Add Romance to Your Reception

Candles and chocolates are practically the staples of any epic love affair — incorporate these sweet touches into your reception to instantly set the mood for the most romantic night of your life!

Let There Be Light

glo candles

One of the coolest items to come my way recently are these gorgeous handmade GloLite candles from PartyLite. Why? Unlike most candles, these pillars literally glow from top to bottom when lit. Yep, the entire candle (not just the top part), is illuminated!






The effect is quite beautiful — I can just picture them grouped together on reception tables, casting a romantic light throughout the room.
(Caveat: Make sure your venue site allows candles!) They’re also perfect for any other wedding celebration, from bridal showers to rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and after-parties.


But why wait for the wedding? Enjoy them in your home now and set the mood for romance and relaxation. Go to or call 888-999-5706 and shine the light!






Sweet Treat

godiva chocolate1

Another fun idea: Yummy wedding cake favors from Godiva inspired by the cake guru herself, Sylvia Weinstock. These mini-cakes ($20 per set of four) are milk chocolate on the outside with two delish layers inside: velvety chocolate ganache and creamy vanilla ganache.




godiva chocolate boxes
And if you’re a pure chocolate fanatic, you’ll love these tiered cakes filled with dark chocolate ganache ($38 per set of four). Each cake comes in its own white box, tied with a bow. Sweet! Available at





— Diane Forden