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When one of the original team behind Earth Hour organised her wedding, the eco credentials of all the partners that went into making her day magic were critical.  Being a bit of a style maven the look was just as important.   She came to us wanting the candles to be the centrepiece of every table.  Rather than volumes of flowers thrown away at the end of the night, the bride opted to keep the table decorations very simple with one of our large honeycomb pillar candles in the centre of every table and a smaller beeswax pillar candle at each place serving triple duty – bomboniere/wedding favour gift, place holder and ambience creator.  Using candles as the table centrepiece is an idea that is a fraction of the cost of what many brides spend on flowers alone and then had an abundance of candles left over on the night to light up their honeymoon (and probably about the first 5 years of married life given how long our beeswax pillars burn for)!

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Keeping the wedding table decorations simple, a Queen B pure honeycomb pillar candle formed the centrepiece of every tableOur bride had the venue turn the lights to their lowest setting to allow the ambience to be 

 

Our bride had the venue turn the lights to their lowest setting to allow the candles to create a magical and romantic ambience on the evening.  Look at the incredible warm glow created with all those golden, bee created flames. 

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Eco wedding ambience courtesy of pure beeswax honeycomb pillars

 

Each hand-rolled, pure honeycomb, beeswax pillar candle was wrapped with twine and a place card for each guest… a bomboniere gift for them to take with them at the end of the evening.  As a bride said to me once, every time one of our friends lights their wedding favour candle they’ll be thinking lovely things about us and you can’t buy that sort of karma!

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Queen B pure beeswax pillar candles doubled as wedding favours and eco table decoration

 

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Bomboniere gift idea, wedding table decoration and eco wedding ambience all rolled into one

 

If we’ve lit your wedding or event (no matter how big or how small) and you have beautiful, professional quality photographs showing the candlelight on the occasion that you’d be happy for us to share, please email them to me and we’ll give you a $25.00 credit on your next order.  We’re also happy to provide credit to the photographer.

Sweetness & light and all things bright,

Cate xx

 

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Our surprise hit of 2012 was the product we collaborated with Joost on – Jam Jar tealights.  A perfect illustration of 1 + 1 = far more than 2.  A glass jam jar + a pure beeswax tealight candle = hours of loveliness.  A jar full of romance?  And ampule of ambience?  A window of perfection?  Oh, don’t get me started… I’m just back from a great break and I’m feeling the love.

Anyway, the break gave me an opportunity to get to some of the 1,000 unread emails in my inbox (whoops) which made me realise that you wanted more options.  Of course, options mean me holding stock (so that we can ship out your goodies outrageously fast), but the brain cells have brainstormed and they all agree that this is a fabulous idea.

So, with no further ado, we have two new options available in the Jam Jar tealights… a box of 8 Jam Jars tealights (8 jars + 8 candles)

Pack of 8 Jam Jar beeswax tealight candles with 8 jars

Pack of 8 Jam Jar beeswax tealight candles with 8 jars

And a box of 60 Jam Jar tealight refills (which is a great complement to our Jam Jar tealight Party Pack).

With that many pure beeswax Jam Jar tealights you can create beauty like this

natural beeswax tealight candle in recyclable glass jam jars - a collaboration with Joost Bakker

For your valentine (or wedding candles)

 

or this…

 

natural beeswax tealite candle in recyclable glass jam jar

For the directionless

Wishing you a very happy, beeswax candlelit 2013.

May your Valentine (be that you or someone else) shower you in natural, golden light, poured by hand from the loins of Australian bees.

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Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holderspersonalised candlesvotive candlestealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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These 8cm solid pillars have literally been on my list of things to do for almost a year.  All it took in the end was an order for 200 of them!  We had moulds done, wicks sorted, embossing tool made and packaging solved in a matter of weeks.

So, for those of you who thought our existing range of solid beeswax pillars were too tall…

our pure beeswax tealights too small…

our beeswax dinner candles too narrow…

our beeswax votives in glass too glassy…

and you just wanted a shorter, wider, un-glassier candle, we’ve finally done it.

These bee-uties are 8cm tall.  Approx 4.5cm wide and burn for around 20 hours each.

They are perfect for the Page Thirty Three Essential Oil Burner.

To celebrate their launch we’ve got them at 20% off for 48 hours – until 17th November 2012.

You can get them in a pack of 2

8cm solid beeswax pillars – pack of 2

 

or a pack of 6

8cm solid beeswax pillar – pack of 6

 

and because it is actually all about the flame, here’s what they look like when they’re lit (sorry about dodgy photograph)

8cm solid beeswax pillar candle lit

 

and here’s the Page 33 Essential Oil Burner that became the trigger that got this project off the ground.

Page Thirty Three Essential Oil Burner

 

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Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holderspersonalised candlesvotive candlestealight candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

 

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I don’t usually blog about specific wedding unity candles that I hand-paint, but I was a little excited about how these turned out.

I was provided with a copy motif from the wedding invitation

The bride said she’d be happy with an outline of the design.

I got carried away in the moment and we delivered this (I’ve removed the family name’s to protect identity).  Yay.  Pretty happy with that.  Hopefully the bride will send through images from the day and then I’ll share those here too.


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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I just love getting emails on Queen B candles and what they’re doing in our friends’ lives and am particularly enamoured when our lovers take the time to send photographs.  This week one lovely customer sent double barrelled loving our way.

 

“I have tracked down a few photos which include the gorgeous Queen B candles…

The photos do not do justice to just how fabulous the setting looked with the warmth and sparkle generated by the votives.

The beauty of the candles live on way past the wedding day and we have enjoyed them many times over creating new memories and rekindling our collective memory of a very happy and special day for all our families.

Many people contributed in large and small ways with their friendship and professionalism to a create a wonderful day and a pleasant and happy atmosphere. You were one of those and your help is truly appreciated and remembered.”

[quick break here in the sharing for you to wipe your eyes and enjoy some wedding photographs]…

but that’s not all… the loving continued…

 

“Before I go I must tell you a story of how “queenb saved the day” or more correctly how “queenb saved the dinner” .

It was early  autumn evening and  barely any light left in the sky. The table was set, family seated, dinner was cooked and just plated when suddenly all was BLACK. Every thing electrical in the house shut down. We grappled with matches, whipped out of the drawer some
roll your owns I’d made at the class years ago and found some tall glasses to hold them.

We quickly  investigated and found  we could not turn anything back on. With the votives already on the table we were able to enjoy a hot dinner and Laura’s birthday cake uninterrupted .Without the candles dinner would have been a disaster (the torch was useless) but instead we really enjoyed the extra sparkling candle light.

After dinner we called Energy Aus who diagnosed our hot water service was having difficulties and had tripped  the power.  The HWS that was repaired evening.

My tip for all hosts is to have a ready supply of queenb tapers and votive/tea lights for every dinner and in case of emergency!  I mean you can warm things with the tea lights too!”


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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I always say that the true beauty of a Queen B candle is only apparent when it is lit… hot off the press these beautiful shots from Joanne.  (yes, we feel honoured to receive these less than a month since the wedding)

From this…

Hand-painted unity wedding candlesto this…

Unity candles ceremony - Queen B candlesQueen B Wedding unity candles lit

or this…

Hand-painted beeswax wedding candles

and this… (although this is a beautiful shot)

Beeswax tealight in fishbowl tealight holder

to these…

Wedding reception lit by Queen B beeswax candles Long burning tealight for weddings

Heartfelt thanks to Joanne for sharing the images and to her photographer Peter Merison from Shoalhaven Studios.


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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I just received the most beautiful photograph from a bride we did a unity candle for. Photography by Luke Gow Photography. The candle goes into our photographic competition.

Queen B beeswax Wedding Unity Candle

Queen B beeswax Wedding Unity Candle


Queen B beeswax candles are made with 100% pure Australian beeswax a pure cotton wick and copious amounts of hand made love. We stock beautiful and stylish candle holders, personalised candles, votive candles and pillar candles that nourish the human spirit and our environment.

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