In my last article I presented you a very nice and elegant way to personalize your wedding by lighting mini hot air balloon lanterns and let them float up to the sky. In this article I want to present another wonderful way to make your wedding day more special than it already is: floating flower lanterns.
Floating flower lanterns
Floating flower candles have their origin in China, were they were use for special celebrations such as weddings, symbolizing peace, and good wishes and thankfulness. Like wishing sky lanterns, flower lanterns have then been used in Europe and then in USA. A wedding planner should be able to suggest stylish and romantic wedding ideas perfect for the bride and the groom.
If your wedding is taking place at a venue that has a lake or a pond, or even a pool, using floating flower candles would be a great idea, as they would make your wedding guest relax and enjoy the wonderful view. Before purchasing the floating flower candles make sure that the owner of your wedding venue allows it. If your wedding venue doesn’t have a pool or a lake or a pond, but it allows it has inside a large cylinders or a large tank of water, you could use the flower lanterns as inside decorations.
Flower lanterns function based on the same principle. The floating flower lanterns are made of biodegradable paper and have a cardboard fuel cell in the center. The cardboard fuel cells are lightened and then the flowers are pushed on the water where they float for up to 15 minutes. In order to extend the lightening period, people have adapted the floating flower lanterns and replaced the cardboard fuel cells with candles or led.
The floating flower candles come in different sizes, colors and flower shapes. From water lilies, to roses, to lotus flower you can choose any shape and any color. Make sure you check the size of your floating area before deciding the size of the flower lanterns, in order to know how many flower lanterns would fit.
If your wedding venues doesn’t allow you to use floating flower lanterns, you have another option floating mini flower candles. Floating mini flower candles can be used in a small bowl filled with water as centerpieces for your wedding tables. If you decide to do so, make sure that the light in the venue is pale, so that the light from the floating mini flower candles create a romantic atmosphere.