Sunday, September 23, 2007

Basket of Candles

I experienced a wonderful tradition this past weekend at my niece's bridal shower. It was the New England 'Basket of Candles'. This basket is given to the bride to be and the poem below is read. Not a dry eye in the I will never forget. Enjoy

Basket of Candles
For "bride name"

A basket of candles That come in a pair
In all different colors, For you two to share
The white ones burn first
They are wrapped in white lace
To celebrate your first married night
In your new chosen place
The green pair is taller, and also much thinner
Burn with the first company, you have over for dinner
The dark blue candles are for after your first fight
Use them to burn while making up all night
Pink candles set the mood and pave the way
For your first married Valentine’s Day
Now, when your first year of marriage is through
The cream anniversary pair, will light for you two.
Red candles aflame, both your futures are bright.
Celebrate promotions you’ve worked toward with all of your might.
By this time we hope, maybe, just maybe
You can light the purple ones, on the birth of your baby,
And just when you thought, you’d put these away
Take the light blue ones out-for your fifth anniversary day.
Now just one more pair left-for the big 2 5
The anniversary pair that will keep your love alive
Congratulations bride and groom (enter names)
On the start of your forever
May the two of you always be happy together
And burn these candles
Just the way we said
But please don’t forget-blow them out before bed!

With love,
Your bridal party


Anonymous said...

Where can I purchase these candle sets or a "basket of candles" for my friend's wedding?

missy said...

Hi - this basket was made for my niece. You can make it as well by following the colors of the poem. Good luck with it.