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  • An eco wedding lit by honeycomb pillars

    When one of the original team behind Earth Hour organised her wedding, the eco credentials of all the partners that went into making her day magic were critical.  Being a bit of a style maven the look was just as important.   She came to us wanting the candles to be the centrepiece of every table.  Rather than volumes of flowers thrown away at the end of the night, the bride opted to keep the table decorations very simple with one of our large honeycomb pillar candles in the centre of every table and a smaller beeswax pillar candle at each place serving triple duty - bomboniere/wedding favour gift, place holder and ambience creator.  Using candles as the table centrepiece is an idea that is a fraction of the cost of what many brides spend on flowers alone and then had an abundance of candles left over on the night to light up their honeymoon (and probably about the first 5 years of married life given how long our beeswax pillars burn for)!

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    Our bride had the venue turn the lights to their lowest setting to allow the candles to create a magical and romantic ambience on the evening.  Look at the incredible warm glow created with all those golden, bee created flames. 

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    Each hand-rolled, pure honeycomb, beeswax pillar candle was wrapped with twine and a place card for each guest... a bomboniere gift for them to take with them at the end of the evening.  As a bride said to me once, every time one of our friends lights their wedding favour candle they'll be thinking lovely things about us and you can't buy that sort of karma!

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    If we’ve lit your wedding or event (no matter how big or how small) and you have beautiful, professional quality photographs showing the candlelight on the occasion that you’d be happy for us to share, please email them to me and we’ll give you a $25.00 credit on your next order.  We’re also happy to provide credit to the photographer.

    Sweetness & light and all things bright,

    Cate xx

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  • Luxury wedding at Catalina lit with bee created light

    Another day, another amazing event lit with bee created light from Queen B!  Our brief for this occasion was to light a luxury, eco wedding at Catalina, Rose Bay.  Flowers by Grandiflora.

    The ambience for this occasion was created with two types of candles:

    1. Firstly, we created bespoke candles for the bride and groom featuring the design on their wedding invitation.  We made 4 candles in total which were placed with a large floral feature as guests walked into the venue.
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    2. Secondly, our 8-9hr tealights were placed in small fishbowls at each guest place setting... best actress in a supporting role to the incredible wedding centrepiece flowers done by Grandiflora
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    Funnily, my last boss (the lovely one who thought I was mad for giving up my well paying job to do Queen B) was at this wedding and seated next to a guest who upon seeing the candles burning recognised them immediately as being pure beeswax and started raving on about these 'Queen B' pure beeswax candles that she buys online etc etc.  He was proud as punch!  That was only two degrees of separation to a customer I had never met before but who had bought online for years.  It's lovely how things come full circle.

    If you're organising an eco wedding or sustainable event and you're looking for ambience that packs a punch and unique ideas, give us a buzz.  As an Australian manufacturer we can move fast and you can rest assured that you're hard earned money made a difference many times over - not just to creating an unforgettable event, but to the jobs supported by buying Queen B candles.

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  • Eco wedding - pure beeswax candles

    We're pretty spoiled for choice on things to write about at Queen B, but I have to say that one of my greatest delights is when our customers share photographs with us of their events and we can see our hand-crafted beauties doing their thing.

    It is one thing to sell beeswax candles, it is another thing entirely to make natural light.

    It's one thing to use candles at a wedding or event, it is another thing entirely to use completely natural beeswax candles with their unique golden light (not to mention that your guests don't have to breathe in toxic fumes all night)... that simple choice will not just create a special ambience, but you're also supporting bees, our beekeepers, the regional communities they live in, jobs at Queen B... not to mention the environment and planet!  One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.  Wedding... becomes eco wedding... luxury wedding... different... special!

    While my raison d'étre may be hand-crafting natural, non-toxic, carbon neutral, eco candlelight, we are fortunate that our candles appeal just as much to the luxury end of the market as they do to the conscious or eco consumer... not that they're mutually exclusive!

    Anyway, I thought it might be nice to share some of the photographs from events we've lit.  A picture speaks a thousands words (and, often, so do I!).  These photographs are from a wedding held at The Wharf in Sydney.  Flowers by Grandiflora.

    For this wedding, the candles were used in two ways:

    1. Ambience - rising to the challenge of creating a warm, romantic, intimate ambience in a huge warehouse space, our 8-9hr tealight candles were placed in mini-fishbowls at each guest's place setting and dotted along the windowsill around the venue.  NB putting candles into a glass not only provides wind protection but the glass reflects more light... giving you more bang for your hard earned buck.
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    2. A sea of candlelight feature table - our bride wanted to create a sea of candles as a feature at the event.  This was cleverly achieved on a budget by using large fishbowls, glass plinths, tealight holders and votive holders along with various sizes of candles to create the look.  The flickering of the flames reflecting off the glass holders of different sizes and shapes created the look of hundreds of candle flames.
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    A few tips for creating this look:

    • most good florists will have glassware that they can lend/hire to you for the evening rather than purchasing it.
    • if you're having an event at home or not using a florist for your event, hire glasses (lowballs or highballs) as another cheap way of creating this look without breaking the bank
    • otherwise, most Vinnies stores have a huge range of glassware for sale... I've lit an event before where I bought over 150 glasses for 50c each and then dropped them back the next day.  That's a win win!  And the different sizes, shapes and heights of the glasses create a beautiful look... if that's the look you're going for!... it's not the luxury eco wedding look, but it is a lovely look!
    • these photographs were taken before we launched our tealights in clear cups... the tealights in clear cups would be EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL... if that's even possible

    If we've lit your wedding or event (no matter how big or how small) and you have beautiful, professional quality photographs showing the candlelight on the occasion that you'd be happy for us to share, please email them to me and we'll give you a $25.00 credit on your next order.  We're also happy to provide credit to the photographer.

    Sweetness & light and all things bright,

    Cate xx

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