Get to Know a Wedding Favor Vendor: Candle with a Cause

We have something a little bit different to share with you today; our first Wedding Favor Vendor interview with Mitch of Candle for a Cause. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Candle With a Cause is a four-year-old company located in Columbus, Ohio. My business partner, Carlos Arango, and myself have dedicated years to growing an organization that not only keeps glass out of the trash, but also gives back to the community in a variety of meaningful ways. We offer the highest quality candles available, using the absolute highest quality sustainable products available. We believe that by offering an amazing candle made with sustainable products that benefits local organizations, we can make a real impact on the world. We are not just trying to succeed in our venture; Candle With A Cause is trying to prove that it is possible to succeed in the for-profit business world while making a real impact in the community. We would love to see other companies follow suit.

LOCAL: Our candles are custom designed for the non-profit organizations that are featured on each label. Every detail from the scent of the wax to the type of bottle used is designed to raise funds and awareness for our partners.
SUSTAINABLE: Our candles are made of post-consumer glass and filled with cosmetic grade soy wax, utilizing core-less cotton wicks primed with vegetable oil.
MEANINGFUL: 25% of the net proceeds from each candle is donated directly to the nonprofit doing excellent work for and in our community.

We now offer customizable wedding candles! The couples can custom design the label with a photograph or graphic of their choice as well as font and copy. They can choose the scent blend that we custom create in-house. Last but not least, they can choose from our list of non-profit partners to determine how the candles benefit the community!

Our candles make amazing centerpieces as well as gifts for the attendees. Leave a meaningful memory with those you love by gifting them a Candle With a Cause featuring your wedding information and photograph! Feel good about your purchase knowing that 25% of the net profit is benefiting the non-profit of your choice!

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Today’s photographer interview is with Samara of Sarelle Photos based in Toronto, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

My Husband and I (Chris & Samara) are the creative force behind Sarelle Photos. For us life boils down to good food, wine, adventure, our awesome dog and hanging out with people who make us laugh. We are currently based out of the GTA, but travel all over. I started our business in Montreal in 2007, the year I graduated with my DEC in Photography. I’m going on 11 years now of shooting weddings with about 300 under my belt, having started my carer first by freelancing for other local wedding photographers.

When Chris and I met back in 2009, he jumped on board with me, and fell in love (with both me & wedding photography). After a few years of travelling back and forth shooting between Toronto and Montreal, we decided to move our home base to Ontario — 9 Months ago to be exact! We got married this summer too! So it’s been a big year for us.

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It's Friday (Roundups)! Who Said Yes This Week

It's Friday (Roundups)! Who Said Yes This WeekPhoto credit: Flickr

Monday marked the two year anniversary of when my husband proposed to me. I’m not sure if many people actually celebrate their engagement anniversary — but we brought out the bubbly anyway. ;) Did you recently get engaged? If so — we’ve got over 3,500+ lovely vendors for you to browse! You can also check out some of their interviews, features and real weddings in today’s roundup.

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Are you considering a unique destination wedding? If so, this infographic from Wedding Paper Divas is for you! From Wedding Paper Divas:

Your marriage is a special day in your life, so why not host it in a special place? Scanning the globe for worldwide attractions such as the Great Wall of China, Eiffel Tower and Pyramids of Giza, we grew curious of not only how much it costs to visit these places, but how much it costs to have your dream wedding there.

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Real Wedding: Kimi and Mario's Art Museum Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography (12)

Today’s real wedding comes to us from Kathleen Hertel Photography, based in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. Here’s more about the wedding and the incredibly sweet engagement story from the lovely bride herself:

We met about 8 years ago at a local bar through mutual friends. I was just out of a long term serious relationship with my son’s father. Of course I was attracted to Mario with his good looks and sweet dance moves. But he is also genuine, kind, caring, funny and an all around good guy. What made me love him even more was how he not only how he treated me, but the way he treats son.

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Today’s real wedding comes to us from Khalilah of A Boxed Event based in Wilmington, NC! Here’s more about the wedding from Khalilah:

Mary & Josh said I do on July 4th  — and boy were there fireworks. They married on the deck of The River Room located in downtown Historic Wilmington overlooking the Cape Fear River & brick faced backdrop with reception immediately following indoors at The River Room.

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Today’s featured invitation collection comes to us from Tree of Hearts based in Bridgnorth, England! Here’s more about the collection and the inspiration behind it from Tree of Hearts:

Summer festivals are incredibly popular here in the UK and many couples are looking to recreate that theme for their weddings. They are choosing giant tipi tents for their reception with lots of bunting and other vintage touches. So we’ve created stationery to match with these 3 designs to give that real summer festival vibe!

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Today’s planner interview is with Selina of Selina Rose Weddings and Events based in Murrieta, CA! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a loving mom of two beautiful boys that continue to motivate me every day. Along with being a mother, I am proud to say that I honestly have the best job in the world. I officially launched Selina Rose Weddings and Events this last April, but have been planning weddings and events for a few years now.

My mission is to first build a relationship based on trust and commitment.  Understanding you on a personal level will help me make your dream wedding a reality.  My goal is to create an environment that captures the essence of your wedding or event while exceeding expectations. Every wedding accepted is treated as if I were planning my own, delivering the same amount of passion and attention to detail.

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