How to Style Brass Candlesticks

How to Style Brass Candlesticks

Brass candlesticks add instant warmth, shine, and dimension to your tablescape. They are definitely one of my go-to's for centerpiece options. Here are some of my favorite ways to style them: 

1. Line

Photo by  Cadey Reisner Weddings , Styling by The Vintage Lease

Photo by Cadey Reisner Weddings, Styling by The Vintage Lease

Photography by McCune Photography

Photography by McCune Photography

Line 'em up! This is especially popular with long tables because you have a lot of table area to cover.  For this look, you should have roughly one candlestick per ft, so you'll be typically want 6-8 candlesticks per table. Start about a 1/2 ft. - 1 ft in and vary the height as you go. Once you put the candles in, take a step back and see if you have any that stick out like a sore thumb, and then just swap them out if you do. 

2. Cluster

Photography by  Kristine Elisabeth Photography , Styling by The Vintage Lease

Photography by Kristine Elisabeth Photography, Styling by The Vintage Lease

Clustering the candlesticks close together adds instant drama and old time elegance. This is a great choice for special areas like the cake table, ceremony altar, head table, or any other area that you really want to capture attention. To achieve this look, just make sure you group the tallest one (s) in the middle and vary down from there. You don't need to be exact on height because variation adds depth but when you step back and look, there should be a general descent. 

3. Frame

Photography by  Cadey Reisner Weddings , Styling by The Vintage Lease

Photography by Cadey Reisner Weddings, Styling by The Vintage Lease

Framing a centerpiece (or object) is another way to use those candlesticks. This can be done with as few as two candlesticks (similar height) or two clusters. It lends itself to a very classic and timeless look. 

4. Offset Cluster

Photography:  Taylor & Porter  via  Wedding Sparrow
Photography:  Anastasia Bruykhanova

The offset cluster is exactly what it sounds like; a cluster that is offset. I like to think of it as a way to frame something, but without the symmetry. It's the perfect way to use candlesticks on a round table and I love it for adding attention to special areas like a cake table or bar, without being overpowering. 

5. Pairs + Trios

Using 2 or 3 candlesticks can be just as beautiful as a whole bunch. If you are using a pair of same height candlesticks, you can frame something in a very minimalistic way. Or you can set 2 or 3 together of different heights. One trick to creating different heights when you only have candlesticks that are the same heights is to set them on something like a book or a crate to give the appearance of varied height. 

I hope you found this helpful! Happy Planning! 

Love Always,
Sarah