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We love candles at weddings. From burning brightly at the church to twinkling on the dinner table into the wee small hours, candle-light is sublime and truly romantic. Scotland is privileged to be home to Shearer Candles who have a proud 115 year heritage in making candles in Glasgow.
As the oldest producer of lifestyle candles in the UK, Shearer Candles are part of a long tradition of Scottish candle making.
This artisan approach to candle making still exists to this day. It takes the design team an average of six months from first sketch on the drawing board to lighting the finished wick; each candle has its own recipe (don’t you love that!), taking into account the reactions between shapes, waxes and scents.
From chandelier candles, scented candles, or filled votives, Shearer Candles take their inspiration from the colours, forms and fragrances found in the distinctive Scottish landscape.
Stephanie Barnet of Shearer Candles commented “Most couples tend to keep their wedding candles traditional and elegant, providing detail and accent as well as scent and warmth. Church candles work brilliantly for decorating venues and your florist will be able to help create beautiful garlands and wreaths to compliment your church candles. Dining candles look beautiful on dinner tables and tealights dotted around your venue add a twinkling sparkle.”
Stephanie added “placing scented candles and diffusers in bathrooms and dressing rooms has become a popular trend, as well as more generally dotted around your wedding venue to provide your guests with an aroma throughout. A fragrance will forever more remind you of your special day.”
Shearer Candles have a stunning range of candles available to cover all aspects of your wedding. From favours, church candles and centre pieces to statement pieces and lanterns, they can be used to help create the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.
Shearer Candle fragrances to look out for are their Amber and Rose, Lavender, Neroli and Watermelon ranges. Stephanie suggests light, floral ranges, rather than anything too over-powering for wedding days.
At their Glasgow base, you can visit the factory shop – The Candle Store; a treasure trove of gifts, accessories (and some factory seconds and sale bargains too!). Open six days a week, you’ll find it at 23 Robert Street, Glasgow, G51 3HB. Or you can order online at Shearers Candles gorgeous new website www.shearercandles.com
If you’re looking to add a touch of Scottish flair to your wedding, then the Highland Collection from Shearer Candles are just perfect. Its subtle, muted tartan tones will look as great in a barn or a stately home… we’re also thinking that these would also make the perfect thank you gift for parents too!
Isn’t it time you discovered the Shearer candle website and Candle Store?