Recently we caught up with Keith Laverty, wedding stylist and designer of our elegant new Spring Collection, to ask him a few questions about where he finds inspiration, his style and approach, and of course his love of candles!
Creative Candles: Can you describe your style and your approach to wedding décor?
Keith Laverty: I love to meet with the bride and groom and learn as much about them as possible. Things like what their hobbies are, their fashion style, taste in home décor and what clothing designers they are attracted to. My mission is to come up with a wedding that represents them and their style.
CC: What was the inspiration behind the candles in the 2019 Keith Laverty Spring Collection?
KL: We loved the idea of using muted, natural colors. The colors in our collection are the perfect pairing with all flowers and greenery. [You can find some tips for refreshing your home décor in just this way here! - CC]
CC: What advice do you have for couples who are currently planning their wedding?
KL: My advice would be to pick the best people that you can afford. Don’t skimp on what you think is important and NEVER have friends help out the day of the wedding. When I meet a bride (or groom)-to-be, I ask what is most important to them and what feeling they’re trying to portray. While having pictures is a great start, it’s important to create something customized just for you and your partner.
CC: There are so many components to a beautiful wedding reception. How do candles enhance the ambiance?
KL: Candles make a huge difference and create a warm ambiance. The flicker of candlelight cannot be duplicated. Colored candles add a soft touch and enhance any special occasion. Candlelight can be very soothing with its gentle glow.
CC: Candles are often a key component of a beautiful table-scape. Are there other uses for candles at a wedding or reception that you recommend?
KL: We love to use candlelight to enhance a ceremony – we use candles anywhere from along the aisle to the ceremony space itself. We’ve found that adding candles to the back bar during cocktail hour is a nice accent.
CC: And finally, let’s talk a little about us! Why do you recommend and use Creative Candles at your weddings?
KL: Creative Candles are quality, long-lasting candles. The variety of colors provides the perfect accent to any event. They burn even and beautifully. I have tried many other candle companies and Creative Candles is the best along with easy, fast ordering and excellent customer service.
CC: Thanks, Keith!
You can shop the Keith Laverty Spring Collection now and bring spring into your home.