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25 of the Loveliest Ways to Include Lanterns in Your Wedding

We love, love, love our wedding decor here in weddingsonline HQ and something we see a lot of is lanterns! They’re versatile, can look incredibly pretty when filled with flickering candles or fresh flowers and they can be used in loads of different ways. They make stunning pew ends for wedding ceremonies – fill them with flowers, pop in plain or personalised candles (Lightworker Candles have a fabulous array of personalised candles and are based here in Ireland) or use them as a cool place to display your unity candle. If you’re looking for something unique, you can use them to create an incredible backdrop with hanging lanterns or place some lanterns beside draped curtains to create a stunning and incredibly romantic altar setting.

For your reception, prop some ornate lanterns beside signs to create an enchanting display, use them as centrepieces, to display table numbers, as a place to pop wedding cards and just about anywhere else to bring some romance to the room and occasion. Your maids can even even hold them as a fun and fitting winter alternative to bouquets! Lanterns come in all manner of sizes and colours from cheery ochre yellows to glamorous glittery golds and elegant and versatile black so you’re sure to find something to suit your own particular style or theme. Check out some of our favourite ways couples have worked lanterns in to their Big Day below…

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Photo by Set Free Photography

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Photo by Jenna Henderson

Ruffled - photo by Emily Wren http://ruffledblog.com/woodland-romance-wedding-inspiration

Photo by Emily Wren Photography via Ruffled

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Photo by The Nichols

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Photo by Alicia Swedenborgh via Style Me Pretty

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Photo via Deer Pearl Flowers

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Photo by Erin J Saldana via Style Me Pretty

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Photo by Coco Tran via Style Me Pretty

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Photo by Aneta MAK via Style Me Pretty

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Photo by Love My Smile Photography via Rock My Wedding

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Photo by Closer to Love Photography via Wedding Chicks

Ruffled - photo by http://pinkertonphoto.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/casual-glam-wedding-in-paradise-valley/

Photo by Pinkerton Photography via Ruffled

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Photo by Brooke Boling Weddings

Ruffled - photo by Pat Furey http://ruffledblog.com/upstate-new-york-wedding-at-bedford-post-inn

Photo by Pat Furey via Ruffled

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Photo by Stacy Paul Photography

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Photo by Jason Burns Photography via Project Wedding

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Photo by Sposto Photography via Wedding Chicks

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Photo via Tulle & Chantilly

Photography by Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc.

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

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Photo by Chrissy Irvin

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Photo via Weddbook

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Photo by Michelle Lange Photography

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Photo by Calli B Photography via Mod Wedding

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Photo by Teale Photography

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Photo by Jenny Sun Photography

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Pamela

Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.

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