygone times and adding to the overall ambiance of the event.


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Candles add a warm and cosy glow to any event space, creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere that flowers cannot replicate. They are perfect to use during evening and night-time events, making them ideal for dinner parties, weddings, and other celebrations.



Candles are durable and can last for an extended period, making them an excellent choice over flowers. Flowers wilt, and their beauty fades within a few days after an event. On the other hand, candles can last for weeks, if not months, and can be reused. Candles are practical items that can be used after the event as a home decor item. 



Handcrafted candles in South Africa come in a range of delightful scents infused with essential oils that can make an event more memorable. Aside from adding a sensory experience, candles' fragrances can also provide therapeutic benefits. 

Candles can be scented with an array of fragrances, allowing you to create a multi-sensory experience that goes beyond flowers' visual appeal. For example, lavender or vanilla candles can add a soothing and calming effect, whereas citrus or peppermint can help invigorate and energise guests.



Compared to flowers, which can be costly, candles are more affordable and can be used in many different event settings. Candles can be a cost-effective way to add an extra layer of decoration to any event, making them an excellent choice for those on a budget.



Handmade candles are eco-friendly and contribute to sustainability efforts. They are created using natural or organic ingredients, providing an alternative to traditional paraffin-based candles that come from non-renewable sources. They are biodegradable and produce minimal waste, making them a more environmentally-friendly choice over traditional flowers. 

Candles have become the new flowers, and for good reason. Handcrafted candles offer variety benefits including aromatic-scents, cost-effective, eco-friendly and versatile, making them an ideal choice over flowers for events. They add a touch of elegance, warmth, and familiarity to an event, leaving guests with lasting memories. 


Our range also includes round and square dinner candles 

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