Hand Held Wedding Candles
Creatively designed and carefully handcrafted by our Dahlia team, we aim to provide you with unique and traditionally inspired candles ("lambades" or "lambathes" in Greek) that are the perfect detail to your ceremony. We use only hand-dipped taper candles, created from a blend of superior quality (100% high density, highly refined) paraffin wax. Skilled artisans hand-dip tapers one paper-thin layer at a time to ensure a beautiful matte finish. The candle’s pure cotton wick allows for a slow and calm burn that produces a soft, illuminating glow. Candles burn at a rate of approximately 1” per hour and are smoke resistant and dripless.
We recommend our 21” hand held candles as this size seems to not overpower the couple. Some designs are also available in 24” candles, if preferred. If needed for church stands, we also offer 32” lambathes that coordinate with the handheld candles. It is common to purchase hand held candles in a set since it is mandatory that both the bride and groom each hold one during the sacrament. All our candles are available for purchase as a set or individually (for Koumbaro or decorative purposes). Please contact your church to find out what size and quantity they recommend for your sacrament.
To learn more about the significance of the “Lighting of the Candles” during the wedding sacrament, visit our wedding traditions page.