“A ‘give back’ wedding is a celebration of love and commitment that isn’t just about the couple and their family and friends, but rather a wider circle of community touched by the wedding”. – Marcie Muehlke, co-founder of Fair Trade Wedding Dress Company, Celia Grace.
Heartwarming words from a woman we deeply admire, and who founded one of our favorite companies. Celia Grace creates fair trade wedding dresses for brides who are beautiful inside and out. Every elegantly designed gown truly gives back by helping women around the world.
Businesses like Celia Grace make us proud to be part of a global movement for ethically made products that touch many lives near and far, simply because of the way they are made and a commitment to the greater good. There are so many out there… it’s not hard to find them!
Of course, there are also lots of products that do little for people or the planet, which is why we’re excited that this movement to “purchase with heart” continues to grow.
With that in mind – and summer in the air with wedding planning in high gear – we thought we’d take a moment to share some special ways to make any wedding a “Give Back Ever After” one with unique, handcrafted candles.
Light the way
Weddings are wonderful in so many ways, mostly because they celebrate a connection between two people who love each other. It is a day full of shared joy and moments that everyone wants to remember, which is why we like giving guests a keepsake they’ll take home and treasure.
You can thank your wedding party with a custom designed candle favor matching your theme and colors, and sharing your values. As one of our dear brides Rachel said, “Knowing that our wedding favors support an amazing company with a compelling social mission made us smile when our guests asked us where the beautiful, great smelling candles were from.” Thank you, Rachel!
And make your ceremony and reception glow with distinctive candles handmade by women artisans, reflecting the generosity of spirit shared by everyone present.
Weddings are a great time to give meaningful gifts and express gratitude to family and friends. At Prosperity Candle, we feel gratitude takes on an entirely new meaning with wedding and bridal gifts that brighten the lives of those that make them. With many designs and wonderful fragrances to choose from, we individually gift box each candle with your personal message enclosed.
Best of all, each candle includes a story card about the woman who made it and the opportunity to send her a personal message. Every day our artisans receive loving notes of support and gratitude, telling them how much their candles are enjoyed.
From an exquisite dress to fancy flowers and thoughtful touches, we know every detail counts on wedding day. Which is why we offer so many wonderful scents inspired by nature. Choose from over 60 luxurious fragrances made with essential oils, from rich florals to soothing woods, fresh herbs to seasonal fruits, and refreshing scents like a cool ocean breeze. We also make unscented candles that are entirely fragrance-free.
And none of our fragrances are over-powering… we never add enhancers or dyes, believing the perfect candle creates a gentle ambiance rather than overwhelms your senses.
Make it seasonal
Every wedding season has its own beauty. For us, summer months speak of sun, time spent outdoors, and a nostalgic feeling of days spent at the beach. The Antibes Coral Candle is one of the most unique candles we’ve ever created, evoking all that is naturally beautiful seaside. Introduced a few months ago, it’s become one of our all-time favorites.
No matter what time of year a wedding is, we have the perfect candle ready and waiting to be poured in the fragrance of your choice. And if you’re looking for something truly special, give us a call. No one has as many unique candle designs as we do!
Toast the happy couples
Yes, let’s toast all the couples out there who are planning weddings that are eco-friendly, socially responsible, and give back with love and gratitude… it’s exactly what the world needs.
With the growing popularity of fair trade weddings, people today seek a celebration that reflects who they are and at the same time provides a memorable experience for everyone attending. Prosperity Candle can help create that experience, from wedding favors to table décor to bridal gifts.
So, need an inspirational gift for the happy couple? Or getting married yourself and looking for the perfect favors for your guests, gifts for your bridal party, and candles for your tables?
A big thanks to our friends at Celia Grace for contributing to this post and, more importantly, to helping to make the world a better place.